A Perfect Pair: The Wines We'll Be Trying At The Women Of The Year Awards 2019

Which will you taste first?

Our Women of the Year Awards 2019 are drawing ever-closer and asides from being surrounded by so many inspiring (and glamorous!) women, our thoughts are also turning to the main meal of the evening – and the wine we'll be pairing with it. 

Sponsored by Marks and & Spencer, we've chosen two truly delicious wines to serve throughout the night – each one a perfect accompaniment to our three-course-meal and drinks reception.

The only choice you'll have to make is if you'd prefer white or red (and the below should help you make up your mind):

The White: Craft 3 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Craft 3 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, €15, M&S

Craft 3 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, €15, M&S

This is a dry white you'll definitely want a second glass of!

Comprised of passion fruit, gooseberry and wild herb aromas with refreshing, elegant pink grapefruit and mineral notes – a perfect starter if you want a lighter tonic to kick off the evening. 

Origins: M&S winemaker Jeneve Williams and international consultant winemaker Sam Harrop, both native New Zealanders, share a passion for creating exceptional Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs and that's reflected in each bottle of this wine.

They pooled their years of winemaking experience to elevate the grape to a new level

They also worked with esteemed buyer Yves Fourcade and sourcing the finest fruit from vineyards in Marlborough’s Awatere and Wairau sub-regions.

Try It With: Best had lightly chilled alongside salmon, enjoy it with Our Women of the Year starter of House Smoked Salmon, Liscannor Crab with Lakeshore Mustard Emulsion

The Red:  Las Dalias Malbec

Las Dalias Malbec, €13.50, M&S

Las Dalias Malbec, €13.50, M&S

If red wine is your poison, this smooth, rich unoaked Malbec offers vibrant plum and bramble fruity flavours with full-bodied notes of spice and vanilla.

As the evening's proceedings go on, your palate might want a wine with extra depth; if so, this is it. 

Origins: This wine is originated from the high altitude vineyards of Argentina’s Mendoza region in Argentina. With abundant sunshine, pure water from the ice-capped Andean peaks and a drastic variation in day and night temperatures, the Malbec grapes in every bottle are ripened with a perfect balance of fruit intensity and fresh acidity.

Try it With: This one is an ideal match for our Women of The Year main course of Copper Roasted Corn-Fed Chicken with Peas a la Franchise

Which will you try first? 

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