So, you want to learn about wine? Well you’ve come to the right place. At Argaux education is our top priority and Vanessa Price’s Big Macs & Burgundy – Wine Pairings for the Real World is an approachable, educational, and entertaining guide to every day food & wine pairing. From cheetos to sushi, Vanessa covers it all.
Here we’ve highlighted our favorite pairings featured in Vanessa’s book and provided you with the wines to experience these taste explosions firsthand.
This box includes…
(1) 2020 Domaine de Oliveira Lecestre Chablis ‘Fourchaume’ Premier Cru
(1) 2018 Ottomani Chianti Superiore DOCG
(1) A Copy of Big Macs & Burgundy by Vanessa Price
(1) Argaux x Big Macs & Burgundy Wine 101: Tasting & Food Pairing Guide
Two bottles of wine, a copy of Big Macs & Burgundy – Wine Pairings for the Real World by Vanessa Price and an Argaux x Big Macs & Burgundy Wine Tasting & Food Pairing Guide
2020 Domaine de Oliveira Lecestre Chablis ‘Fourchaume’ Premier Cru
Benjamin De Oliveira’s grandparents moved from Portugal to Chablis in the early part of the 20th century. The family found work in the local logging industry and produced a bit of wine on the side. In the 1950s, Benjamins grandfather began working in the vines for William Fèvre at the young age of 14. After ten years, he saved enough to purchase his first parcel of land – a mere 33 ares, and he planted his first vineyard. Today, Benjamin and his wife run the business.
Region: Chablis, Burgundy, France
Farming Practices: Sustainable
Tasting Notes: White nectarine, green apple, lemon yogurt, minerality
Food Pairing: Sushi
2018 Ottomani Chianti Superiore DOCG
We first discovered Ottomani in 2019 at an international wine trade show in Veneto called Vinitaly. With over 4,000 wineries present, we found comfort in the “organic tent” knowing we were going to be tasting wines made by like-minded individuals. We found Ottomani on the second day of the trade show and were initially struck by their humble demeanor and insane quality of wine. Ottomani was started in 2006 by four friends who met studying enology at the University of Florence. Post-graduation and various jobs later, they found a dream farm for sale in Chianti Colli Fiorentini D.O.C.G. Today the four friends live and work together on their 100% off-the-grid farm.
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Farming Practices: Organic/Biodynamic
Tasting Notes: Red cherry, red plum, balsamic vinegar, sweet smoke, potpourri, dried oregano, leather, espresso bean, tobacco
Food Pairing: Spicy Rigatoni
Old World versus New World – why choose? When it comes to learning the ins and outs of wine tasting, starting with a solid Old World vs New World foundation is key. The fundamental traits that characterize these regions are essential in learning how to taste like a pro.
Box Includes: 2 or 4 bottles in your desired wine style and a tasting guide with tips and tricks to practice as you taste through wines from France and California.
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