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Le Petit Ballon – French Wine Giveaway #69

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Giveaways | 16th January 2016 | By

Well I know many of you are trying to take a break from alcoholic drinks for Dry January, but please bear with me. Le Petit Ballon offers two bottles of wine a month on a subscription basis and Tin and Thyme has a three month subscription to give away. If I have tempted you, you’re unlikely to get your wine now before February, so no need to fall off the wagon just yet. I am no wine buff and often struggle to know what to buy. If I find something I like, I tend to stick to it. I’m surely not alone. This is where Le Petit Ballon comes in. It offers a small selection of wines hand-picked by top sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Unusually, for a French man, Jean-Michel trained to be a sommelier here in the UK. He soon became a master sommelier with international recognition as one of the top wine tasters in the world. He was the head sommelier at the Ritz for a while before moving on to preside over the Paris-Ile-de-France Sommeliers’ Association. I guess you could describe him as an expert. A subscription can be tailored to individual preferences, e.g. rosé only and changed online at any time. Wines can be chosen from the month’s selection or let Le Petit Ballon choose for a complete surprise. They come with The Gazette which gives tasting notes, hints and tips and further information. The wines are delivered to your door in the middle of the month. If you particularly like any of them, you can buy more directly from Le Petit Ballon website up to the 30th of the month after you received them. You don’t even have to buy a case, one bottle is fine, if that’s all you require. Le Petit Ballon team are happy to answer any questions or deal with possible problems at any time via e-mail. A monthly subscription costs £24.90 for the Apprentice Box or £39.90 for the Master box. Le Petit Ballon 2 I received two bottles, one red and one white. They were both covered with a protective sleeve and arrived in good condition. In the interests of research, Dry January ended on the 15th for us. We tried the white with a pizza this evening and mushroom risotto last night. The wine made a good match for both.

  • Domaine Lecompte – Quincy 2014 – a light white which goes well as an accompaniment to lunchtime cheese, pizza, risottos or simply savoured on its own whilst relaxing in the evening. It’s aroma reminded us of elderflower and indeed it had floral notes as well as fruity ones.
  • Chateau de Jau – Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2103. We haven’t yet tried this one, but its a medium bodied red made from a blend of grapes (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre).

Thanks to Le Petit Ballon for the wine. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.

Le Petit Ballon Wine Giveaway
Le Petit Ballon is kindly offering one Tin and Thyme reader a three month subscription of two bottles of wine a month. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address who are over 18 years old. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked. 
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Prizes are offered and provided by Le Petit Ballon and Tin and Thyme accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party. Tin and Thyme reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Closing date is Monday 15 February 2016 
Do take a look at my giveaways page to see if there’s anything else you’d like to enter.

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  1. Margaret Clarkson

    16th January 2016 at 6:48 pm

    My favourite wine is sancerre – I love it. I would prepare a lovely cheese platter to go with it.

  2. Karl Borowy

    16th January 2016 at 6:52 pm

    My Fav Is Port with cheese but love Red Wine From all over the World

  3. Tracy K Nixon

    16th January 2016 at 7:06 pm

    I love rose wine and particularly enjoy it with grilled fish dishes, such as grilled tuna steaks with a garlic marinade served with new potatoes and salad.

  4. olivia Kirby

    16th January 2016 at 7:07 pm

    To be honest I like most red wine, particularly French, I like dry white wine and I love dry fizz – be it Champagne, English, Cava or Prosecco. My favourite probably is Champagne, closely followed by and English sparkling wine. I find that nicest with salmon and seafood.

    • Sara Schwab

      10th February 2016 at 7:48 pm

      The giveaway won’t let me enter it

      • Choclette

        10th February 2016 at 8:18 pm

        What’s not working Sara?

      • Choclette

        15th February 2016 at 4:44 pm

        If you are struggling with date of birth bit Sara, try DD/MM/YYYY

  5. iain maciver

    16th January 2016 at 7:16 pm


  6. John Frost

    16th January 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I love a Pinot Grigio and it goes so well with a nice salad in summer

  7. Denfor Hopkins

    16th January 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I love Chianti, I would drink as glass of it with a pasta dish like Lasagna

  8. Katie skeoch

    16th January 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Château neuf de pape & its amazing with baked sirloin & green vegetables

  9. Ashleigh Allan

    16th January 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I like cabernet sauvignon with a nice steak and a pepper sauce

  10. Laura

    16th January 2016 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t actually drink but I do like to cook and bake with white wine. My friends are big fans of prosecco though!

  11. pete c

    16th January 2016 at 8:47 pm

    my favourite type is Burgundy & I would enjoy using it as part of creating a nice beef stew

  12. Bee Gianni

    16th January 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I would really 3 months of relaxing in my favorite way, with a glass of wine.

