We had friends to stay for the weekend and cooked one of our favourite recipes from the Slow Cook Book – Tuscan Beef Stew. We served this lovely peppery stew with mashed potatoes and green beans. See here for a full description of the stew and a Tuscan red that was a perfect pairing with it.
This time we tried an Italian red blend brought by our guests – Oronzo Uno Rosso Puglia 2009, from Virgin Wines. This was smooth with plums, red cherry fruits and vanilla. One of our guests detected damsons. The wine was a good match with the meal.
We also opened a bottle of Saracosa Rosso di Toscana 2009, a Tuscan Sangiovese from the Sunday Times Wine Club. As before, we enjoyed its smooth black fruits and spiciness and also detected chocolate. A lovely match.