(continuation from blog “ Food and Wine pairing” dated 26th November 2009)
INTRODUCTION:—–this blog and the many more following will examine the pleasurable and often complex relationship between good food and wine, with the ultimate aim to assist our many discerning customers evolve the convivial bonding of good food and wine.
FOOD BEING FEATURED:—–POULTRY DISHES, including CHICKEN, TURKEY, GUINEA FOWL, GOOSE, QUAIL and FARMED DUCK
CHALLENGES:—–Poultry is an enjoyable challenge, mainly because most red , white and rose wines match most poultry dishes if we put to one side hot and spicy dishes like chicken curry. People who prefer white wines should stay with their favourite white wine and the same advise would be valid for red, rose and sparkling wine lovers. My only no go area would be dessert or fortified wines.
RECOMMENDATIONS:—–grilled or roast chicken, for a white wine enthusiast try a Viognier style wine like The Black Chook, no pun intended. A cheese and chicken dish like Chicken Kiev goes very well with a Reserve Chardonnay or a light to medium red Beaujolias Cru such as Moulin-a-Vent. Moving on to the slightly darker meat of guinea Fowl, Goose and farmed Duck, these will pair up well with a full bodied white wine from the Rhone or you can try a subtle red Cru Bourgeois from the Medoc in France, also either wine would pair well with Canard a l’ Orange.
Turkey normally associated with Christmas is now eaten all the year round and again well suited to a good Rose from Sancerre or Provence, a medium bodied Merlot from Chile or a fine sparkling Saumur from the Loire, France. The same three wines are also a perfect match for Quail and one of Portugal’s favourite chicken dishes Piri Piri.
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NEXT ARTICLE:—–Wild game dishes, including pheasant, partridge, wild mallard and venison
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