Wine for the How to Cheat menu
Prawn cocktail, pork stew and mini pavlovas just about cover the gamut of wine types available, from creamy/seafood to spicy and meaty and creamy/acidic. Here are our suggestions...
In this cheat’s menu, the prawn and avocado starter would be great with a white Burgundy, Chablis or crisp Italian Pinot Grigio; alternatively, Chardonnay would be a good match for the buttery avocado.
The main course is a salmagundi of assertive flavours – pork, chorizo, olives and tomatoes among them – so needs a wine that can complement these. Try a red Burgundy, Merlot, Rioja, Barbera or Argentinian Malbec, as these are rich and powerful enough to cope.
The pavlova pudding is, on the other hand, a symphony of sweetness, with meringues and mascarpone to the fore. This needs a rich wine to cope – try Muscat de Beaunes de Venise or honeyed Sauternes.
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