Email Updates & Site Feeds

All Entries
Tasting Notes Only
Follow via Twitter
For email updates please enter your email address:

Advert





latest on flickr

Photograph Showcase - © images by Andrew Barrow

Recent Posts

Categories

Latest Comments

on Apples and Vines - Hush Heath Vineyard (2) Tara wrote " Such a beautiful location isn't it? I love this wine, s... " [read more]

on Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India (2) Terry Lealan wrote " Have just tried the Zampa syrah and found it to be rath... " [read more]

on Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado (1) Fabio (Vinos Ambiz) wrote " Tempranillo Day. A small group of producers and wine-lo... " [read more]

on Vilarnau Rosé Cava (5) Mezzo Soprano wrote " I stumbled onto some great wines at the Chapel Down Vin... " [read more]

on Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain (2) George Wroblewski wrote " Vina Pomal is an excellent winery - went there last yea... " [read more]

wine_blogger_logo.jpg
a uk wine blog
Creative Commons License
This weblog is licensed under a Creative Commons License.

Wine With Partridge.  Add/Read Comments



Related Posts:

Related:

Snooth Wine Search:



Share



If both my new cookbook (Nigel Slater's Kitchen Diaries) and the Times 2 section from last Friday mention Partridge then I can only conclude they must be in season. I have a bit of a food-lust with game, feathered or otherwise, so I required no excuse really to indulge.

I had to use Gabriel Machin now that my preferred local butcher has retired, and came away with three plump little birds having exchanged £7 to the haughty counter-hand.

Following Slater's October 15th entry I simply smeared them with butter and crushed juniper berries and popped them in the oven to roast for thirty minutes or so. Served with honey-roasted parsnips, new potatoes and a few green beans they were delicious; and all the better for getting the fingers greasy by picking at the crevasses for the hidden morsels of meat.

I selected a red Burgundy to accompany. What I actually forgot to do was record a tasting note at the time - hey, I was hungry and the food looked sooo good! Needless to say the Cave de Pommard Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Aigrots', 1998, Burgundy, France was a superb match. A lusty wine, smoothed out superbly with the food. The bottle was a gift, so I have no idea how much it cost and I can't seem to find any details of the producer or wine online to assist, sadly.
roastpartridges.jpg


Add or Read Comments ADD A COMMENT (0)
Previous Post: Another day, another aging contraption... Next Post: Wine Tasting Note: Riolite Scaranto Rosso, 1999, Veneto, Italy.
This entry Wine With Partridge. is under Food