Monday, 11 March 2013

(Event) Wine and Sushi pairing by Tasty Grapes

I was very fortunate to have been invited by Tasty Grapes to their second wine and food pairing event: wine and sushi at the Odessa Club. I enjoyed their first event: the wine and cheese pairing evening and was intrigued by the thought of sushi and wine.
I love sushi and I love drinking wine but I’ve never had them together before that evening. Eoin and Richard from Tasty Grapes teamed up with Oishii Sushi for their paired wine tasting. Richard is the wine specialist and talked us through each wine, while Eoin told us about the pairing choice for each sushi. We tasted 7 different wines and sushi.

We were all greeted with a glass or two of prosecco on arrival which was a nice start to the evening.

We opened the tasting with a lovely combination of Champagne and an elegant Temari Salmon Pop which was absolutely gorgeous. You give me champagne and I’m a happy girl! We then got to taste 4 white wines and 2 red along with Maguro Tartare, Oishii Fancy, Ebi Tempura Maki, California Maki with avocado fan, Salmon Joe and an Ebi Nigiri.  The sushi were delicious and I was amazed how well the matches worked together..

Two attendees were celebrating their birthday and got a nice surprise!
Tasty Grapes made it an educational yet fun evening at the same time. The atmosphere was great and a lady even won a bottle of wine because she guessed the most grapes. Most of the attendees then headed to the Odessa Club’s bar to keep the fun going, me and my friends had a very good time and left Odessa merry.
Tasty Grapes’ next event will be wine and chocolate pairing. It will take place at the Odessa Club on the 4th of April in collaboration with Cocoa Atelier who will be providing their delicious chocolates. 

P.S. While I was invited to this evening free of charge, I have never been asked to review the event and the views expressed above are entirely my own.
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  1. YUM!!! Sounds like perfection to me. I am a massive fan of sushi and wine. Together or separate...Would have loved this :) Glad you had a lovely night Ketty! x

    1. Oh I should have told you about it! Will we ever meet? I hope so! Let's plan something.

  2. Cool event. What were the wines? Whichworked best?

    1. Hi there, it was great! Here are the pairings below, my fav were number 1, 3 and 5. I prefer white wine with sushi.

      1. Cattier Brut Icone (Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay,Champagne, France) with Temari Salmon Pop

      2.Touraine, Vignoble Gibault (Sauvignon Blanc Loire Valley, France) Maguro Tartare

      3. Domaine Castelnau Viognier France with Oishii Fancy

      4. Sugar Loaf 2009 Riesling Marlborough, NZ with Ebi Tempura Maki

      5. Carl Erhard Rudesheimer Riesling Rheingau, Germany with California Maki with Avocado fan

      6.Lucien Lardy Beaujolais Villages Gamay Beaujolais, France with Salmon Joe

      7.Lanzado Cosecha 2011 Tempranillo Rioja, Spain with Ebi Nigiri

  3. Delicious looking sushi!! Never ate sushi with wine before but might have to give it a try sometime :)