NO MEAN BEAN
Indulge with wine and spirits merchant
over an evening of champagne, wines and chocolate with master chocolatier As the sun sets on 10 October, Sussex Cellar in London will kick-start the spirited evening with champagne, followed by a special four-course dinner designed around chocolate, which is rightly celebrated for its sophisticated flavours. Diners can look forward to a 2011 St Joseph Blanc, R&L Legras champagne, 1983 Fonseca Vintage Port and nine-year-old Haitian rum from Berry Bros & Rudd’s own selection. The evening will culminate with a chocolate-tasting session, where Rope herself will help reveal flavours that delight all the senses.
& Rudd Amelia Rope.
HOW TO PAIR YOUR WINE Not all cheeses go well with wine, as stronger ones can overpower the tongue, diminishing the richness and balanced flavours of a good wine. For a fabulous tasting experience, pair the cheese carefully – a softer, milder cheese like Brie is a fantastic option. With Chinese food, wines that have high acidity, lower alcohol and relatively understated flavours and aromas are the best match, like Riesling or Pinot Noir, for example.