Monday, 14 April 2008

Red Wine For Spring and Chicken and Grape Salad

There are plenty of fruit driven red wines that drink well with cold dishes and salads. Prince de Prieur (£3.25) is a red table wine from Bordeaux and if this wine was from any other region or country it would come with a higher Classification. It has a very pronounced nose with lots of good ripe fruit. Prince de Prieur is a soft, supple wine which is low in tannins and acidity so it makes pleasant easy drinking.

It's lower in alcohol than most wines as it is 11.5% which makes it great with food as there is no competition going on. It has the flavour of blackberries and blackcurrants and has a smooth, round mouth feel. If you would like to know more about this wine click here.

Chicken and Grape Salad

4 small melons
4 chicken breasts, poached
25g sliced blanched almonds, toasted
bunch of spring onions, chopped
225g grapes
250 ml mayonnaise
salt and pepper
mint, chopped

Cut the tops off the melons and scoop out the flesh and cut it into chunks. Cut the chicken into pieces and mix with all the other ingredients in a bowl. You can either fill the melon shells with the mixture or serve on a plate, garnished with sprigs of mint. Chill thoroughly.

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