With the foodie-hero again in the lime-light with his American trip currently showing each Tuesday (9pm Channel 4) the recipes are taken from this TV series and the (rather good) recipe book – Jamie’s America – that accompanies the programs.
Naked Wines are offering the mixed six pack for £34.99. The first two hundred cases ordered come with a free copy of Jamie’s America. It’s tricky tracking down the recipes from the wines (there were no notes included in the wine case which I expected) and there are no obvious links from the wines on the Naked Wines site to the recipes. You have to go to the Jamie Oliver website…
One wine-recipe combo I had a go at replicating over the weekend was the Brewery Hill Chardonnay-Viognier matched with the ‘easy to cook’ Green Chilli. It did strike me as a bit of a ‘silly’ recipe – pick as many green things as possible (sage, green chilli, mint, lettuce, spring onions) and mix them with minced pork. Tastes good mind; although a little more spice heat would have been good… and I would have peeled the tomatoes rather than ending up with bits of tom-skin in the mix.
Wine Tasting Note: Brewery Hill Chardonnay-Viognier, 2008, McLaren Vale, Australia.
Stockist: Naked WInes Price: £8.99 [More: Adegga / Snooth]
Don’t overchill else the subtle peachy Viognier component will be swamped by the cool acidity. Medium to full bodied, ripe and rounded initially with a crisp acidity supplying life to the Chardonnay fruit. I rather like it – it makes for a good, easy-drinking wine and can hold onto the medley of flavours – especially the rather forceful fresh mint – in Jamie Oliver’s Green Chilli rather nicely. A Naked Wines exclusive. Alcohol 13%.
Andrew BarrowScribblings Rating – 88/100 [ out of 5]