Join Wine Advisor and Chef Catherine Harbour, along with her partner in crime Wine Advisor and Sous Chef Kathy Tamblin while they take you on a monthly food and wine journey that includes recipes. Three courses, three wines. Perfect for a 6 pack or a case, depending on the number of people you want to play with. Please see below for a list of topics and menus. Email Catherine or Kathy today to get started or call them at (707) 525-8466 to get these recipes in your inbox and these wines in your bottle chillers before the big day.
February is for Lovers!
Champagne for Everyone!
Menu and Wine Pairing
2005 Jean Veselle Champagne Brut Prestige
Wine Spectrum 94: This family estate is more than 300 years old and has continued the local traditions of producing rich, layered and captivating Champagne based on Pinot Noir grapes. While these wines are structured (similar to dry red wine), they show a silky lightness on the tongue that makes them instantly captivating. Winemaker Delphine Vesselle, daughter of Jean, represents the next artisan generation in Champagne—trained abroad, she artfully has blended the region’s traditions with modern winemaking sensibilities. The Brut Prestige is a 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay blend. Honeysuckle blossoms tickle the aromatic nose. Toasty, lovely notes of warm, crusty oatmeal biscuits drizzled with molasses and sweet, red fruits.
Broiled Lobster Tail over Wild and Brown Rice, accompanied by Grilled Asparagus and Saffron Sauce
NV Michel Turgy Champagne
Wine Spectrum 94+: From the same area of Champagne that boasts Salon, Krug and Launois….This Grand Cru bubbly is comprised of toasted brioche with creamy butter, crunchy toffee and bunches of wild blossoms—this persistent 100% Chardonnay pulsates with great energy and freshness. Grace, depth and beauty that are both a nod to its noble Le Mesnil terroir and the artisanal talents of winemaker Michel Turgy.
Decadent Flourless Chocolate Cake and Raspberry Coulis
NV Egly Ouriet Brut Tradition Grand Cru Champagne
Wine Spectrum 95, Anotnio Galloni 95: The Non-Vintage Brut Vieilles Vignes is a profound bottle of Champagne. A blend of two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay produced a rich, full-bodied Champagne with a wheat thin and honey-scented nose, and forceful, rich, boldly stated flavors that offer elegance as well as authority. The finish is dry and long. Still extremely young, this Champagne is capable of further development. The price makes it a steal.
3 Pack Price: $211
6 Pack Price: $422
Case Price: $844
* All prices include the recipes for each course. Shipping is additional
FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS OF THE COMING MONTHS
March: Comfort that Tastes Just Right
April: Easter Brunch
May: Mother’s Day Picnic
June: Father’s Day Barbecue
July: Food and Wine for a Crowd
August: Seaside Escape
September: Tailgating Treats
October: Autumn Colors
Catherine Harbour joined the Wine Spectrum with over 12 years of experience as a Chef on yachts, in estates and restaurants. She has cooked for the most discerning clientele on five continents and traveled over 50,000 miles to arrive at our door with a wealth of knowledge about food, wines and their pairings.
Former Restaurant Owner & Caterer, Kathy Tamblin brings her love of food & wine to Wine Spectrum. Spending over ten years of weekends in local Sonoma County Tasting Rooms she knows what the region produces. Learning how to appreciate both, she now shares her craft and her passions, amazing wine and seasonal food pairings.