We had Jamie’s Greek Fish Stew from Jamie Does and I was expecting something on a par with the Mediterranean Fish Stew we had last week (see 19 August). However, it was much milder tasting and the Tarapaca Syrah/Cabernet Rosé 2008 from Sunday Times Wine Club was too strong for it and just didn’t work. We switched to a Torres Vina Sol from Costco. An aromatic Spanish white from Catalonia that complemented the fishy broth containing seabass, haddock, fresh tomatoes, dill and parsley. The herbs were added just before serving.
An OK match, but I wonder whether a slightly blander white would have been better.
This is the first of many food and drink matching blog posts. Initially, I will be focusing on wine and food combinations, but will also be writing about a variety of food and drink topics.
We had a Mediterranean Fish Stew adapted from a recipe from Economy Gastronomy by Allegra McEvedy and Paul Merrett. The consensus was that a Provence Rosé would fit the bill. We didn’t have one but tried a bottle of Visionario Rosato 2008 from Sunday Times Wine Club. This is an Italian blended rosé from Venezie IGT and was a lovely match. Very full, but refreshing with enough acidity to cope with the tomatoey stew.