Barbecue time and we were keen to try Jamie’s Keftedes from Jamie Does. Keftedes are beef meatballs and we served them with flatbreads and pitta. We chose a bottle of The Optimist Shiraz/Cabernet 2009 from Sunday Times Wine Club. This was a powerful red and the meatballs were not particularly strongly flavoured, but it worked quite well. The combination tended to accentuate a smooth, plummy aftertaste in the wine. Very pleasant.