Wines with Curry
National Curry Week is upon us and with the precision of Robin Hood’s archery skills, wine matches wonderfully with spice. For the bull’s-eye, pair with care and note the level of heat as well as the texture of the dish. Is it rich and creamy, or light and spicy? A reliable all-rounder is rosé, but if you’re really hitting the hot stuff, scented Torrontes from Argentina is my ultimate pick for quenching.
OLLY’S PICK OF THE BUNCH
Pierre Jaurant Languedoc Red 2020 (13.5%), £5.99, Aldi. Mellow, mighty and yet so cheap. This wine is magic with a madras.
The Best Pinot Gris 2020 (13%), £8.75, Morrisons. This is pure Alsace excellence – lush, silky and terrific with a tikka masala.
Château La Negly, La Natice Rosé 2020 (12.5%), £12.50, Co-op. A nectarine pineapple joyride of a wine. Exuberant, fruity and fabulous.
Martin Pomfy Devin Juznoslovenska 2020 (13.5%), £15.50, tannerswines.co.uk. Wine in full bloom! A gingery, fragrant explosion of exoticism.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Finest Torrontes 2020 (13%), £7, Tesco. Perfumed as a lychee shopping in Duty Free, this bright white from Argentina is a bargain beauty.