food and drink 9.9.2013 04:57 pm

Wines of the Day: Fish Dishes

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Summer is on its way and naturally fish dishes come to the fore. Whether it is a braai or a more elegant occasion, pair your fish dishes with these excellent value wines.

The wines featured here are chosen according to high point scored and 4 or 5 star value for money. In other words, for the price that you pay for the quality which is in the bottle, you will be well pleased with your purchase. Wines with a five star value offer outstanding quality for the price, four star offer very good quality for the price while a one star value, well, it’s your choice.

2012 Darling Cellars Arum Fields Chenin Blanc

 

ReserveChenBl_0x319Tasting Notes

Pale green-edged straw, intense honey suckle aromas, creamy textures, yet refreshingly zesty on the finish.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Poultry

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

 

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2012 Bouchard Finlayson Walker Bay Sauvignon Blanc

 

BOUCHARD-SAUVIGNON-2012_0x319Tasting Notes

Pale straw. Light tropical gooseberry and passion fruit aromas, fine sweet-sour spice running through delicate slightly unconcentrated palate tangy and fresh on the finish very good persistence

Occasions

– Elegant Meal

– Winter Meal

– Impress your Boss

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Fish

– Roast Vegetables

– Oysters/Sushi

– Cream-based Pasta

 

finlayson

 

2012 Bellingham The Tree Series Pear Tree White

 

pear-tree_0x319Tasting Notes

Pale straw. Pear drop and peach aromas, finely managed mid-palate, no Viognier bitterness or bite: honest and straight up and down.

Occasions

– Braai/Picnic

– Elegant Meal

– Summer Meal

– Aperitif

Goes With

– Fish

– Shellfish

– Oysters/Sushi

– Cream-based Pasta

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Is it a good wine?

0 to 50 points: Do not take orally
50 to 60 points: A very ordinary wine
60 to 69 points: Good enough commercial wine
70 to 79 points: Good to very good wine
80 to 89 points: Excellent wine
90 + points: World Class wine

 

 

 

 

 

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