My Perfect Dinner Party: Don Jacobo Winemaker Javier Martinez





CellarVie Wines are currently championing the deliciously award winning wines of Don Jacobo and so it seemed fitting to ask their charismatic winemaker, Javier Martinez, to tell us about his hypothetical perfect dinner party, complete with ideal guests, archetypal meal with his accompanying wine and his picture-perfect location, which perhaps unsurprisingly happens to be in Rioja…

Name: Javier Martinez

Company: Don Jacobo

Job Title: Director/Winemaker


Which three people, dead or alive, would you invite to your perfect dinner party [and why]?

1) Robert Parker – How much per point!!

2) Alex Mellot (Mellot wines Alsace) - An old friend of mine and we share many interesting ideas. An inspiration.

3) Adria Ferran - Former Head Chef of El Bulli restaurant and friend.


Your perfect location [and why]?

Altos De Corral hill on a warm summer evening outside and surrounded by my vines.


What meal would you serve your dinner guests (starter, main, dessert)?

Pata Negra, Asparagus, Oysters, Foi Gras, Jamon Iberico red meat, and a selection of the best cheeses in the world. For dessert, red fruits and cream.


What wine would you serve [and why]?

Altos De Corral - My best wine and 30 years of my life in the making and it is drinkable now.
 
 

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