Here at the winery we have always prided ourselves in educating our customers. Our tours are extremely interactive and every year we add new components of wine information.
This year we have introduced a class/tasting entitled "Wine and Food Pairings Seminars." This month we hosted the first class and we have two more scheduled for August 14 and September 11. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America (CIA), I have thoroughly enjoyed planning the seminars with the assistance of Steven Kolpan and Michael Weiss. Both are renowned CIA wine instructors.
Our first seminar featured grilled foods paired with Millbrook and a nice selection of other wines. The classroom setting overlooking the vineyard, and Steven's presentation provided a lively discussion and tasting for 2 hours. Some of the topics were sensory awareness, food and wine interactions, matching wine with food textures and cooking preparations. Steven discussed with the group how to prepare types of food with the wine you are drinking. Despite the excellent wines and food, the hot topic of discussion was screw top vs. cork wine bottle closures!!!! It was an animated dialogue. Please visit us to learn more and sign up for the next seminars. They are already filling up.
Hope to see you there!