Sommelier, chef help plan your eating adventures

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Angie MacRae and Stacey Metulynsky of This Food That Wine.

Break out the corkscrews and sauté pans.

This Food That Wine, a hip new wine and food pairing show is set to launch on Food Network Canada on Monday at 7:30 p.m.

Hosted by Angie MacRae and Stacey Metulynsky, This Food That Wine demystifies wine tasting and makes eating and drinking an adventure, and takes the snobbery out of wine drinking.

Each episode of This Food That Wine features a real person planning a party or event in their home. MacRae and Metulynsky help them plan the menu, show them how to cook it and select fabulous wines to match. The guest returns home to prepare the feast and uncork the wine. At least one red, one white and one dessert-appropriate wine are savoured and discussed each episode.

Metulynsky, an accredited sommelier, says the show is perfect for novice wine drinkers who are just starting to explore wine and food pairing.

“The spotlight is on the different flavours in the food and wine and how those flavours can be mixed and matched by an average viewer at home.“

MacRae, who is a professional chef, agrees.

“We cook simple, elegant, flavourful food. We give our guest the confidence to experiment and try new things.

This isn’t your grandparents’ wine show.”

MacRae is a graduate of Stratford’s Chefs School. Her experience ranges from being a “bush cook” in Northern Ontario to head baker of an organic bakery. MacRae has also operated her own health food takeout business. She now lives in Ottawa and is the owner of a catering and food consulting business.

Metulynsky is a graduate of the Sommelier Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa. She has her advanced certificate with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust and co-founded a successful wine events company called Groovy Grapes. A recipient of both the National Capital Sommelier Guild Scholarship for Wine Education and the Cave Spring Cellars Sommelier Award of Excellence, Stacey has represented wineries to restaurants and at wine events throughout Eastern Ontario.

While the show will regularly be shown on Mondays, encore performances of the show will be aired on Fridays at 10 p.m., Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 11:30 a.m.

The program schedule will continue until Dec. 31.

For more information about This Food That Wine or other new shows to come this fall, visit Food Network Canada at for more information.

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