A house move and a sort out of the massed recipe and wine books is required; for the simple reason to lessen the amount of stuff to put in boxes and move. A heap of books went to the charity shops. While several were ‘re-discovered’ and utilised with joy. One such was the Wine Lover Cooks Italian by Brian St. Pierre. Subtitled Pairing Great Recipes with the Perfect Glass of Wine it certainly provides a selection of tasty recipes and the wines to match with them.
My latest attempt to recreate something from the book – Leek and Ricotta Pie with Chickpea Sauce – was actually matched with a Portuguese wine rather than an Italian bottle. Nothing ventured and all that… the wine was the Tons Duorum Branco. A decent match although the lifted floral notes to the wine might not quite work as well as the suggested Vernaccia di San Gimignano or Vermentio Italian wines would.