To say that wines are complex and diverse is an understatement. As a way to keep things simple, wines are classified according to the type of grape used and the region where it is grown. You can take your pick from a wide variety of red (full, medium, and light-bodied), rosé, white (rich, zesty, and sweet), dessert, and sparkling wines.
On most days, you can go for classic wine and food pairings such as red meat with red wine and fish with white wine. Nothing spells “celebratory”, however, quite like bubbly and refreshing sparkling wines served ice cold and paired with salty, spicy, or savoury foods.
Are you finally ready to pop the question? You need to plan every detail of your proposal as thoroughly as possible. After getting the engagement ring and preparing your speech, you need to work out where you’re going to propose and how you’re going to set up the place.
Should you come up with an elaborate plan, or would you rather keep it simple yet no less special? Whichever direction you take, you can plan a magical proposal at charming Margaret River winery restaurants like The Berry Farm’s Cottage Cafe.
Wine can blend elegantly with a wide variety of dishes including meat, risotto, soup, and shellfish. Red wine adds rich notes to meats and desserts, whilst the delicate flavour white wine imparts is a perfect match for lighter pasta sauces and broths. With some creativity and practice, you can apply the right type of wine to the right type of dish and make recipes truly toast-worthy. Here are some wine recipes for you to try with those bottles you’ve brought home from all your Margaret River wine tours.
Oxtail, Chorizo, and Red Wine Stew
This simple dinner is a delicious way to enjoy some exotic meats. To start with, boil the oxtail to remove all impurities then sauté some onions, garlic, carrot and chorizo in 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Toss in paprika, orange zest, a bay leaf, and a sprig of rosemary once the vegetables are tender enough.
So you love savouring a glass of wine on a Saturday night. Don’t worry, no one’s stopping you. In fact, you may be doing your body a favour.
Fine wines from established Margaret River wineries, such as The Berry Farm, happen to be good for your health and well-being. It’s not just about the stress relief; plenty of studies show wine comes with health benefits that run the gamut from improved immunity to cancer prevention. That being said, anything consumed in excess can be harmful, so keep your urge to a glass per day.