Less than a month to go to our Summer tasting and the debate has begun on which wines to show on the Manor Wines favourite tables. It looks likely that we will each pick our favourite wine, but which one to choose?
The wine we like to drink on a hot summers day being a summer tasting?
The bottle you run to after a tough day?
The bottle of wine to celebrate with?
Or the steady everyday drinking wine always sitting in the rack, so good that when you run out, you always have to buy more and cheap enough to open most nights?
If you want to know what I pick come along to the tasting. For more details on the tasting and to register your interest click here and we will send you an invitation.
As the asparagus season begins and lasts for only 6 weeks (approximately 1st May to 20th June) the great debate of which wine to match with asparagus begins.
Do you go with the obvious New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc (Kate Radburnd does a delicious zesty style) or are you more adventurous, venturing to, say, the Pinot Gris from Domain Road?
Middle ground could be a white Bordeaux? With the Semillon mellowing the Sauvignon Blanc but being full bodied enough to handle a rich hollandaise.
How about a red wine? Our Chinon Les Bernières Marcel Martin works well if you griddle the asparagus and serve with sautéed mushroom on toasted ciabatta.
My personal favourite is to oven roast the asparagus, serve with balsamic vinegar and lots of parmesan shavings. Match this with a glass of Gavi di Gavi Manfredi. Heaven.