Ready to wine and dine this Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re planning a romantic meal, a gathering of friends or a quiet supper in, we believe you should always know what wines to pair with your meal. We asked Jancis Robinson, author of The 24-Hour Wine Expert, to recommend the best wines for some of our favourite Happy Foodie recipes.
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… I’d go for a soft, fruity red with this, preferably one that is not too chewy. A young red rioja would do it, or a wine labelled Grenache or Garnacha like this one.
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… Italy makes so many great whites now. Verdicchio, Vermentino or Pecorino would all be lovely.
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… A full-bodied white is called for here. Austria’s signature grape Grüner Veltliner would be perfect. The more you pay, the more character and body you will get.
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… A Tuscan red such as a Chianti Classico would work here, its tang and chew working well with the spicing and sloppiness of the dish (by which I mean texture not method).
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… Beaujolais! Or a good Australian Chardonnay.
The 24-Hour Wine Expert Says… This is a killer for most wines. The only hope is to go for one of the sweetest wines on the planet – PX sherry. Delicious stuff (also good poured over vanilla ice cream).