Learn to pair wine with just about anything at this tasting series

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Learn to pair wine with just about anything at this tasting series

Chef sigrid

Channel your inner sommelier.

Want to take your dinner party skills to the next level? Here’s your chance.

Next month, Life’s Too Short mixologist and chef Sigrid de Castella is hosting a series of masterclasses that focus on the art of wine pairing. And yes – you’ll be able to try a few nibbles and sips while you’re at it.

Chef Sigrid Food and Wine series

  • May 3 – Orange You Blue? Eight-course Cheese Degustation
  • May 6 – Wine Pairing 101: Sparkling and Canapés
  • May 7 – Chocolate and Wine Matching
  • May 10 – Let’s Ham It Up Degustation
  • May 13 – St Ignatius Vineyard Wines and Canapés
  • May 14 – Wine and Cheese Matching
  • May 14 – Salami Smackdown: Salami and Wine Matching

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Hosted at her beloved East Melbourne bar, Chef Sigrid takes guests on a delectable journey featuring bites and meticulously-matched wines from Life’s Too Short’s ample bluestone cellar.

In the intimate classes, students will learn about all of the ins and outs of wine pairing, going far beyond the simple white-with-white-meat and red-with-red-meat rules.

Chef Sigrid will inform students about matching flavour intensity and character, balancing sweetness and cutting richness with acidity. At Salami Smackdown, try quirky local creations from award-winning artisans at Goose on the Loose, including camel, wild boar and kangaroo.

At the chocolate session, enjoy sweet treats from Only Mine Chocolatiers, with flavours like chai and clove honey. Those with dietary restrictions can peep the menu beforehand to ensure it’s in line with their needs.

The accomplished chef and businesswoman has been in the wine game for over a decade. Together with her WSET3-certified husband and fellow wine lover Antony Anderson she formed Life’s Too Short as a celebration of slow food, wine culture and education.

To browse all of the Life’s Too Short events and secure your spot at a workshop, head here