01 Jul '11, 8am

'Getting drunk shows a lack of respect for alcohol,' says a winemaker for Moet & Chandon

Born in St Raphael, France, Moet & Chandon's Marc Brevot (picture) admits to having a passion for travel. This, it has also been said, helps the 40-year-old winemaker for one of the most recognisable names in the realm of prized bubbly excel in his line of work. Speaking of complementary fervours, Brevot, in his new role as the house's project manager for oenological development, was in town recently to champion the art of classic champagne and food pairing. An exercise in elegant indulgences for some, but from Brevot's perspective, it was more of a chance to advance the definition of what makes an appropriate culinary match to Moet's recently released 2002 Grand Vintage Blanc and Rose. His tip: Identify ingredients or sensations in the wine that you can reproduce with food. The other option, he divulged, is to work with complementary flavours and textures - characteristic...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/WineandDine/EDC110701-0000271/...

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