Wine expert Henry Jeffreys provides tasting notes on our exclusive BBC Good Food Wine Club cases. Read about flavour profiles and ideas for pairing with food.
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Tips for choosing the best wine for your meal
Read Henry's quick and easy guides to matching wine with classic dishes:
What to eat with red wine
Carravacas de Primicia Rioja
Serve with... Moroccan lamb with apricots, almonds & mint
Lamb and Rioja is one of gastronomy’s great marriages. Normally this would be something simple like a roast leg of lamb but this wine is more versatile than that, having the fruit and the body not to be fazed by the sweet and bold flavours in this North African dish.
Serve with... margherita pizza
Yes, it’s a French grape but this Merlot from Puglia couldn’t taste more Italian if it was riding a Lambretta. It’s got that bittersweet cherry edge and gutsy tannins that make it the perfect trattoria wine. If you’re making pizza, then look no further.
Von Reben Pinot Noir
Serve with... chicken chasseur
Germany makes some of the best Pinot Noirs in the world. This example is refreshing uncomplicated fun and as such, it’s the kind of wine that you can drink in place of Beaujolais. So, when looking for the right dish to drink it with, think bistro classics like this chicken cooked in red wine.
What to eat with white wine
Stellenrust Heritage Collection Bush Vine Chenin Blanc
Serve with... easy Thai prawn curry
South African Chenin Blanc is a great shellfish wine but when it has a bit more body like this one, it can take some serious spicing, too. The honeyed ginger tropical fruit character in the wine is the perfect foil to this full-flavoured Thai dish.
Wolf Point Sauvignon Blanc
Serve with... goat's cheese, potato & onion tart
When looking to match flavours, it’s helpful to look at where a dish comes from and then just try the local wine. Couldn’t be simpler. In this case, goat’s cheese is a classic of the Loire, so go for a Loire grape like Sauvignon Blanc, only in this case I’ve chosen one from Chile rather than France.
Saveur du Soleil Blanc
Serve with... summer couscous salad
The tricky element here are those slices of fried halloumi, a cheese that could overpower a lesser wine. But in this combination, the salty cheese brings out the sweeter peachy side to this southern French white. The wine turns a simple salad into a feast.
How do I sign up to BBC Good Food Wine Club?
To subscribe, visit bbcgoodfoodwineclub.com to choose one of the three cases, create an account and place your order. You’ll then receive your first case within three working days.
Until the end of March, make the most of our one-off purchase offer. Get a case of 12 comforting red wines for better than half price. The offer is exclusive to BBC Good Food and each wine has been selected to pair beautifully with comfort food such as casserole, pie and pasta. You’ll pay just £4.99 a bottle – less than half the price at which these favourites usually sell out.
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