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.
Delheim Pinotage Rosé | Stellenbosch, South Africa
“The hint of ripe fruit sweetness on this wine will work well with the soused fish and the picked cucumber, it’s refreshing acidity should balance the oiliness of the mackerel and the weight of potatoes.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Château Fontaine Audon Sancerre | Loire Valley, France
“This is an elegant, dry, mineral-driven Sauvignon Blanc which will be the perfect partner for the Feta, it also has enough depth of flavour to pair with the aubergine and other trimmings. - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Gavi La Battistina | Piedmont, Italy
“Italian inspired food calls for this classic white from Italy, weight of fruit on the palate to cope with the rich ingredients and crisp refreshing acidity will match the creamy risotto and squash puree.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW
Castelnau Picpoul de Pinet | Languedoc, France
“Currently a very fashionable white, it is versatile, and its purity is an ideal match for the spice of this dish with its accompaniment of couscous and it won’t cause a clash with the pomegranate.” - Director of Wine, Lynne Coyle MW