With the vineyards harvested for another year, it’s time to pick up your wine glasses and prepare yourself for some of the finest whites, reds and rosés to grace your palate this year. And where better to do so than France?
Every year, the Sofitel Hotel Group celebrates the season with a wide range of activities and menus, each showcasing the best bottles and produce to be found from a specific wine producer. Tastings abound, everyone is merry and we all learn a little something about wine. This year, Gentleman’s Journal tried out the offering at the flagship, Sofitel Paris Le Faubourg.
What’s on the menu?
With menus themed around the grape harvests, you can expect eclectic, inventive dishes — such as a poached egg doused in a dish of rich, red wine sauce. Next up comes sea bass in white butter and Laurent Perrier champagne jus, before a dessert of striking guyot pear soaked in red wine and sweet, perfumed spices.
Of course, man can not enjoy wine on taste alone. And, until the end of the month, diners have the opportunity to book a tasting dinner with the winemakers themselves — to broaden their horizons and learn a little more about the process and taste.
Where else offers Wine Days?
The Wine Days event is a global one, and you will be able to find events in many Sofitels around the world. In the United States, for example, Sofitel hotels in the U.S. have partnered with world-renowned French cheesemonger Roland Barthélemy to create unique pairings with select cheeses from Savencia Fromage & Dairy’s “haute fromagerie” signature collection.
And, in Britain, Sofitel St James is giving you the the opportunity to taste an exceptional Merlot red grape juice by Alain Milliat, sample a wine pairing four-course menu in The Balcon — where your accompanying glasses are chosen by Dominique Milardi, maitre sommelier at the L’Union de la Sommellerie Francaise.
Sofitel Wine Days
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