"What Food What Wine?" 2012 - the final results revealed

25-07-2012
 
The country’s leading wine experts have revealed their best matches for the UK’s top 16 dishes, including lamb rogan josh, fish and chips and strawberries and cream.
 
Supermarket own-label wines were a surprise hit, with a budget wine scoring high, at ‘What Food, What Wine?’ 2012 hosted by married masters of wine Susie Barrie and Peter Richards from BBC1’s Saturday Kitchen.
 
The dishes matched included fish and chips, roast lamb, lasagne, mushroom risotto, rump steak and fries, apple crumble and custard, strawberries and cream and cheddar.
 
A special Christmas category saw smoked salmon, Christmas turkey and stuffing, Christmas pudding and stilton put to the test. While an Indian competition held at London’s Cinnamon Kitchen, saw chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, chicken korma and stir fried king prawns put through their paces.
 
Surprising results included a white wine winning ‘best match with cheese’, a sherry being dubbed an ‘outstanding match’ with fish and chips, and a Hungarian rosé sweeping the board as an ‘oustanding match’ with Indian food.
 
The American wine, Barefoot, scooped three awards with its Moscato NV, £4.99, winning best match for both apple crumble and custard (under £10) and strawberries and cream (under £10). Its Shiraz, £4.99, was also deemed best match with popular Indian dish, lamb rogan josh.
 
The highly-contested fish and chips category saw Morrisons’ Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2011, £7.99, scoop the best match along with Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011, £14.00, winning the best match for the over £10 category. Aldi’s Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura 2009, £6.99, scoop the aptly named ‘Fizz & Chips’ trophy while another surprise saw a sherry, La Gitana Manzanilla, £9.31, hailed by judges as ‘an outstanding match’ at the competition.
 
 
Peter Richards MW, chair judge of the competition, said: “Top award winners came from all over – from the Loire to Aconcagua, from the Portugal to Hampshire, from big and small, New World and Old, pricey and eminently affordable.”
 
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Trophy Winners

RRP Product Food Trophy
4.99 Barefoot Moscato NV Apple Crumble & Custard Best Apple Crumble & Custard 
8.12 Durbanville Hills Chardonnay 2010 Mature Cheddar Best Cheddar 
14 Nobilo Icon Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Fish & Chips Best Fish & Chips (Over £10)
7.99 Morrisons Best New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Fish & Chips Best Fish & Chips 
6.99 Philippe Michel Cremant du Jura 2009 Fish & Chips Fizz & Chips Trophy
  Bodegas Hildalgo La Gitana Manzanilla Fish & Chips Outstanding Match' with Fish & Chips
12.5 Cabernet Sauvignon Bodega Ruca Malen 2008 Rump Steak & Fries Best Steak & Fries (Over £10)
9.99 Waitrose Reserve Shiraz St Hallett 2010 Rump Steak & Fries Best Steak & Fries
4.99 Barefoot Moscato NV Strawberries & Cream Best Strawberries & Cream 
12.49 Villa Maria Private Bin Syrah 2010 Lasagne Best Lasagne (Over £10)
5.99 Montaria 2011 Lasagne Best Lasagne
14 Nobilo Icon Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 Mushroom Risotto Best Mushroom Risotto (Over £10)
8.95 Chardonnay Reserva Vina Mar 2010 Mushroom Risotto Best Mushroom Risotto
12.39 Fleur du Cap Unfiltered Merlot 2008 Roast Lamb Best Roast Lamb (Over £10)
7.89 Don Jacobo Rioja Crianza Tinto Bodegas Corral Roast Lamb Best Roast Lamb 
       
       
47 Taittinger Prelude Grands Crus NV Smoked Salmon Best Smoked Salmon (Over £10)
7.99 Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Smoked Salmon Best Smoked Salmon 
16.99 Hunter's Pinot Noir 2010 Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing Best Christmas Turkey and Stuffing (Over £10)
8.95 Chardonnay Reserva Vina Mar 2010 Turkey with Sage & Onion Stuffing Best Christmas Turkey and Stuffing
15 Villa Maria Reserve Noble Riesling Botrytis Selection 2011 Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce Best Christmas Pudding and Rum Sauce Pud (Over £10)
8.57 Torres Moscatel Oro Floralis, Catalunya Christmas Pudding with Rum Sauce Best Christmas Pudding and Rum Sauce Pud 
21.5 Grant Burge 10 Year Old Tawny NV Stilton Best Stilton (Over £10)
       
       
12.99 Domaine Bott Geyl Pinot d'Alsace 2008 Chicken Korma Best with Chicken Korma (Over £10)
8.73 Flagstone Word of Mouth Viognier Western Cape Chicken Korma Best with Chicken Korma
13.99 Artisan Pinot Gris 2009 Chicken Tikka Masala Best with Chicken Tikka Masala (Over £10)
9.99 Villa Maria Private Bin Gewurztraminer 2011 Chicken Tikka Masala Best with Chicken Tikka Masala
20.49 Imperial Reserva 2005 Lamb Rogan Josh Best with Lamb Rogan Josh (Over £10)
4.99 Barefoot Shiraz NV Lamb Rogan Josh Best with Lamb Rogan Josh 
14 Nobilo Icon Marlborough Pinot Noir 2010 Stir Fried King Prawns (Cinnamon Kitchen Signature Dish) Best with Stir Fried King Prawns (Over £10)
9.99 Vidal White Label Series Riesling 2010 Stir Fried King Prawns (Cinnamon Kitchen Signature Dish) Best with Stir Fried King Prawns
6.49 Spice Trail Rosé 2011 All 4 curry dishes Outstanding Match' with Curry
 
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