Wine Pairing, Eastin Hotel Penang

I don’t have much knowledge on wine. I usually take them when I am out with friends who probably know wine better than I do. Tonight turned out to be an eventful night when I got to learn so much over a dinner.Photobucket

Oh, well. An invite from Eastin Hotel was a great lesson for me, perhaps, it turns out more like a class rather than dinner. I got so much to learn, from table manners to pairing wine! Yes, I didn’t know that we gotta pair wine with our dish. I thought you just get what you want for your main course and just order your favourite wine and that’s about it. I was simply, totally wrong. What an embarrassment! But, it would be an embarrassment worth to learn.Photobucket

The Eastin Hotel and The Wine Shop actually held a Wine Maker’s Night at one of the ballroom at Eastin Hotel. I was one of the fortunate one who get to enjoy and to be honest, it was a night for me to learn about wine pairing! It is priced at RM280 nett for each pax, served with 7-course set dinner with pairing wine from Chile and South Australia.


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Luis Felipe Edwards Pupilla Sauvignon Blanc, white wine, hailing from Chile is the lightest wine to pair with seared scallop. Lightest colour, smoothest wine with 12% of alcohol.

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Saltram Makers Table Sauvignon Blanc is made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape with green coloured skin with a dry finish. photo DSC_0959_zps1ab8cf25.jpg

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Maker’s Table
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A glass of wine to kick off the night. photo DSC_0963_zpscf067dda.jpg

Michael Low, from the Wine Shop gave a welcome speech along with some introductions to the various wines and how to pair them.  photo DSC_0944.jpg

I am delighted for being able to try the range below and the night started with light to full body and followed by red wine. photo DSC_0954.jpg

 Chocolate and wine can go well too!

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 Its just a matter of knowing how. photo DSC_0978_zps2e936bee.jpg

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