O’Briens wine are thrilled to announce their collaboration with TV3’s ‘The Restaurant’ as official wine partner for the new season. Wine director for O’Briens and Master of Wine, Lynne Coyle worked closely with the team to pair each exciting dish on the celebrity’s menus with a unique and delicious wine from the O’Briens portfolio of over 800 exclusive wines.
During service, the celebrities get instant feedback in the kitchen to their menu from remote cameras and microphones covering the dining room. So the pressure was on for Lynne to choose wines that would not only match the food but also delight the diners by enhancing their overall experience.
Contrapunto Albariño | Rías Baixas, Spain
“Fashionable and classy Albariño from the coast of Galicia, perfect with scallops and good levels of acidity to balance the black pudding and the salty pancetta.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Viña Leyda Pinot Noir Reserva | Leyda Valley, Chile
“Interesting to match a red wine with a salad, but the beef, sesame and the balsamic dressing are begging for a red. This lively Pinot Noir with its hints of summery fruit and moderate tannins is ideal.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Bodegones Viognier | Canelones, Uruguay
“Monkfish calls for a wine with a bit of weight and plenty of flavour, this Viognier has a hint of exotic and peachy fruit which is a good match for the fish and a tasty accompaniment to the bisque.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Guerrieri Rizzardi Bardolino | Veneto, Italy
“Although chicken is often matched with white wine, the tarragon and the mushroom risotto allows for a delicate red. Matching the Italian food this floral, elegant and light red is perfect.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW