05.03.17

Pairing wines for British Pie Week

Pairing wines for British Pie Week
It's British Pie Week this week (6th - 12th March) and we thought it would be fun to go through our back catalogue of wines and match them with well known pie recipes.
 
Steak and Kidney Pie First up, the classic Steak & Kidney pie. Who else but Delia to provide the recipe? http://www.deliaonline.com/mums-steak-and-kidney-plate-pie

As luck (or not!) would have it, this week's Château Mignan, Minervois is the perfect match. As our expert says "A hearty, rustic wine like this calls for similar food, like rich stews and casseroles ... proper comfort food, like steak and kidney pie"

Or from our back-catalogue, the full-bodied, yet elegant organic Mas Candi, Les Forques would match wonderfully. Our expert says "This is a full-throttle red crying out for rich, roast red meat dishes"


Pork Pie Pork pies of course are quintessentially British. Here's River Cottage's take on the classic. https://www.rivercottage.net/recipes/pork-pie

We reckon our "Mighty Minerally Meaty" Losada Crianza, Bierzo would do the business here. Our expert said "The smoked meat flavours in this wine are begging for something similar on the plate."


Apple Pie Doesn't all have to be savoury of course, there's always the humble apple pie for pudding. Jamie Oliver shows us his ultimate recipe here http://www.jamieoliver.com/videos/jamie-s-ultimate-apple-pie/

Not having a dessert wine to choose from, we've gone with the wonderful Clip do Monte da Vaia, Loureiro, Vinho Verde. Our expert says "The zingy acidity and clean citrus flavours make this wine very food-friendly, especially for sharp summertime dishes"



But what about last week's white wine, the Coffele 'Castel Cerino' Soave Classico? Our expert said "It will pair beautifully with just about any dish, from shellfish and salads to roast chicken ... it has enough acidity to cope with fresh tomatoes and is particularly well suited to creamy cheeses".

So we'd suggest a lovely creamy chicken, ham and leek pie. There's a wonderful recipe from The Hairy Bikers which would do the trick nicely!



Enjoy! 

Paul


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