July 26, 2016
EAST MEDITERRANEAN WINES, FOOD & FROLICS
Sunday 18th September 2016
Educate your palate with a unique wine and food pairing experience co-curated by Arabica Bar & Kitchen owner James Walters and Master of Wine Sarah Abbot.
The Eastern Mediterranean with its ancient peoples and proud traditions is a crucible for a historic culinary culture that is catching the imagination of foodies and wine lovers everywhere, not least because the vast majority of the colourful and exotic ingredients tick all our healthy-living boxes. The wines from this fascinating region are beginning to make as much waves as the food; Greece, Cyprus,, Turkey, Lebanon and Israel are all garnering international plaudits for their wines, made in many cases with exciting grape varieties that have been around for thousands of years but which are now being enjoyed by a new tranche of consumers.
Doors & Bar open: 12pm / Event starts: 1pm / Event finishes: 4pm
Hummus with fiery Zhug
Cretan Dakos Salad
Baby Octopus Salad
Summer Freeke Salad
ABOUT SARAH ABBOTT
Sarah Abbott has worked in the wine trade for nearly 20 years. Sarah advises companies and private individuals on all aspects of wine sourcing, collecting and investment. She has strong links, and experience, in the classic regions of France and Italy. Sarah became a Master of Wine in 2008 - her MW dissertation was on the wines of Barolo. She worked for a specialist importer of exclusively Italian wines, and created UK marketing and event programs for leading producers from Toscana, Piemonte, Lombardy, Marche, Campania, and Sicilia.
Sarah judges in wine competitions globally, from London to Melbourne and is a finalist in the ‘Roederers’, the global competition for wine writing and communication. Sarah has keen interest in Turkish wines and met James on wine trip in Istanbul in the summer of 2015.