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Oyama Summer Wine Pairing

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On a somewhat regular basis, we have asked Kurtis Kolt, a Vancouver-based freelance wine consultant, presenter and writer, to suggest wine pairings with various Oyama products.  Kurtis had these thoughts about our Jambon de Bayonne “prosciutto”:

“We’ve finally splashed in to summer, so this month I’m thinking we’ll go pink! Let’s start out the theme with Oyama’s Jambon de Bayonne, a French style of prosciutto that’s cured with spices and air-dried on the bone, then aged for a minimum of eight months. It has a wonderful, buttery texture and light, nutty elements with hints of citrus and red fruit. My wine choice to wash down all of this deliciousness is the 2015 Rosé from Monster Vineyards on British Columbia’s Naramata Bench. Composed mainly from Merlot and a tiny splash of Malbec, it has a concentrated, cherry-like hue, and exudes plenty of stone fruit flavours like apricots, nectarines and some delightful notes of grilled peaches on the lengthy finish. Just as prosciutto-wrapped peaches make for such a spot-on combo, this jambon and Rosé go together so well – it’ll be more than just a summertime fling.”

You can pick up the Jambon de Bayonne at our counter. 

The Monster Vineyards 2015 Rosé is available at BCLDB stores ($15.99)

Kurtis Kolt has a weekly wine column in the Georgia Straight and often presents seminars at wine festivals and beyond.

Summer 2016 at Oyama

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It would be impossible to imagine summer without Oyama!  We have an amazing array of delicious sausages, salamis, patés, terrines, cheeses and more to treat you all summer long!  Whether you are entertaining, hiking, picnicking, beaching, etc. Oyama will be there for you!

40-50 types of fresh sausages each week for the BBQ and at least a dozen smoked ones

Patés, terrines, salamis, prosciuttos and more for the perfect picnic or party trays

Snacks galore like pepperoni, Landjager, Bierbeisser and more to get you through those summer hikes or to nourish you while you watch the fireworks

Hams, turkey, cold cuts galore for easy and delicious sandwiches

Don`t forget the ultimate picnic treat; our famous and incredibly delicious homemade British Pork Pies – ready to eat and soooooo good!

Remember to order ahead for the Canada Day, B.C. Day and Labor Day long weekends – Chili Cheese Brats and Pulled Pork Sausages.  We only make them for these special weekends, so don`t miss out

Wherever your summer takes you, don`t leave Oyama behind.  Happy summer!

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