Tag Archives: Mourvedre

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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Lamb Steak & Ratatouille with Rhone

As we progress into the late summer (somewhere, not here) and peppers and aubergines become plentiful, it’s time for ratatouille. Tonight D paired it with grilled lamb (leg) steaks. To mop up the juice we used some of D’s bread. … Continue reading

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Meatballs and Monastrell aka Mourvedre

Mediterranean meatballs in a tomato-based sauce served with pasta is great weekday-evening comfort food, but presents the usual challenge of tomato sauce. It needs a simple, fruity Mediterranean wine. I had some Castillo del Baron 2009, Monastrell which I got … Continue reading

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Wine with Bangers and Mash? And Blending Grapes

Fond as we are of sausages in the UK, we somehow can’t accept them as ‘proper’ food, only as something easy. Compare that with the host of continental sausages and salamis or, even better, French andouillettes which are made from … Continue reading

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Moussaka and a Cotes du Rhone

The wine was Terres de Galets Cote du Rhone, 2009 by Gabriel Meffre via Sainsbury’s. It is 13.5% alcohol and currently marked down to £4.99 from a claimed £9.99. It claims to be “deep red in colour, round and harmonious … Continue reading

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