The Chicago Luncheon was carried out on July 21st. This is an unprecedented event, including good dishes an Argentinian wines as the perfect pairing. The lunch was performed at Bristol Restaurant, with the participation of sommeliers and wine buyers from that city.
The Chicago Luncheonwas carried out on July 21st. This is an unprecedented event, including good dishes an Argentinian wines as the perfect pairing. The lunch was performed at Bristol Restaurant, with the participation of sommeliers and wine buyers from that city.
By means of Full Circle Wine Solutions- a company suggesting the highest quality solutions adapted to wines- Wines of Argentina offers this pairing event in four key cities for the national wines: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami. These lunches aim to consolidate the “country brand” in each of the four places.
Besides, the aim of this event is to identify clients, since it gathers 28 sommeliers and wine buyers from the most influential restaurants and clubs of those cities. This way, clients may make commercial deals through the sommeliers invited by FCWS, a company led by the well-known master sommelier Evan Goldstein.
This time, the event was carried out on July 21st at Bristol Restaurant, in Chicago. The other two lunches will be performed in New York and Miami on October 27th and November 3rd, respectively.
The event was a success considering sales and attendees’ quantity . Besides, high scores were achieved (4.9 of 5.0). Furthermore, another goal was reached since several commercial deals were made. Besides, 40 total applications were generated.
This time, the selected wines were: Doña Paula Estate, Sauvignon Blanc; Dominio Del Plata, Torrontés; Tamarí, Torrontés; Bodega Atamisque, Chardonnay; Bodega del Fin del Mundo Reserva, Pinot Noir; Bodega Norton Reserva, Malbec; Benegas Estate, Malbec; Felipe Rutini La Consulta, Malbec; Terrazas de los Andes, Malbec; Luigi Bosca Icono, Malbec; Raza Argentina, Malbec; Tapiz Syrah; Catena Zapata, Cabernet Sauvignon.
For the reception the chosen wine wasDoña Paula Estate Sauvignon Blanc, 2008.The first course -Charred Summer Squash, Almonds, Aleppo Pepper, Mint and Market Greens, Shaved Summer Vegetables, Tarragon Dressing- was paired with Tamarí Torrontés 2008, Críos de Susana Balbo Torrontés 2009, Bodega Atamisque Catalpa Chardonnay 2007 and Bodega del Fin del Mundo Reserva Pinot Noir, Patagonia 2008.
The second course -Duck Crepinette, Cherry Mustard, Watercress, Rye- was paired with Norton Reserva Malbec 2006, Benegas Estate Malbec 2006, Felipe Rutini La Consulta Malbec, 2006 and Terrazas de los Andes Reserva Malbec 2006.
The third course -Grilled Beef Tongue & Baby Octopus with Local Potato- was paired with
Raza Argentina Malbec 2005, Icono Malbec / Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, Tapiz Syrah 2006 and Catena Zapata Cabernet Sauvignon 2006, Mendoza
Finally, the dinner ended with an exquisite dessert: Chocolate Fondue and Nutter Butters.