PALM BEACH – Members of the food and beverage industry in Aruba recently came together for an entertaining and enlightening food and wine seminar, hosted by Arion Wine Company and Jackson Family Wines. The seminar, led by the first female Master Sommelier in Canada, Jennifer Huether, focused on pairing different cuts of beef with Cabernet Sauvignon Wines.
Participants were welcomed with a Galerie Naissance Sauvignon Blanc, before a pre-tasting with a selection of Jackson Family Wines, including a Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Chardonnay, Stonestreet Chardonnay, La Crema Pinot Noir and Byron Pinot Noir.
It was then on to the ‘meat’ of the seminar, where the group explored the nuances of pairing beef with wine, and how the full-bodied nature of the Cabernet Sauvignon stands up perfectly to a hearty steak. Cuts of Ribeye and Filet Mignon were served, paired with a Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, 2005 Freemark Abbey Sycamore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and the Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon.
Founded in 1982 by Jess Jackson, the Jackson Family vineyards and wineries are first and foremost family-owned and operated, which was Jess Jackson’s goal, when he entered the wine business three decades ago, wishing to create a family enterprise specializing in handmade wines of unmatched character.
Arion Wine Company is a local wine importing firm, offering great wines, teaching seminars, organizing tastings and educating those working in the hospitality sector. Arion Wine Company represents some of the world’s most outstanding wineries in Aruba.
Photos show members of the food and beverage industry, enjoying the Cab and Beef Seminar led by Jackson Family Wines’ Master Sommelier Jennifer Huether.