Chill, uncork, get cooking or order-in and enjoy the ride…
SO, YOU WANT TO LEARN ABOUT WINE?
Well you’ve come to the right place. At Argaux education is our top priority. It’s safe to say that every time a new wine book hits the stands we immediately ‘add to cart’. When we came across Big Macs & Burgundy: Wine Pairings for the Real World by Vanessa Price we knew we just had to share it with you. It is your new go-to resource for wine tasting and food pairing 101; an engaging, educational, and entertaining experience that we
wanted to take to the next level…
Introducing the Argaux x Big Macs & Burgundy Wine 101 Kit.
In this kit, we’ve highlighted our favorite pairings featured in Vanessa’s book and provided you with the wines to experience
these taste explosions firsthand. From healthy staples and every day meals such as grilled salmon to guilty pleasures like fried
chicken, there’s a wine pairing for it all.
Chill, uncork, get cooking or order-in and enjoy the ride as you dive nose first into the world of wine.
So, What’s Included?
Born and raised in Kentucky, Vanessa first caught the wine bug working in a small
winery down south. She followed her passion for wine and moved to New York City in 2007, starting as a sommelier on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. From there she moved on to wine education, PR and events for wine-focused client services, consulting for private wine collectors and wine lists in NYC restaurants, and as a distributor and importer, working with some of the most renowned restaurants and wineries in the world today. Through this years-long diverse education of the wine world, Vanessa decided to dedicate herself to being both a student and teacher of wine.
Today she is the Creative Director and Founder of The Vinum Collective, creating
visual content for winery and hospitality entities. She is a wine writer for New York
magazine, a certified Level 4 Diploma of Wine and Spirits carrier and an instructor for The Wine&Spirit Education Trust®. Her book Big Macs & Burgundy, a spin off of her column, was released with Abrams and Penguin Random House October 2020. Vanessa is currently the managing partner in developing a high end restaurant concept set to open in Montauk (The Hamptons) Spring 2022. Her mission is to help translate the complexities of wine to wine lovers the world over. She also teaches a (very popular) wine class at Columbia University. Most of all she has a passion for grape juice and all the people who make it, sell it, and live it.
BIG MACS & BURGUNDY: WINE PAIRINGS FOR THE REAL WORLD
Sancerre and Cheetos go together like milk and cookies. The science behind this unholy alliance is as elemental as acid, fat, salt, and minerals. Wine pro Vanessa Price explains how to create your own pairings while proving you don’t necessarily need fancy foods to unlock the joys of wine. Building upon the outsize success of her weekly column in Grub Street, Price offers delightfully bold wine and food pairings alongside hilarious tales from her own unlikely journey as a Kentucky girl making it in the Big Apple and in the wine business. Using language everyone can understand, she reveals why each dynamic duo is a match made in heaven, serving up memorable takeaways that will help you navigate any wine list or local bottle shop.
Charmingly illustrated and bubbling with personality, Big Macs & Burgundy will open your mind to the entirely fun and entirely accessible wine pairings out there waiting to be discovered—and make you do a few spit-takes along the way.
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