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As if we need an Excuse to Drink Wine…It’s English Wine Week. Wine Not?!

May 30 2014

Saturday 24th May – Sunday 1st June marks English Wine Week – a celebration of our home grown English tipples. From Malbec in the Midlands to Sauvignon in the South you might be surprised by the impressive variety of wines grown right here in ol’ Blighty’s own vineyards.

We’ve taken three of our pies and matched them with three of our favourite English wines… give these perfect pairings a go this weekend…wine not?!

FUNGI CHICKEN

Free range British chicken with field & chestnuts mushrooms

The Litmus White Pinot is pale straw in colour, with a slight copper hue it has been crafted out of 100% Pinot Noir in Surrey. It is rich, smooth and silky – a great match with the Fungi Chicken.

http://www.litmuswines.com/

Photo: Andrew Squires http://www.andrewjrsquires.com/

FREERANGER

Free range British chicken, ham hock leek and cheddar.

For a ‘simple, charming and light’ English red to go with the Freeranger try the Biddenden Gribble Bridge Dornfelder. The mellow acidity of this wine cuts through the creamy cheddar sauce of the Freeranger giving things a soft-yet-crisp finish.

http://www.biddendenvineyards.com/category/wines/

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DEERSTALKER

British Venison, dry cured bacon and puy lentils

The Bolney Estate Pinot Noir is a fantastic example of a cold climate pinot. This fragrant, well balanced, medium bodied wine is full of red cherry flavours and hints of toasted oak which make it a perfect match for a venison pie.

https://www.bolneywineestate.com/wine/english-red-wine/foxhole-pinot-noir.php

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