Five Days/Five Wines: Monday 18th July
‘Left-overs'; always has a depressing ring about it. But since childhood Mondays has always been left-over day. Time has not been kind to the memory and I cannot actually recall what my mother conjured up; apart from chicken curry – which I always thought woefully under spiced for a ‘curry’. (Sorry Mum, but you don’t read this blog anyway so it doesn’t matter).
A parsley garnish does wonders in enlivening my Monday evening ‘leftovers’. Fried pancetta, a small chunk wrapped in some greese-proof, a brown paper bag enclosing a handful of almost-past-their-best fresh broad beans and a final scrapping of the delicious Rodda’s Crème Fraîche all poured over a hulking great pile of linguine. Combined, not at all too shabby. Depressingly similar to last Thursdays meal though.
From the tasting rack a bottle of wine from Morrisons. Not a store I frequent and not one that you see mentioned that often in regards to their wine range. Aimed at a different market from the likes of Waitrose and Marks and Spencers. (Which shows how pissing middle class I am!)
The bottle was a ‘left over’ from a London tasting back in May – a session that matched various Morrison food stuffs with wines from their range. This bottle, retailing for just £6.49, stood out as being particularly ‘food-friendly’. The tasting, with Arabella Woodrow MW (Morrisons Wine Development Manager) and Gyles Walker (Morrisons Italian and Australia wine buyer) pitched this against A Thai Chicken Curry ready meal. The match – the weight, impression of a little sweetness, full New World fruit, worked well.
I can report it as a decent Monday night match with ‘left-overs’.
Talking of left overs; I caught a tweet the other day asking what people do with left over wine. Damn silly question…