As the nights draw in and the temperature drops we have some warming suggestions to tempt your taste buds! We have compiled an exclusive range of Autumn recipes complete with wine pairings for you to try.
We have some fabulous French recipes covering a wide range of seasonal Casseroles and Stews. The word “stew” actually comes from the old French word estuier, meaning to enclose. The difference between a stew and a casserole is that stews are cooked typically over a fire or a hob and casseroles are done in the oven. The word “casserole” comes from the French word for “saucepan.”
There are recipes for Tagines, Quiches, Pasta and Rice; sections on Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry and some great Desserts for Autumn. You’ll also find we have listed some of Nick’s lovely recipes for Game, some of which have been featured in the press.
Nick has suggested wines to accompany the dishes and Bordeaux Wine in particular really partners well with Autumn fayre. The wines of Bordeaux are food friendly wines and can accompany a whole range of dishes. The right Bordeaux wine when paired with the right food can make a huge difference to your appreciation of a good meal.
Clarets are made with good food in mind and many tend to be around 12 – 13% abv which means that they don’t fight against the food. Wines with lower alcohol levels taste fruitier and bring out the flavours of many a dish. Drinking high alcohol wines is like drinking spirits: they tend to numb the mouth and close the taste buds down – would you drink Scotch with your roast sirloin of beef?
Nick’s carefully selected range of Sparkling Wine and Champagne will pair beautifully with curry, spicy foods and desserts and our sophisticated Bordeaux Rosé and Clairets are fantastic with roast hams, bacon, sausages and salamis. What’s more the Dessert Wines of Bordeaux such as Sauternes and the semi-sweet Bordeaux Moelleux are magical with savoury dishes as well as puddings and cheese . . .
So, if you are looking for inspiration or want to prepare something special look no further.
We hope you enjoy them!