當藝術與紅酒相遇 _ 結合餐酒搭配 _ 探索無限可能
When art meets red wine, combining wine pairings, exploring infinite possibilities.
這次 D.G. Wander 先從幾個餐酒搭配的原則入手，並推薦幾支百搭的酒款。緊接著介紹糊塗里小巨蛋店（Dotard Village）中式西吃的概念，將西式風格與中式料理原味相結合，呈現出獨特的無菜單創意料理。而藝術家 D.G. Lampaulus 和酒商合作推出 10 款聯名藝術紅酒「巧克力塊頂級混釀紅葡萄酒2020」，這款紅酒以席拉葡萄為主，結合了藝術家的畫作，可以在糊塗里搭配餐點優雅品啜。糊塗里亦打造了品酒俱樂部和VIP雪茄室，讓顧客享受尊榮的體驗。
D.G. Wander starts this time by delving into the principles of wine pairing and recommends a few versatile wine selections. Following that, the concept of Chinese-Western fusion cuisine in Dotard Village is introduced, combining Western style with the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine, presenting unique and creative menu-less dishes. Artist D.G. Lampaulus collaborates with a wine merchant to launch 10 limited edition art-inspired red wines, titled " THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK 2020," primarily made from Syrah grapes and incorporating the artist's paintings. These wines can be elegantly enjoyed alongside meals at Dotard Village. Dotard Village also features a wine tasting club and a VIP cigar lounge, offering customers a luxurious experience.
Wine and food pairing is a profound subject, and it all starts with these fundamental principles.
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Firstly, the first principle of wine and food pairing is to balance the taste buds. The aromas and textures of the wine and food should complement each other and enhance, rather than overshadow, one another. Next is the matching of acidity. Foods and wines with similar acidity levels pair better together, as the wine's acidity can balance out the acidity in the food and elevate the overall taste. When it comes to high-fat foods, the acidity of the wine can help balance and reduce the greasy sensation. For example, aged barrel-aged red wines are well suited for pairing with steak.
The texture of the food must also be taken into consideration. Delicate foods generally pair well with light, refreshing wines, while rich-textured foods can be paired with full-bodied, intense wines. The characteristics of the ingredients should also be noted. Different ingredients have their unique flavor profiles, and it is necessary to choose a suitable wine that can highlight or complement the flavors of the ingredients. For example, seafood pairs well with white wine or lighter-bodied, smoother red wines. Lastly, personal preference comes into play. While the above principles are fundamental, it is important to choose wine and food pairings based on personal taste. Experimenting with different combinations and finding the ones that suit one's palate is ultimately the most important factor.
Here are a few essential versatile wine selections that you must get acquainted with.
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For people who don't want to be bound by lots of dogmas and love to enjoy liberty, several wines with a refreshing style are always on hand. Although they might not be the most speed-matching couples, they can still be inseparable. Liquor with a certain sweetness and coolness is almost the most versatile popular style. It is wonderful for exotic dishes and can stand out even alone. Red wine with a refreshing body, such as Gamay or Caramel Cabernet Franc, as well as rosé wines, can also get along well with seafood. The chilled champagne that can create the most romantic atmosphere shall not be missed. It is not like icy beauty at a party but can pleasantly play the role of the bride from beginning to end, and also elevate the feasts.
Dotard Village specializes in European-style cuisine, presented with a Chinese-Western fusion flair.
After briefly explaining a few concepts of wine and food pairing, now let's introduce the concept of European-style cuisine that Dotard Village specializes in. Dotard Village brings a unique dining and wine culture to food enthusiasts, with the concept of "Chinese-Western Fusion": aiming to break free from the traditional framework of Chinese banquet dishes, preserving the authentic flavors of Chinese cuisine in a Western-style presentation, and reinterpreting various Chinese culinary styles in a more elegant manner. For example, it combines Western ingredients with Southeast Asian spices or pairs dishes with a suitable glass of wine, presenting Chinese dishes with a Western culinary spirit.
糊塗里主廚 Will Yu 研究中式與日式料理多年，希望在西餐風格的餐飲架構中，增添更多中式與日式料理的元素，呈現獨特的「無菜單創意料理」。一道道令人驚喜的佳餚，以及適度地餐酒搭配中，在糊塗里體驗中式西吃的獨特饗宴。
Chef Will Yu, the head chef of Dotard Village, has studied Chinese and Japanese cuisine for many years. He hopes to incorporate more elements of Chinese and Japanese cuisine into the framework of Western-style dining, presenting a unique chef's tasting menu. With surprising dishes and well-matched wine pairings, guests can experience a distinctive feast of Chinese-Western fusion cuisine at Dotard Village.
