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Fish and chips washed down with Champagne, ideally consumed on the beach with my beau, is my ultimate take-out combination. From extravagant to simple, there’s a wine that’s a great match with almost all our popular take-out foods.
Back to those fish and chips – and location and lover aside, the delicacy of a good sparkling wine is a perfect partner to the subtle flavour of the fish, with its crisp acidity a fabulous foil to a rich crispy batter. If Champagne seems a touch excessive for a weekday supper, then a good sparkling wine will suffice, or go for a crisp white such as a dry riesling or unoaked chardonnay.
Kiwi staples don’t just have to be accompanied by a cuppa or a Coke. Take the classic meat pie. It can shine with soft reds with a good density of fruit, such as merlot, merlot cabernet blends or a shiraz. Something similar will also sit well with a burger, which if smothered in rich sauces, calls for a comparably flavour-packed wine choice.
Strange Random Wine Quote:
“Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.” – Ovid (Ancient Roman classical Poet and Author of Metamorphoses, BC 43-17)
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