Category Archives: White wine

Chicken Caesar Salad, Pinot Blanc and Macon Villages

The chicken salad was D’s version of chicken Caesar salad with avocado as well as chicken. The dressing is a light mayonnaise and a generous sprinkling of Parmesan. This needs a white wine that is fruity and perhaps full rather … Continue reading

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Salmon with Herbs and Two Chilean Chardonnays

The herbs are parsley, tarragon and basil, all from the garden or a pot (the basil). The courgettes are also from the garden, but we have to buy potatoes now that we have exhausted the produce from our potato bags. … Continue reading

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Grilled Chicken with Courgette Rösti and Another Chardonnay

The chicken legs are grilled simply, but properly – almost crisp on the outside, still pink and juicy within. They are presented on a bed of mixed leaves and accompanied by a courgette rösti which is made much like a … Continue reading

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Salmon & Lentils with Burgundy

We have had the meal before, see my 3 June post, when we tried it – successfully – with Pinot Gris Bit I have been buying cheap wines and we had some JS TTD Macon-Villages open. For comparison I also … Continue reading

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The Quest for Affordable but Drinkable Chardonnay

Not as snappy a title as the one with the Holy Grail, but still a serious quest for what might yet prove to be a myth. My Supermarket Raid and Wine Society delivery resulted in six Chardonnays with prices from … Continue reading

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Plaice with Basil and Tomatoes with Muscadet

The Muscadet was Chateau l’Oiselinière de la Ramée 2009 – an exceptional year for the region and the appelation. It came from the Wine Society at £7.95 and is 12% alcohol. This is not rock bottom Muscadet and that was … Continue reading

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Roast Lamb, Chianti and Aperitifs

To set up our tastebuds we continued to sip some of some last night’s Macon-Villages from ASDA and added another, J Sainsbury Taste the Difference Macon-Villages 2010. this one comes from Prissé rather than Lugny and it costs rather more … Continue reading

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Fillet of Lamb with Couscous and an ASDA Exploration

Our aperitif was to sample a bottle of Macon-Villages Chardonnay, Caves de Lugny 2010. This is 13% alcohol and just £5.00 from ASDA. The label says “Crisp & elegant with apple and citrus flavours, beautifully balanced, with a hint of … Continue reading

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Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes in Cream Sauce with Pinot Gris

I have written about this before; it is a dish we like a lot. I didn’t feel like taking risks so chose a Pinot Gris Caves de Turckheim 2009 of which I have several at the moment. This is £7.95 … Continue reading

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Chicken Salads – White or Rose?

Roast chicken for two is followed, as night follows day, by two chicken salads – an excellent opportunity to sample the contrasting merits of white and pink wines. The cos lettuce salad with avocado and lots of grated parmesan we … Continue reading

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