From left: Beringer Pink Moscato, Beringer Sparkling White Zinfandel, and Beringer Refreshingly Sweet California Moscato wines. – Winston Sill/ Freelance Photographer
After being officially awarded the distribution for Treasury Wine Estate in March, Caribbean Producers Jamaica (CPJ) decided to share this good fortune with the Scotia Investment staff members and clients at their recent ‘meet-and-greet’ held at the CRU Bar and Kitchen. Guests were formally introduced to not one, but two of the new wine houses added to their portfolio – Stags Leap’s Treasury Wine Estates and the Beringer’s Founder’s Estate.
Both wineries planted their roots in the beautiful Napa Valley in California in the 1800s, and continue to produce high-quality wines today. Stags Leap is described as a wine of power with elegance, standing out in making wines that are recognisable yet unique only to their product line. The Beringer brand grew to be a wine pioneer in California and worldwide, and are persistent in improving on the art form that they have created.
With the brief journey through the winery, orchestrated by CPJ executive Raihn Sibblies, out of the way, the evening’s history lesson culminated with a fusion of food and wines.
The light fruity flavours of the Beringer’s Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Moscato are ideal for indulgence in the summer season but can be disastrous if paired with the wrong types of food. The same can be said for the Stag Leap’s Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines.
Krysta Anderson – The Gleaner