To celebrate our third birthday we decided to throw a unique party, where we explored wines paired to our glasses collections. Sommelier Shelley Joyce did a great selecting different wines to compliment the different collections that we have at Ocean, here’s the journey we went on.
To start the evening, the first wine was from local vineyard Petite Riviere (http://www.petiterivierevineyards.ca/). BonBon is a sparkling fruit wine with NY Muscat blended with apple and cranberry wine. This is a fun, light, bubbly wine and paired perfectly with Kirk & Kirk’s Kaleidoscope collection.
For our second wine, we headed over to Europe and enjoyed a German Riesling, paired with ic! berlin. Moselland Ars Vitis has a crisp, clean taste, precise in its structure with almost mineral or industrial flavour notes to it. What a great match for the stainless sheet metal that is ic! berlin.
Heading slightly further south, we next enjoyed our first red of the evening and the first offering from France – Montmija Le Bistro Rouge. This blend of Merlot, Carignan and Syrah parallels beautifully with TD Tom Davies. With TD Tom Davies we can blend different colours and shapes together to make unique made to measure eyewear.
We continued to travel south through Europe on our winery tour, this time heading to Spain. This was actually going to be our last wine of the evening, and was our second red. Shelley had wanted to choose something particular to pair well with the natural material eyewear that Rolf Spectacles creates, so she choose a biodynamic wine from Priorat, Maquinon. Garnacha grapes create a beautiful wine which is aged in oak barrels and has a distinctive intense cherry colour, almost violet in fact. Considering the time, dedication and precision that goes in to every pair of Rolf Spectacles, this wine is a wonderful pairing.
The evening was well rounded off with a beautiful vintage Cognac Château de Montifaud VSOP. This fruity cognac which is naturally coloured through aging alone, comes from the Petite Champagne growing region. Luxurious, fashionable, classical, glamorous, cognac pairs beautifully with Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses. Just like the cognac, Oliver Goldsmith Sunglasses are iconic with a heritage which is second to none, worn by celebrities from the 60’s onward OG is the stylish choice of the likes of Audrey Hepburn, Princess Grace de Monaco, Michael Caine, Peter Sellers to name but a few.
What a great fun evening and a fabulous way to celebrate this milestone in Ocean’s journey. We are very grateful to Shelley for taking us on this journey and for picking a wonderful collection of wines to enjoy alongside our unique eyewear collections. If you’d like to get in touch with Shelley she can be reached on Twitter @wileywordsmyth.
Some more pictures from the evening:
|Shelley Joyce – our fabulous Sommelier|