Spittoon.biz Bookmark This page
Rob rustled up an excellent chowder last night. Little more than par-boiled, diced potatoes, gently fried onion, a tin of sweetcorn simmered for a while in fish stock, then full-fat milk and slithers of haddock added. Plus a generous amount of pepper. Delicious.

What was a surprise though, was the wine. I suggested a Sauvignon Blanc but it was a Viognier that proved the better match. An excellent accompaniment in fact. I am often ‘troubled’ by what to serve with Viognier; but this was near perfect. The Sauvignon Blanc (Boekenhoutskloof Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Western Cape, South Africa. £4.55 Waitrose) not a great bottle by any stretch, was trampled by the soup. The Viognier wasn’t hugely expensive either (Trivento Viognier, 2004, Mendoza, Argentina. Waitrose £4.99) but good for a midweek meal.

My dessert (another try at finding the perfect flapjack) was vastly improved the next morning, having been given a chance to soften from a close approximation of Runway 1, Heathrow. Ho Hum.

1 Comment »

  1. Nosher says:

    Yes, that Trivento Viognier is good stuff. Oddbins carried another inexpensive (?6 or so) viognier from Australia for a while that we used to pair with gravlax and herring– excellent match!

Advert

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Recent Posts

28
Jul

Petit Comptoir Francais

I cooked a guinea fowl the other week. Stuffed to the rafters with cured ham, walnuts, raisins and parsley. It was so stuffed in fact thatRead More

27
Jul

The Ceiling At Max Bordeaux

You can drink – or rather sip, seeing the prices – some of the most luxurious of wines in Max Bordeaux. They had Chateau Haut-Brion 2007Read More

24
Jul

Visiting a Port House: Ramos Pinto

Just behind the lower end of the cable car ride in Vila Nova de Gaia stands a proud, mustard coloured building. This is the lodge forRead More

20
Jul

The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the Trafalgar

A London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista LoungeRead More

20
Jul

Stainless Steel Tanks at Chateau La Dominique Bordeaux

For this weeks Sunday Wine Shot more stainless steel tanks! Hoop-d-dah. This rather grainy shot was taken in the cellars of Chateau La Dominique in Bordeaux.Read More

18
Jul

Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

On the flight home from Oporto, while waiting with increasing excitement the imminent arrival of the in-flight sandwich, I flicked through the TAP magazine. I hadRead More

Top

© 2004-2014 Spittoon.biz All Rights Reserved