Food For Thought: VIVANT Launches Food and Wine Live Experiences
VIVANT is the first wine experience platform streaming Live Experiences from wine regions around the world, with members meeting interesting people in wine and discovering the world’s best tasting wines. Expert wine advisors host each live experience and teach how to assess wines with the platform’s groundbreaking Interactive Tasting Method and Tasting Kits delivered worldwide.
Now, in 2021, VIVANT expands beyond wine-focused experiences with an exclusive series dedicated to the art of food and wine pairing. The platform will release experiences in this new category on a regular basis, starting with an essential introduction to the magic of pairings.
The “Essentials of Food & Wine Pairing” experience focuses on the key pillars for matching sustainable cuvées with different flavors. The experience presents the six primary taste sensations—salty, sour, bitter, umami, fat and sweet— and combines them with emblematic styles of wines (sweet and dry whites, bold and light reds, etc.). VIVANT’s expert Wine Advisors guide participants through key learnings and misconceptions about cooking and pairing. During the 35-minute live session, participants taste wines from VIVANT partner producers in Bordeaux, Burgundy and the Loire
Because effective learning comes through practice, this new format includes a list of do-it-yourself pairings for participants. Throughout the experience, participants awaken their senses and taste some of the world’s best responsibly made wines, such as Isabelle et Denis Pommier’s Petit Chablis Hautérivien 2018 and Château Haut-Bages Libéral’s Pauillac 2016.
Through this new series, VIVANT steps into the vast and fascinating playground of food and wine. From a refined cheese board to the gourmet pleasures of the world’s most sumptuous cuisines, the platform will continue to open the doors to the gastronomic world with exclusive content and partnerships. VIVANT will feature chefs, cheesemakers, and other industry movers-and-shakers, highlighting the best stories and the best pairings along the way.
VIVANT members have access to all the platform’s Live Experiences. Annual membership is just $149 / €149 / £149 / SGD 239 / HKD 1359 / JPY 18,169. Find out more at their website