We all know it, that time of day that sits between lunch and dinner were the greedy gurgle starts to rear its ugly head and distract us from even the smallest of tasks. What this the solution? Afternoon tea, obviously!
Have you ever wondered why oysters have a reputation as an aphrodisiac? Me too. They’ve contrived, over the years, to ruin countless ‘hot’ dates, despite their legendary powers to boost libido and jump start some ‘horizontal jogging’. We can blame...
Not all of Spain is sun drenched and rain free. Rías Baixas (pronounced ‘Ree-ass By-shuss’ for the linguists) can be as wet as the British Isles. The Iberian land mass is one of the first places the rain clouds...
Sipping a glass of wine whilst tucking into a cheese board is one of life’s great pleasures and cheese is one of the first foods most think of when combining with wine. But there is far more to this pairing than just opening any old Port you find at the back of your drink’s cupboard. For example, would you believe me if I said that white wine is generally a better match for cheese than red?
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What's Cara Drinking?
I've been guilty of tucking into a nice glass or two of Garnatxa Scala Dei
Super versatile summertime red wine. Fresh, fruity and supple deliciousness that will rock out with salmon, pork, poultry or even game. Grill, bbq or fry ‘em, no matter how you cook it, this garnatxa can handle it. Love it!
An excitingly different Chardonnay from the south of France. Made without the use of oak, this wine gets its character by careful handling in the vineyard (night harvesting stops the grapes being too hot when picked for instance) and then by allowing the wine to remain in contact with its lees for up to three months. A fresh, crisp Chardonnay with a lovely textural note. A blessing with simply prepared fish and shellfish.
Apéritif or ideal with fish it's Quinta da Lixa Vinho Verde for me!
It's crisp, it's fresh and it has a lovely little tingle about it! Ideal on it's own, at only 10.5% it's ideal for sunny days! I've enjoyed with some great home made spaghetti Vongole (clams) and a lovely fillet of turbot! Yummmmm.