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SoloContigo Welcomes Chef Jamie DeRosa Onboard

The gourmet fare of award-winning chef Jamie DeRosa found new wine pairings onboard the yacht SoloContigo in April, at a special event hosted by SoloContigo Wine. Digest Miami  introduced the first edition of its Tastemakers Dinner Series aboard the vessel, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Tongue & Cheek restaurant, where DeRosa is both owner and head chef.

The Tastemakers Dinner series is an invite-only event bringing together key influencers in business, culinary, philanthropic and social circles for a monthly cocktail reception and dining experience. Each dinner is hosted at a secret location that is only revealed 24 hours prior to the event.

Chef DeRosa conjured a menu of five courses, which were paired with a selection of Solo Contigo wines. For instance, the entree was a tender short rib, accompanied by couscous, house-made cucumber yoghurt and harissa. It was paired with SoloContigo’s French oak-aged Colección Malbec 2010, which has a 90-point rating by Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.

“It was beyond successful,” said national sales and marketing director Chris Ladas, reflecting on how well the meal was received, and how guests lingered through the warm evening on the SoloContigo yacht. They stayed to share stories with Noel and Terry Neelands, owners of the vessel and of SoloContigo Wine. SoloContigo produces a selection of premium wines in Argentina.

Robert Parker, InterVin Awards for SoloContigo Wines

SoloContigo Wines of Mendoza, Argentina has already established a record for winning awards of excellence.

Now the boutique winery is building on that record with titles earned at the InterVin International Wine Awards in the fall of 2013. There, two SoloContigo vintages were recognized. Silver medals went to the 2011 SoloContigo Premium Series Torrontes and 2011 Premium Series Malbec.

Also, new ratings by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gives a ranking of 90 to the 2010 Coleccion Series. A score of 90 describes wines of exceptional say the Wine Advocate.

Last year, the 2010 Reserva Series and 2010 Coleccion Series garnered silver medals at the InterVin International Wine Awards.

SoloContigo is a boutique winery in the Uco Valley south of Mendoza, producing exclusive lines of premium and super premium wines.

These wines are distributed throughout the United States and Ontario, Canada.