Here at Two Tails we don’t generally get hung up on wine and the changing seasons. You’ll find us sipping Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris during summer, winter and the seasons in between; and we most certainly don’t reserve our reds for cooler climes.
All that said, there’s something particularly comforting about coming home after a cold winter’s day, lighting the fire and pouring a glass of smooth bodied, ruby-red Two Tails Marlborough Pinot Noir, it just seems to evoke a feeling of warmth and festiveness, that’s perfect at this time of year.
The great thing about our aromatic and silky Pinot Noir is its versatility with food. Lamb and duck are classic meat partners, and if you’re a non meat eater this season’s plentiful root vegetables can go it alone with the wine’s cherry, plum and floral aromas.
So we’ve scoured the web for three simple mid-week TV dinners, using these pairings, that you might enjoy to warm up your winter evening… The longest takes only just over an hour to prepare and cook, so the perfect amount of time to wash the day off, light the fire and have your first glass before dinner is served!
If you thought roast lamb took hours of preparation and cooking, think again. This BBC Good Food recipe has you all done and dusted in 45 minutes, and the key is in the cut! Tuck this one away for summer time as well, because you can cook it on the barbecue too. And remember your Pinot Noir will also make a perfect match in the warmer weather.
Duck can sometimes require a bit of preparation and slow roasting, but this recipe for seared duck breasts with honey, soy and ginger, is quick to prepare (10 minutes) and takes just half an hour to cook.
- Root Vegetables
This roasted root vegetable & squash stew recipe from Jamie Oliver allows you to substitute ingredients and use any root vegetables. Make a big batch and freeze some, that way next week’s supper will be even quicker off the mark!
Now you have the recipes, don’t forget the wine… Order a 6 bottle case of our Two Tails, 2014 Marlborough Pinot Noir here.