Looking for just the right wine to pair with your Thanksgiving turkey? Need an expert to tell you exactly what kind of red wine will complement your standing rib roast on Christmas Eve or looking for a great bottle of bubbly to pop open on New Year’s Eve? The wine experts at Loews Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are available to take care of all these questions for you and more, with the launch of the Loews Hotels Wine Line.
Before the holidays send you over the brink (and after you call the Turkey Hotline, of course) put down the corkscrew, take a deep breath and send an e- mail to: [email protected]. In the Central Florida area, wine help is also available by calling 407.503.WINE (9463). Wine experts will help guide you through your wine pairing or wine gift giving dilemmas, no matter your budget.
“For years, our loyal guests from across the country and local residents in the Orlando area have been contacting our hotels during the holiday season, and asking questions of our chefs and sommeliers,” said David King, regional vice president of operations. “We have always answered those questions with great detail and expert advice, so the Loews Hotels Wine Line is our way of sharing the vast wine and food knowledge among our sommeliers and chefs with everyone. We are delighted to take some of the stress out of the holiday season whether you’re planning a special meal or looking to give a gift of wine.”
In its most recent graduating class of wine experts, a restaurant manager at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel scored the highest out of more than 100 Central Florida hospitality employees who took the certified sommelier exam through the Court of Master Sommeliers.
“That is just one example of our commitment to wine knowledge, appreciation and understanding,” said Sommelier Mostafa Tayouri of Loews Portofino Bay Hotel. “Our experts offer masterful recommendations to the wine aficionado or simple tips to the novice wine drinker.”