French Wines With Style

I was sent this hamper.

French Wines With Style. Hello friends, so how are you today? A few weeks ago I was asked if I would like to take part in a blogging wine challenge of  which 20 bloggers will be chosen to take part to pick the perfect summer recipes and pair them with Summer French Wines.

From this challenge One of the bloggers will be chosen as the overall winner who will get the opportunity to learn more about the styles of French wines by attending a full-day tasting. A great treat for anyone who loves wine.

Post Contains PR Gift. We got sent a gift hamper including two International Wine Challenge award-winning French wines, as well as a couple of ingredients perfect for summer barbecues.

French Wines With Style

French Wines With Style:

French Wines With Style. Indulge in the perfect summer recipes and complement them with exquisite Summer French Wines. From refreshing salads to tasty paella, discover a delightful array of flavors that harmonize effortlessly with these exceptional wines.

Step up your summer dining experience with our handpicked recipes and the finest French wines, creating moments of pure bliss under the warm sun.

Most weekends we like a few glasses of wine. Sometimes being led by price rather than what we are eating. The problem with this is you enjoy the food you have and wine, but as two different experiences rather than as one whole. The chance to better understand wine and match up a wine to a food was therefore a rare treat.

The first bottle we got to try was – Cave de Turckheim, Riesling Vieilles Vignes 2008. This is a dry white wine made with riesling grapes and is enjoyed with fish, shellfish and hotpots.

 Origin Alsace, France Abv 12.5% || Price £10-00 per bottle || Retailers All about wine, Slurp.

French Wines With Style

French Wines With Style. We decided to enjoy this with a Sunday late afternoon tea of tuna and cheese melts, cheese, pork pies and French mustard. So tasty. We love to have wine with nibbles as a family of 6 with 4 children we like to get them all sorted and the little 2 ready for bed before we begin which is not always early. The wine went great together with the food.

For me the perfect food for this wine would be Paella this wine would really bring out the flavours of the seafood. You might like these recipes:

Tasty Prawn And Kale Paella:

How To Make A Tasty Prawn And Kale Paella- Love Paella? Love Kale? If so, do you fancy making some tasty Prawn And Kale Paella? How To Make A Tasty Prawn And Kale Paella. How To Make A Tasty Prawn And Kale Paella. So good.

Spicy Seafood Paella: My Husbands Favourite Dish. One of our favourite meals has to be paella. Even the children all love this too. My husband set us off loving this for dinner. As he used to go away to Spain a lot when he was younger. Spicy Seafood Paella. So tasty.

This Pear, Walnut And Gorgonzola Salad, Would be great too. Pear, Walnut And Gorgonzola Salad.

French Wines With Style

French Wines With Style:

Next up was the Cellier des Dauphins,Cotes du Rhone villages 2011. This is a medium red bodied wine that uses GrenachemSyrah grapes which is perfect partner for a hearty beef stew.

Origin Rhone, France || Abv 13.5 % || Priced £7-49 per bottle || Retailers Waitrose, Ocado.

For me red wine is perfect with any kind of pasta, spaghetti or pizza meals. We served ours with Italian styles meatball and sauce spaghetti and topped with mature cheese. What I will take from this, is not to rush into buying any wine, rather actually planning a meal around a wine so that you really make the wine and meal special.

This Pasta Bolognese With Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, tastes even better with wine. One meal we all love and can agree on is spaghetti Bolognese. We also love to mix it up by adding different vegetables to the sauces, a variety of pasta and changing what kind of cheese we sprinkle on top. No two pasta dishes are ever the same. So tasty. Pasta Bolognese With Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese. So good.

Parmigiano Reggiano Pizzas Whirls:

Or How About; How To Make Parmigiano Reggiano Pizzas Whirls. These are so much fun and really easy to make. My children love these. Straight out the oven on to their plates!! They are also perfect for weekend treats, parties, a quick lunch idea or dipping into a nice bowl of spaghetti Bolognese? Warning, This recipe is so delicious you may end up eating more than you were planning too! How To Make Parmigiano Reggiano Pizzas Whirls. So moreish.

Many years ago whilst on holiday in Corfu I first enjoyed wine having a bottle with my moussaka almost every night. Also, I have tried to make this dish many times at home and have always failed miserably. Perhaps the moussaka has been good all along? All I am missing is the wine that best bought out the flavour of this dish. If I leave out the holiday brochures the husband might take the hint. If not I may actually now read the labels of the wine and not the price tag.

So what do you think?

French Wines With Style:

We have really enjoyed being asked to be a part of this and what a amazing prize for the winner.

French Wines With Style. About This Post: I was sent this hamper free of charge to take part in this competition. 20 blogs were asked to join and one of the blogs will be chosen as the overall winner. Who will get the opportunity to learn more about the styles of French Wines. By attending a full-day tasting Master Class led by award-winning international sommelier Gérard Basset OBE at the Wine&Spirit Education Trust in London (16 August, 13 September, 4 October or 6 November).

The prize also includes travel, overnight accommodation and dinner for two at the new 28°-50° Wine Workshop and Kitchen in Marylebone* (Ts and Cs apply as usual).

Also, An Update- We did not win 🙁

French Wines With Style. Thanks so much for stopping by. I also hope you liked this post.

Claire Justine
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  1. Pamela
    30 July 2012 / 12:39

    Yummy!!!!New follower courtesy of Crazy Mama's Blog Hop! hope to get a follow back!