Spice Boy, Chris Hill! Wines For Spicy Foods
Friday, 9 November 2007
Chillies, Peppers, Chris Hill. . . All these things are hot n'spicy and Chris is going to teach us what wines will match!
Name Champagne Taittinger Brut NV
Producer Champagne Taittinger
Vintage Non Vintage
Country & Region France - Champagne
Grape Varieties 40% Chardonnay, 60% Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.
Golden straw yellow in colour, the bubbles are fine and the mousse is both discreet and persistent. The nose, very expressive and open, is both fruity and bready. It exudes aromas of peach, white flowers (may blossom, acacia) and vanilla pod. On the palate this lively fresh wine is at once in harmony. This is a delicate wine with flavours of fresh fruit and honey.
SPICY NACHOS, also may be drunk as an apéritif or with food. A perfect partner for white meats, fish, shell-fish and mushroom-based quiches
Interesting Stories On Wine Bronze Winner - Decanter World Wine Awards, Oct. 2007
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Name Forrest Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Producer John Forrest
Country & Region MARLBOROUGH / NEW ZEALAND
Grape Varieties SAUVIGNON BLANC
Elegance is what this wine is all about: delicate flavours of blackcurrant leaf, elder flower, nettles, gooseberries and a subtle mineral quality all wrapped up in a clean, dry and very long finish.
THAI FOOD - Thai Green Curry
Interesting Stories On Wine
From the first wave of European settlers in Marlborough, the Forrest family has grown deep roots in the region. This historical connection and tradition drew Drs John, Brigid and family back home to Marlborough in 1988 from successful international careers in biomedical research. Vintage 1990 saw the first Forrest wine, and immediate success with their 1990 Cabernet Rose that was awarded the Directors Trophy for Champion Rose/Blush at the 1990 Air New Zealand Wine Awards. Many more gold medals and trophies have followed, both national and international, including the title of New Zealand's Winemaker of the Year being awarded to John at the 2001 Royal Easter Show
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Name Trimbach Gewurztraminer
Country & Region France Alsace
Grape Varieties Gewurztraminer
This is a dry wine and shows classic restraint without losing the grape's exotic, spicy character. Full, balanced and very aromatic
Food Matches Chicken Tikka Masala with Naan, also, Ideal as aperitif , good with spicy foods, Chinese
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Name Mercury Rouge
Country & region France Burgandy
Grape Varieties Pinot Noir
The colour is very dark, the colour of very ripe cherries. It has a powerful fragrance of red fruits with underlying okay aromas. The palate is quite powerful with a virile attack. Have impression of tasting a barrel sample. This wine is vigorous, rich, still fruity and has quite pronounced tannins.
Chilli Con Carne, Light dishes such as Chicken and Turkey. Good with fruit and Cheese.
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