In Episode 1, Dorian focuses on easy drinking.
His tip for the summer is that it is important to store all wines in the right place. For example if you still prefer red wines in the summer, you need to make sure that they are store in a place where the temperature is stable.
According to Dorian there are no bad wines, it all depends on personal taste and budget of course.
A sommeiller needs to know and understand wines and how to interpret a wine and recommend it to others by pairing it with the right foods.
Dorian Cassar, Sommeiller
Rose Wine is very popular in Malta in the summer months. It needs to be served cold It is important especially if you are in a restaurant or a venue is to look at the colour of the wine against a white surface. From the colour and brilliance you can determine the type of wine. It is important to pick the glass from the stem. Then comes in the sense of smell, the fruit or vegetable tones and as you become more experienced you can smell the type of soil where the grape was cultivated When you are part of a large crowd sharing a meal, it is very difficult to choose a wine that suits everyone and in the summer, rose is the perfect choice. Whether you are eating a peppered gbejna or a cucumber salad, rose wine is usually a crowd pleaser. You can of course also serve rose wine with desserts if you are not going to offer a dessert wine.
My bread is by Jespers The Danish Bakery
Black olives by Fos at Quality Food and Marketing
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables by Big Fresh in Mosta
Photos Paul Camillieri at Pix by P