フィリピンの食べ物にはロゼワインが合う

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スグボメルカドでロゼワインをお披露目!フィリピンの食べ物にはロゼが合う

 

10月11日にITパークで木曜から日曜に開催されるスグボメルカドでメルキュールファインワインズのロゼワインがお披露目された。

人々はレチョンやバーベキューなどと一緒にロゼワインを楽しんだ。フィリピンのローカルフードを代表するレチョンやバーベキューがどれだけロゼワインと合うのかというフードペアリングをアピールすることが主な目的だった。ロゼワインは赤と白の中間に位置しており、軽さとピリッという刺激の両面を持ち合わせている。

メルキュールファインワインズの創業者であるジェロエンはフランスで生まれ育ったが、セブ島へ初めて来た際にその気候からフランスの夏を思い出し、同時にロゼワインが恋しくなったという。

その後セブ島のビジネスパートナーと共にセブ島にワイン会社を立ち上げ、そしてこの日セブ島民が多く集まるのスグボメルカドでロゼワインを披露した。セブ島の気候がロゼワインに合うのみならず、フィリピンの食べ物がロゼワインに合うということをアピールした。

メルキュールワインは今後すぐにセブ島のあらゆるお店で手に入るようになるそうだ。

A NIGHT of wining and dining took over Sugbo Mercado Oct. 11, Thursday, as Melchior Fine Wines was introduced to Cebu in an exclusive yet casual dinner.

People enjoyed the night having rosé with lechon, baked scallops and barbecue—it was a food pairing which highlighted how the wine went very well with Filipino food. If one knows his red and white wines, rosé sorts of sits in the middle—both light but still with a subtle bite.

Jeroen Kok, Melchior Fine Wines founder and chairman, grew up in Provence, France where he would enjoy a few glassses of rosé every now and then come summertime. Upon arriving in Cebu, the weather immediately reminded him of summers in France, albeit missing his favorite rosé wine exclusive to that region.

Via Melchior Fine Wines, a company Kok created with a Cebuana business partner, he brought the specific kind of rosé he wanted from France that he knew would be suitable in Cebu. After all, rosé is known in France as a “summer wine.”

Not only was the weather a match for the wines, Kok—together with a team of wine consultants in France—was pleased to discover that rosé paired great with Filipino food as well. They arrived at this conclusion before bringing Melchior Fine Wines to Cebu, during a wine and food pairing event at a Filipino restaurant in Prague.

Choosing Sugbo Mercado as a venue to launch Melchior Fine Wines and what the brand stood for couldn’t be any more perfect. Kok’s vision for Melchior Fine Wines is that it would introduce the idea of drinking wine to Cebuanos past the intimidation of price or luxury without sacrificing quality. Sugbo Mercado, Cebu’s favorite weekend food market, is home to homegrown food brands and concepts, and is accessible by the Cebuano lot as it is located in Cebu IT Park.

Melchior Fine Wines will be available in major groceries in Cebu soon.