Monday, January 30, 2023

LeDomduVin: Comfort Food with Comfort Wine

Domaine de l'Oiselet Vacqueyras 

Vieilles Vignes Bio 2020

This weekend was cold in Hong Kong, with temperatures below 10°C at night (which is cold for HK). So, I mostly stayed inside, doing my things, like writing, drawing, making music, watching some Netflix series and a few movies, and eating some comfort food.

When people do nothing at home, many usually order pizzas, I prefer cooking. I am not a great cook, but in the last 16 years of cooking for my kids and me, I mastered a few recipes from my childhood, that my mum and/or my grandfather used to make and added my own twist to them.

And last night, I wanted something warm, cozy, and wintery, so I made myself some comforting winter food, one of my favorite dishes actually: slow-cooked chicken with garlic and “Fines Herbes” and “Gratin Dauphinois”. It was really good and definitely hit the spot.

In fact, I made enough for at least 2-3 people, even if I was alone, and finished it all. It was that good!!! Yet, nothing surprising as I love eating, more especially when it brings back great memories of my childhood in the countryside.

With it, I wanted to drink a rustic, ample, generous, bold, powerful wine with a nice balance between acidity and tannins, a good body and plenty of earthiness, something Terroir oriented, and I don’t know about you, but for me, that means a red wine from the Rhone Valley, Southern Rhone actually, where grape varieties like Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault, when blended together, fully express themselves with such characteristics. 

As mentioned in previous posts, at work, I open some of the greatest bottles this world has to offer, yet at home, especially if I’m alone, I only drink inexpensive wine. 

So, I find myself a nice Vacqueyras (around 140 HKD / 16 Euros in HK, but about 10 Euros in France) to drink with my comfort food. It paired really well with it, which was really enjoyable and greatly satisfied the grandson of a paysan that I am. 

The best things in life are usually the simplest! 

Cheers! Santé! 


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