Tag Archives: Rhone

Value in Crozes Hermitage?

I had spotted that Sainsbury were offering Crozes Hermitage les Trois Lys 2007 at an apparently competitive £6.99 and we are big fans of wines made purely from Syrah grapes. This one is made by the Caves de Tain co-op … Continue reading

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Another Chicken Salad, Another White Wine – Roussanne

Tonight we polished off the last of Sunday’s roast chicken. A salad with avocado and spinach leaves was accompanied by toasted pitta. The wine was Vin de Pays d’Oc, Roussanne, 2009, Domaine du Bosc. This is made by Pierre Besinet … Continue reading

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If there must be winter, let there be Carbonnades a la Flamande and Southern Rhone reds.

The carbonnade is a Sophie Grigson recipe, essentially a beef and onion casserole topped with rounds of French bread ‘buttered’ with (French) mustard. The bread goes in late in the cooking but not so late that it fails to end … Continue reading

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Friday, Fish and a Venturesome White

Friday still seems to be associated with fish and our new fish shop deserves our support so monkfish it is. D used a Raymond Blanc recipe ‘Roasted fillet of monkfish with mustard and tarragon sauce’. The tarragon came from the … Continue reading

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Roast Chicken with a Rosé

Clinging desperately to what’s left of our summer, D went for a local chicken (our local farmer/butcher again) roasted with lemon and herbs and served with lots of vegetables – French beans, courgettes and potatoes, the last new and boiled … Continue reading

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