Summer Wine Chat with Chef John Sarich

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Join us for a special #wine pairing #Kitchenparty Google Hangout featuring Chef John Sarich, Culinary Director, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates/Columbia Crest. He’ll be walking us through two summer wines and giving us recipe advice for perfect summer pairings.

If you love wine or are curious about summer wine pairings, you don’t want to miss this episode.

HOW TO WATCH THE SHOW & PARTICIPATE IN THE CHAT: Watch the show here! Or on our Google+ Page

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columbia crest 1This episode is sponsored by our friends at Columbia Crest – follow them for great wine insights all year long!

Columbia Crest is one of the largest wineries in Washington state and has been producing high-quality, affordable wines for more than 30 years. In his role as Culinary Director, John conducts cooking classes, wine and food tastings, wine dinners, and special events, all designed to further the enjoyment and understanding of wine and food. He also presents training seminars and classes for wine and food professionals and aficionados around the world. We are honored and delighted to have Chef John join us live on KitchenParty.

Wines we’ll be tasting:

2012 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay

  • This light-bodied wine reveals a pure expression of the varietal with aromas of lemon seed, green mangoes and orange blossoms.
  • On the palate, layers of citrus fruit flavors combine with lively acidity, creating a refreshing style of Chardonnay.
  • 87 points – Wine Spectator
  • 87 points and “Best Buy” – Wine Enthusiast

2011 Columbia Crest Grand Estates Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Aromas and flavors of dark red fruits and soft spice in this wine reveal a bold style of Cabernet Sauvignon.
  • This wine displays fruit complexity and structure with smooth tannins for a velvety finish.
  • 88 points – Best Buy – Wine Enthusiast

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  1. Babette

    June 19, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Got a question for Chef John? Want to know about a specific food and wine pairing? Leave a comment here to join the conversation. 🙂