3 FRENCH WINES FIT FOR A FETE!

The Simple Things - - GATHERING -

PEAR, STIL­TON & WAL­NUT SALAD Cave Orschwiller Les Faitieres Pinot Gris 2015, £13.50

Notes of aca­cia and el­der­berry. The off-dry style of this largely crisp wine will go bril­liantly with the sweet­ness of the pear, the tang of the stil­ton and the bit­ter­ness of the wal­nuts.

HEARTY WILD VENI­SON CASSE­ROLE AND ROOT VEG­ETABLE GRATIN Do­maine Roche Au­dran Cu­vee Na­ture, £15

A com­pletely nat­u­ral Rhône red, with no added sul­phites. Deeply flavoured and in­tense with a long, fruity, last­ing fin­ish, mak­ing it an ideal part­ner for rich veni­son.

GALETTE DES ROIS Chateau de la Roulerie Coteaux du Layon, £25

This sweet Loire white has cle­men­tine and apri­cot flavours lay­ered with date notes. The long fin­ish lets sweet and tangy notes play out beau­ti­fully, so will work won­der­fully with this in­dul­gent, nutty tart.

Wines rec­om­mended by Bor­ough Wines & Beers (bor­ough­wines.co.uk), which works with small pro­duc­ers world­wide to of­fer a unique se­lec­tion of wines, spir­its and beers through its web­site and nine shops in Lon­don and Hast­ings. Cheers!

Find the fève in the galette and you could be as smug as the queen that got the cream (just for the night though)

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