OTHER RED WINES TO TRY
Replace the rosemary, cloves and fennel seed in the base recipe with the following complementary ingredients for each varietal.
The red berry notes in Pinot
Noir make it a great fit for flavour additions such as juniper berries and lavender. Perfect for pork or chicken dishes.
Merlot’s fruitforward personality is a fine partner for fruitbased dishes. Add some cinnamon, cardamom and a splash of vanilla and you have a sophisticated flavour builder.
Syrahbased wines are known for their pepperiness, so why not amplify that piquancy by infusing the wine with some black peppercorns. To make it even more interesting, add a tbsp
(15 mL) of molasses and a sprig of fresh thyme.