With so many flavorful ingredients on a great charcuterie board, a perfect wine is a must. We reached out to Rosewood Miramar’s esteemed Director of Wine, Daniel Fish for expert advice. A local to California, Daniel has been studying wine for years and joined the Rosewood Miramar two years ago curating and advising on their extensive wine program. I’ve had the pleasure of Daniel’s recommendations when enjoying several evenings at Rosewood Miramar’s Caruso’s Restaurant. He’s the best. Always bringing forward interesting selections to pair perfectly with an outstanding meal and memorable evening. I was lucky enough to get Daniel’s time and recommendation on what to pair with a great charcuterie board and the Last of Seven pickles.
Here’s what he had to say. You’re welcome.
Daniel recommends an iconic, California Sparkling Wine to compliment the LO7 Original flavored pickles.
Schramsberg ‘Blanc de blancs’ California Sparkling Wine is made from 100% Chardonnay. In 1965 it was America’s first commercially produced Chardonnay-based brut sparkling wine. “Its beautiful mousse is the keeper of its holistic freshness”. On the nose, Schramsberg Blanc De Blancs has a wide range of orchard fruits, bright-green apple, fresh pear with citrus, and orange blossom. Dry and crisp, this sparkling wine compliments the freshness and herbaceousness of the LO7 pickled carrots perfectly,” remarked Daniel.
For the spicy Last of Seven pickle, Daniel recommends two rose options for the idyllic pairing. The sparkling , Champagne Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose. This iconic champagne is produced on an estate that was founded in 1818. The seventh-generation family is committed to utmost quality. It is one of Daniels favorite rose champagnes, as its subtly of fruit, bright minerality, and beautiful rhubarb tones pair up, to dance on the palate when enjoyed with the Last of Seven Pickle!! For the still rose, Daniel highlighted La Spinetta Rose ‘IL Rose Di Casanova’, produced in Tuscany by Georgio Rivetti of La Spinetta. This rose is unique and delicious, created from two native Italian red wine grapes. The unique, subtle floral tones and savory fruit flavors are a lovely compliment to the spiced and floral components of the Spicy Last of Seven Pickle, “Its fruity and floral bouquet helps bring the fresh and vibrant flavors of the yuzu and carrots while being a great and memorable accessory to the spicy kick that the pepper brings out. The rose has a long and wonderfully distinct finish that demands another sip”, stated Daniel
Whether it be with an Italian Rosé or an exceptional French Brut Rose, using Daniel Fish’s pairings will be sure to take your happy hour to the next level. Thank you Daniel!