Dine with Bordeaux and enjoy great food and wine pairings

I had a lovely bottle of Bordeaux at French restaurant Caveau in Liverpool the other night.

Dine with Bordeaux 2015
Caveau’s lamb cutlets

Château Cru Cantemerle, Bordeaux Supérieur 2012 was ruddy with redcurrants, pecked with pepper and tickled with a touch a tobacco.

It was a very moreish glass of something to sit alongside my plate of grilled lamb cutlets served with pea and mint croquettes.

For a school night this was a very special treat indeed.  I couldn’t eat all of the lamb … but, well, it’s rude not to finish a bottle of Bordeaux. It had travelled from the south west of  France, after all.

Château Cru Cantemerle, Bordeaux Supérieur 2012, Dine with Bordeax 2015
Château Cru Cantemerle, Bordeaux Supérieur 2012

Anyway. Why am I here. It transpired that Caveau had just held a special Dine with Bordeaux food and wine pairing night in partnership with the Bordeaux Wine Council (CIVB).

It’s a chance for people across the country to sample wines from the world famous wine region of Bordeaux, while enjoying a delicious dinner. Caveau’s menu had included lobster ravioli, fillet of beef and pear and almond tart; all that and gorgeous wines too.

The Dine with Bordeaux programme is now in its sixth year and during that time over 550 dinners have been held, promoting around 1,500 Bordeaux wines. This year, in 2015, it’s expected that 100 dinners will run nationally attracting over 5,000 diners.

Douglas Morton, UK consultant for the CIVB, says:  “Our aim is to encourage more people to enjoy the easy-drinking, everyday wines from the region.”

To see if there’s a Dine with Bordeaux event near you, check out this link  www.bordeaux.com/uk/blog/dine-with-bordeaux/ or keep up with news by following   on Twitter.

Discover more about Bordeaux:
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