On this episode of our podcast …
JuicyChef converses with dear friend, Debra Taylor, known as ‘Wine Lady Debra’, one of Jamaica’s top wine experts. Debra shares why people should not be intimidated by wine, the popularity of sparkling wines and exploring a range of wines to discover what your palate enjoys. Both are enthusiastic about the inclusion and expanding of wine vernacular to describe flavour profiles to entice new palates via familiar cultural language. They ponder whether tourism or overseas travel has influenced the shift to wine drinking in the Caribbean region and whether local palates prefer old versus new world wine. Concerns are raised about climate change’s influence on viticulture from harvest to production and less familiar wine regions. The ladies also joke about their proclivities for pairing posh wines with unexpected humble Jamaican dishes such as “bully beef and rice”. Drink of the Episode: Pear & Rosemary Spritzer.
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Jacqui ‘JuicyChef’ Sinclair, founder of Nyam & Trod, is a British Jamaican award-winning chef, writer, and food culturist. She is a co-founder of Kingston Kitchen, an annual food event supporting food artisans. Jacqui has been an advocate of the Meatless Monday Global movement in Jamaica since 2011. Jacqui’s work has been featured in such publications as the Huffington Post, the Jamaica Observer, Saveur, The Jewish Post and numerous blogs. She has appeared on the Travel Channel’s ‘Bizarre Foods’ with Andrew Zimmern and Food & Wine’s Jamaica episode with Kwame Onwuachi.