Artistic Collaboration in Red Wine, Splashing Colors on the Palate
藝術家 D.G. Lampaulus 與酒商合作，推出10款聯名藝術紅酒「巧克力塊頂級混釀紅葡萄酒2020」（THE CHOCOLATE BLOCK 2020），每一款酒標上都附有 D.G. Lampaulus 的畫作，結合席拉葡萄的辛香味，每一口都像在舌尖上揮灑著色彩，享受藝術與美酒交織出的絕妙滋味。
Artist D.G. Lampaulus collaborates with a wine merchant to release a collection of 10 limited edition artistic red wines, "The Chocolate Block 2020." Each bottle features artwork by D.G. Lampaulus, combining the aromatic flavors of Syrah grapes with the sensation of splashing colors on the palate, offering a delightful fusion of art and fine wine.
巧克力塊頂級混釀紅葡萄酒，源自於世界知名的Porseleinberg和Goldmine葡萄園，因而對這款葡萄酒的風味產生巨大的影響。Porseleinberg提供純度，而Goldmine則提供酒體的結構。這兩處葡萄園不但發展成熟，並具有相當的潛力。以席拉（Syrah或Shiraz，又稱「希哈」等）為主的混釀，格那希（Grenache，又稱「歌海娜」）提供明亮的香氣和質感，卡本內蘇維濃（Cabernet Sauvignon，又稱「赤霞珠」）則讓酒體更加優雅、更接近舊世界風格，再混入 8% 的神索（Cinsault，又稱「仙梭」）和 1% 的維歐尼耶（Viognier）以畫龍點睛。這就是現代南非最成功的新式葡萄酒。
"The Chocolate Block" originates from the renowned Porseleinberg and Goldmine vineyards, which greatly influence the wine's flavor profile. Porseleinberg contributes purity, while Goldmine provides structural integrity. These two vineyards, matured and brimming with potential, create a perfect blend. The predominant Syrah is complemented by Grenache, offering bright aromas and texture, while Cabernet Sauvignon adds elegance and a touch of Old World style. A final touch of 8% Cinsault and 1% Viognier completes the composition. This is a prime example of the most successful modern-style wine in South Africa.
「巧克力塊頂級混釀紅葡萄酒2020」， D.G. Wander 已取得獨家線上銷售，也可以在糊塗里搭配餐點優雅品啜。一杯酒，一幅畫，將藝術融入生活中的每個瞬間！ D.G. Lampaulus 聯名藝術紅酒，就像畫作中的一道隱藏元素，只有品嚐才能感受到它的魅力。準備好探索紅酒與藝術的奇妙連結了嗎？
"The Chocolate Block 2020" is exclusively available for online purchase through D.G. Wander and can also be enjoyed alongside a fine meal at Dotard Village. With a glass of wine and a piece of art, you can incorporate art into every moment of your life! The collaborative artwork of D.G. Lampaulus in the form of red wine is like a hidden element in a painting, only to be experienced through savoring. Are you ready to explore the enchanting connection between red wine and art?
Creating a Wine Tasting Club and VIP Cigar Lounge Space.
Dotard Village, with the service of an English butler, has created a sophisticated wine tasting club. Each season, the club delves into different wine topics, providing a stepping stone for beginners to enter the depths of the wine world and allowing connoisseurs to savor the ever-changing nuances of wine. Themes such as "New World vs. Old World" and "Red and White Grape Varieties" provide participants in the wine tasting club with a deeper understanding and experience of wine. Tastings take place in the comfortable surroundings of the wine cellar, where one can enjoy the ambiance of delightful intoxication.
糊塗里的私人 VIP 雪茄室提供完美的聚會場所。高貴豪華的雪茄室中，有完整的空氣清淨設備，以及適合紳士們的優雅裝潢，置身其中無論洽談公私事，在悠閒的氛圍中談笑，配合一旁的酒窖佳釀，漫遊在微醺的風雅之中。糊塗里提供各式美饌、佳釀和雪茄，在舒適的私人空間，如同商務會所般款待您的賓客。
Dotard Village's private VIP cigar lounge offers the perfect venue for gatherings. With its noble and luxurious setting, complete with air purification systems, the cigar lounge provides an elegant space for both personal and business discussions. Guests can engage in relaxed conversations, accompanied by the wines from the cellar, immersing themselves in the sophisticated atmosphere. Dotard Village treats its guests in the comfortable private space, akin to a prestigious business club, offering a variety of delicacies, vintage wines, and cigars.