THREE WINES FOR BOOK LOVERS
HERBY PUY LENTILS & SMOKED MACKEREL Domaine Lucien Thomas Saint Véran ‘Les Charmones’ 2014, £18
From a lesser-known Burgundy appellation, this is dry, crisp and fruity, with notes of pear and acacia. A lovely match for smoked fish and herby dressings.
ROAST HARISSA BUTTER CHICKEN Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Pfalz 2014, £13
Spicy food calls for something lighter in alcohol terms. This German red fits the bill – medium-bodied, with a firm acid structure but plenty of soft cherry notes for easy drinking.
RICE PUDDING WITH POACHED PRUNES Gosnells London Mead, £3.30 for 330ml
Something really different for dessert. Citrus blossom honey lends a delicate, floral sweetness to this London-brewed mead – delicious alongside sweet, aromatic puddings.