  13. Hazel Rea

    16th January 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I like Rose wine – I’d cook fish in mushroom sauce to have with it and serve it with mange tout and sweet potato.

  14. Sue C

    16th January 2016 at 10:12 pm

    I like red wine and tend to go for a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. I think they both go really well with pasta with tomato sauces and garlic bread (also with just crisps haha!!)

  15. melanie stirling

    16th January 2016 at 11:16 pm

    Black Tower is my favourite with chicken in white wine sauce.

  16. Laura Nice

    16th January 2016 at 11:25 pm

    Rose wine would be my chose with a chicken in a white wine sauce!

  17. Maxine G

    16th January 2016 at 11:29 pm

    A decent Riesling poured over a Vacherin cheese and baked in the oven … Mmmm…

  18. William Gould

    16th January 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I love medium fruity German white wines, like a Schlosskapelle, for general, everyday drinking. I’m also partial to a Chateuxneuf de Pape on special occations!

  19. sarah wood

    16th January 2016 at 11:56 pm

    My favourite wine is sauvignon blanc and I would have it with a risotto ( not bothered what goes in it, I just love risotto), or perhaps a mushroom stroganoff.

  20. Lynsey Buchanan

    17th January 2016 at 2:17 am

    I enjoy a bottle of Pinot Grigio with Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

  21. Michaela Hannah

    17th January 2016 at 4:21 am

    My favourite is white zinfandel and i would cook a nice chicken and chorizo risotto to go with it

  22. Julie Tift

    17th January 2016 at 4:49 am

    Pinot Grigio is my white wine of choice as I find red wine very heavy and don’t really drink any of it. Very nice with a chicken chasseur (I add some into the sauce too).

  23. Chris Davies

    17th January 2016 at 6:44 am

    A beautiful malbec with a rich meaty pasta always does the trick! 😉

  24. Jo m Welsh

    17th January 2016 at 6:52 am

    I prefer rose wine but I never really cook with it I do like a cheese board with a good red wine but only really do this at special occasions

  25. kim neville

    17th January 2016 at 8:54 am

    I like Prosecco wine and would cook a chicken in mushroom sauce with saute potatoes and garlic broccoli

  26. Ruth Harwood

    17th January 2016 at 9:53 am

    Ido love a bottle of Rose, and I love to make Lasagne to accompany it 🙂

  27. clair downham

    17th January 2016 at 10:39 am

    i like a nice malbec with a spicy lamb and lentil curry thankyou

  28. Spencer Broadley

    17th January 2016 at 11:06 am

    Chardonnay and I would use it in a Chicken Chasseuse 🙂 With another bottle on the table 🙂


    17th January 2016 at 11:13 am

    Not sure if I really have a favourite wine as it depends on the food/occasion. I do love French reds though with Abbaye de Valmagne always hitting the spot when paired with cassoulet or other robust dishes

  30. Jane Willis

    17th January 2016 at 11:32 am

    At the moment I am loving South African Pinotage, and I would cook a hearty beef casserole to serve with it.

  31. Helen Thurston

    17th January 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I love a good Merlot – I sometimes have a glass with a homemade veggie curry.

  32. emily omara

    17th January 2016 at 1:14 pm

    picpoul de pinet with some fresh seafood! and white crusty bread with real butter ohhh yh

  33. Maria P

    17th January 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Tokaji, a very sweet dessert wine, it is perfect for custard like dessert sauces

  34. Samantha loughlin

    17th January 2016 at 2:17 pm

    My favourite wine is le vei en rose and love to drink with fish it’s not a wine to use in cooking xx

  35. Laura Pritchard

    17th January 2016 at 2:31 pm

    I don’t like wine but I’d love to win this for my parents who love the Ernest & Julio Gallo whites with Coq au vin.

  36. david cavender

    17th January 2016 at 2:45 pm

    i love Rioja wines with lamb caserole

  37. Kim Styles

    17th January 2016 at 3:11 pm

    I love a medium bodied Merlot with a roast leg of Lamb

  38. Iris W

    17th January 2016 at 3:55 pm

    I love a nice cold glass of pinot grigio as it’s a bit fruity and refreshing, that I like just on its own. With my roast dinner I love some merlot or a rich burgundy

  39. claire griffiths

    17th January 2016 at 3:59 pm

    i like a nice rose wine and i find it goes well with salmon or any fish

  40. amy fidler

    17th January 2016 at 4:12 pm

    I just love a rose white zinfandel,just so refreshing x

  41. Dom

    17th January 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I love Sav Blanc and i’d cook a chicken thigh stew of course! Dry January my arse!

    • Choclette

      18th January 2016 at 9:19 am

      Haha Dom. You’re right I don’t remember any mention of Dry January at Belleau Kitchen 😉

  42. Gill

    17th January 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Sauvignon blanc for me – with sea bass for sure!!

