THE wine-drinking public can be a fickle bunch. There was a time when Chardonnay was the most popular wine in Scottish bars and restaurants. It fell out of favour when the market got flooded with cheaper, badly oaked versions and everyone started drinking Sauvignon Blanc instead. It was the cleaner style of the Sauvignon (made without the use of oak) that attracted the wine enthusiasts and sealed Chardonnay’s fate forever.
WITH rabbit being a milder game meat, my go-to wine match is normally a Pinot Noir from Mercurey in Burgundy’s Cote Chalonnaise. The area is famous for making elegant whites and really rustic, earthy reds which are ideal with rabbit stew. However, as Shirley has gone for a bunny curry, we need to raise the stakes to get the perfect match. The wine you’re looking for should have more body than a Pinot Noir and ideally a bit of spice in the glass to cope with the curry.
AS the seasons start to change, and Shirley encourages you towards a hearty warming breakfast of porridge, I’d like to take you back to your almost forgotten summer holiday sipping wines by the pool in the afternoon. The wines of Sardinia and Sicily are always guaranteed to remind me of those carefree, sunny days. Both islands in wine terms are quite unique and noticeably different to the mainland.
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