May 2, 2010 Personal

wine and cheese pairing class - an evening with dr. john mahoney

Yes, I admit it. I'm a bit of a wine snob as well as a foodie. I can't help it. I love good food paired with great wine. Wine is food. It should enhance your life as well as your palette. So - an idea was born.

Saturday was an awesome night. Pam and I planned a "Wine and Cheese Pairing Class". We asked wine educator Dr. John Mahoney , Ph. D, C.W.E. to be our guest speaker. 22 people were in attendance and it was a hit!

Featured wines were:
1. Rose Cava from Spain
2. Verdejo from Spain
3. Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand
4. Pinot Noir from Tasmania
5. Malbec from Argentina

Featured cheeses were:
1. Grand Camembert from France
2. Manchego from Spain
3. Goat Gouda from Netherlands
4. Parmigiano Reggiano from Italy
5. Adriatic Fig Spread from the Mediterranean

We ended with homemade chocolate fudge paired with the Malbec.

The wines were paired with the cheeses as Dr. Mahoney explained how each cheese enhanced the flavor of the wine.

It was an amazing night.


Dr. Mahoney was quite impressed with our table place settings. He said this was quite an "elegant affair". We thought so too :)
Dr. Mahoney welcomed each guest with a glass of Spanish Cava.
A few of our featured wines.
People took lots of notes on the wealth of knowledge that Dr. Mahoney provided during the course of the evening.
Thank you Dr. Mahoney for making our Wine and Cheese Pairing Class a smashing success.

Salud!!!
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