Tag Archives: Chile

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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Beach Style Bass with Riesling

This is an absolutely delicious treatment of Sea Bass. The marinade has a lot of lime and herbs, the sauce is avocado-based with sour cream and there’s an indulgent helping of home-made oven chips. We drank Zarcillo Riesling from the … Continue reading

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Pork Chops with Red Peppers and Cote du Rhone

We began with a Sauvignon Blanc aperitif, a Concha y Toro, Corte Ignacio Ucuquer Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from the Rapel Valley in Chile. It is a ‘selected’ Sauvignon of 13.5% alcohol and cost £6.25 from the Wine Society (normally £7.50). … Continue reading

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Thai Prawn Curry and Chilean Riesling

The prawn curry is a straightforward Thai green curry. Not really hot, just a little spicy, but enough to challenge most wines. This is an ideal opportunity to try out the case of Riesling I have just bought – Zarcillo … Continue reading

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Arrival of Wine Orders

The Alsace 2009 Order and the Summer Wines Order from The Wine Society both arrived within a 24 hour window leaving only one case to come. The cellar is looking very much better for it – a lot of white … Continue reading

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Lamb Chops, Spring Vegetables and Merlots

Spring lamb and  spring vegetables – clean and simple tastes without enhancement or cloaking sauces. This seems to cry out for a equally uncomplicated wine, though one powerful enough to cope with lamb. Well, lamb goes with clarets and many … Continue reading

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Salmon and Asparagus – Chardonnay or Sauvignon?

I prefer chardonnay with salmon, but sauvignon with asparagus. This dish is more complicated than that, there are leeks and crème fraiche too, both in sufficient quantity to contribute significantly to the taste. It’s a lovely late spring meal. I … Continue reading

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