Meet the host of our Wine Tasting Evening

Thinking of coming to our Cheese & Wine Tasting Evening at Kendal Rugby Club on 6 March?

We did a Q&A with the host, wine expert Andrew Trueman, to find out a bit more about the man behind the bottle!

Job title: Assistant Manager of Majestic Wine, Kendal.

What got you into wine?

I was brought up in a pub / restaurant and my father passed on his passion for wine to me. Whilst at junior school we were set the task of producing a presentation to the rest of the class on a subject we enjoyed. My friends mainly talked about their favourite football team, I talked about wine!

Favourite wine (affordable):

The next new wine that I taste.

Dream wine (money no object):

Chateau Haut-Brion 1995. The best wine I have ever tasted.

Any wine mishaps?

I once arrived at work to find that a stack of wine boxes had collapsed during the night breaking about 20 bottles.

Favourite food:

I love all great food. I enjoy matching wine certain dishes. However, I still enjoy a hot, hot curry.

Favourite restaurant:

I wouldn’t want to pick a particular one. However, I do enjoy the recent revival of small, artisan cafe style restaurants that produce beautiful fresh cooked dishes. Kendal is lucky enough to have a few of these.

Favourite cheese:

Soft blue cheeses such as Gorgonzola or Roquefort.

Favourite cheese and wine pairing:

A soft blue cheese matched with a glass or two of Royal Tokaji 5 Puttonyos.

Why does cheese go so well with wine?

Your classic hard cheeses work really well with tannic wines such as clarets because the proteins and fats in the cheese break down the tannin in the wine making the wine feel silky and the cheese more creamy. Both benefit from each other. The same applies with Stilton and Port.

What can people expect at the event?

A fun and Informative evening of wine tasting.

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