Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: When wine and food meet

Winery dinner to feature Chilean winemaker
Javier Paredes of Torreon de Paredes Winery
in Rengo, Chile pours some of his wine for the
public on an earlier trip to Moose Jaw.
Submitted photo

By Lisa Goudy

When it comes to drinking wine, choosing the wine is just as important as the food it’s paired with.

“Food without wine is like dance without music,” said Doug Reichel, wine marketer with Doug Reichel Wine Marketing Inc in Moose Jaw. “Wine is meant to be enjoyed in the context of food and has traditionally been that way, more so with beer and spirits. Beer and spirits tend to be more singular, solo drinks. Wine has always been intended as something to be shared.”

A few years ago, he began working with Temple Gardens Mineral Spa for food and wine experiences with five different wines and five corresponding courses to go with each wine.

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