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This goes with that... let's make it interesting!

This goes with that... let's make it interesting!

Food and wine matching – if you want to move beyond the ‘red wine for red meat, white wines for seafood/chicken’ and get more experimental, then these are exactly the wines for the job.  These are wines for foods where the quality of produce -  fresh and seasonal -  just sings. 

A great place to start is the flavourful middle-eastern cuisine where vegetables are at the forefront – the master of which is Yottam Ottolenghi - try this Beef, Beetroot and Habanero Stew which is a glorious symphony of flavours to match a complex wine such as the Barossa Valley Shiraz.  Or try sprinkling the fragrant middle-eastern spice mix 'Ras el Hanout' over oven roasted veggies and lamb chops ...or chicken.  This versatile mix is quite addictive and well worth seeking out ( has two wonderful blends - and home delivery!).

The more delicate Eden Valley Shiraz would work well with restrained Vietnamese, Middle Eastern or Indian dishes with just a touch of spice such as Sabrina Ghayour's Souk Spiced Leg of Lamb with Pomegranate Salsa. Or for something beautiful and unusual for a summer lunch, try Edd Kimber's Blackberry and Goat Cheese Quiche.

The Eden Valley Chardonnay has the balance to take on something like Kylie Kwong's Snapper Sashimi with Chilli-lime Dressing. Or alternatively, the creaminess would work with a simple smoked trout pate (make your own or buy the best you can get hold of – we won’t judge you!).  Or a lovely Meredith Goat's Cheese would be a great match too - we particularly love their Warm Potato Salad with Huon Cold Smoked Salmon and Meredith Dairy Dill Chèvre for a simple but flavoursome supper with friends.