Jacob’s Creek combines with Thai cuisine02/19/2014
Jacob’s Creek has launched « LAMOON », a new premium red wine specifically created to complement Thai cuisine.
Following the runaway success of ‘WAH’, their first cuisine-specific wine launched last year in Japan, Jacob’s Creek started up ‘LAMOON’, a wine developed to combine with Thai food. LAMOON has been created in cooperation with the internationally renowned Thai chef Ian Kittichai. The Chef Kittichai visited Jacob’s Creek in the Barossa Valley and prepared six of the most popular Thai dishes meanwhile; the winemakers from Jacob’s Creek tasted 20 wines to identify the best combination alongside Chef Kittichai’s dishes.
“The heart of Thai-style dining is the social experience combined with the sensory experience. We like to bring our friends and family together to share multiple dishes with different flavours. Wine is ideal for sharing, but until LAMOON it was difficult to find a wine that could work with so many different dishes at once” Chef Kittichai explains.
Though the final blend for LAMOON is a secret, Nick Bruer, Jacob’s Creek Senior Red Winemaker has revealed that it comprises six different parcels of red wine, expertly blended.
The LAMOON 2013 red wine blend exhibits flavours of berry fruits with spice notes. It has been launched in November in Thailand.