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Hugel wine pairing event at Tmun, Gozo 17/09/2015

Hugel wine pairing event at Tmun, Gozo

Farsons Beverage Imports Company (FBIC) Limited recently hosted a wine pairing event at Tmun in Mgarr, Gozo featuring wines from Hugel & Fils. 

The renowned wines from the Alsace region in France were presented by Hugel’s wine expert David Ling and paired to an outstanding menu created by Tmun Chef Paul Buttigieg.  Guests started off with a 2013 Gentil and enjoyed pairings which included grilled sous-vide local octopus, cannellini beans, olives, chorizo & sherry with a 2008 Gewürztraminer Jubilee and seared wild local tuna crusted with pistachios, squid ink arancina, pea & mint purée with a 2010 Pinot Noir, finishing off with a trio of desserts matched with an excellent Hugel Gewürztraminer Selection de Grains Nobles 1998.

Hugel & Fils was founded in 1639 and is still 100% family-owned and managed by the 12th consecutive generation today. Hugel wines are represented in over 100 countries worldwide, and are available at some of the finest establishments. In Europe, virtually all restaurants awarded a 3-star rating by the Michelin Guide carry Hugel wines on their lists.

More than half of the 70 acre estate which Hugel owns in Riquewihr are Grand Cru, planted with only the noble grape varieties of Alsace. The Hugel family were the pioneers of late-harvest Alsace wines and the late Jean ‘Johnny’ Hugel was known in the wine trade as ‘The Grand Old Man of Alsace’ for his work in promoting the region and bringing it to global fame.  

Hugel et Fils wines are proudly imported, marketed and distributed by FBIC, a member of The Farsons Group.