  43. laura banks

    17th January 2016 at 6:18 pm

    i like rose wine when the hubby makes me scallops

  44. mama syder

    17th January 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Pinot Grigio and I serve it with chicken casserole

  45. Louise Fairweather

    17th January 2016 at 8:14 pm

    It’s like asking me to pick my favourite child! I like a Malbec with roast beef

  46. claire thorpe

    17th January 2016 at 10:32 pm

    A crisp cold Sauvignon blanc and some sort of fish either salmon or sea bass.

  47. Samantha O'D

    17th January 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Merlot with a herb crusted lamb

  48. Amanda Tanner

    18th January 2016 at 1:52 am

    Just started drinking lambrini again which I used to drunk in my younger days, found cherry flavour which is gorgeous

  49. Sharon H

    18th January 2016 at 3:08 am

    Chablis with a nice Dover sole.

  50. Judith Allen

    18th January 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Crisp white with some salad and garlic bread please.

  51. Helen Moulden

    18th January 2016 at 4:35 pm

    I like a nice merlot with a rich beef stew or casserole. Yum!

  52. Carolynn Woodland

    18th January 2016 at 4:49 pm

    Australian Shiraz with fillet steak

  53. Phil Newis

    18th January 2016 at 4:54 pm

    A nice quality French red using the Grenache grape, something like Chateaunuf du pape. I enjoy best with Roasted Duck or Pigeon. Yummy!

  54. lindsey graty

    18th January 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I like most rose wines bur my favourite is zinfandel

  55. charlotte

    18th January 2016 at 5:41 pm

    I tend to go for Pinot grigio as it is usually a safe bet. But after a recent trip to portugal really trying to find more green wines. I tend to pair these with anything! But they work very well with crunchy salads

    • Choclette

      18th January 2016 at 8:43 pm

      You are way ahead of the game Charlotte. I have no idea what green wines are?

  56. Iona Cornish

    18th January 2016 at 6:10 pm

    Pinot Grigio

  57. Iona Cornish

    18th January 2016 at 6:12 pm

    Pinot Grigio and I’d cook Garlic, Lemon and Parsley Prawns to go with it

  58. laura stewart

    18th January 2016 at 6:23 pm

    i like red wine and i cook with it in my lamb cobbler xx

  59. Tracey Parker

    18th January 2016 at 6:39 pm

    I like red wine, perfect to put in and drink with Bolognese

  60. Lyla

    18th January 2016 at 6:40 pm

    I like Rose wine and I’d drink it with Salmon

  61. Beth S

    18th January 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Prosecco is my all time favourite, but I do enjoy a good Rose! I also love cooking mussels in white wine and garlic sauce, yummy!

  62. Cheryl G

    18th January 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I love a nice pinot grigio & would have it with some seafood & pasta…maybe clams and spaghetti in a tomato sauce

    • Jenny

      15th February 2016 at 4:04 pm

      I love a nice sauvignon blanc, especially when my husband makes his classic mushroom risotto

  63. Joanne Hutchings

    18th January 2016 at 8:18 pm

    I like Chardonnay with mussels in a creamy sauce.

  64. felicity smith

    18th January 2016 at 8:42 pm

    would be pinot gris and I love it with a bit of fresh seafood

    • Catriona Hutchinson

      15th February 2016 at 10:10 pm

      I absolutely love a nice chateauneuf du pape or a good pinot Noir. Cooked in anything French. Like a rip off beef burgundy I suppose!

  65. John Jones

    18th January 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I love Pinot Noir with a nice Beef Ragout

  66. Meena Hindmarch

    18th January 2016 at 9:43 pm

    We’re loving New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s st the moment, and will have it with anything to be honest!

  67. don erwood

    18th January 2016 at 10:47 pm

    I like a nice bottle of rioja and I like to cook beef bourguignon at this time of year.

  68. David Paterson

    18th January 2016 at 11:10 pm

    A nice Merlot with Steak mushrooms and plenty of home made chips.

  69. Kerry Crowe

    18th January 2016 at 11:19 pm

    Barolo with beef ragu and pappardelle pasta, and a pile of rocket drizzled with truffle oil!

  70. susan surgeoner

    18th January 2016 at 11:22 pm

    I love a decent Chardonnay and enjoy it with a good homemade lasagne

  71. Paul Wilson

    18th January 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I like to try different types of wine, so I don’t really have a favourite.

  72. lyn Burgess

    18th January 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I like merlots, especially ones from Chile. and I would drink it with everything from a roastbeef/lamb dinner to beef casseroles or a spag bol and lasagne

  73. Natalie Crossan

    18th January 2016 at 11:40 pm

    Chardonnay x

  74. Lisa Everaert

    18th January 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I love `Isla Negra` chardonnay paired with a good spanish seafood pasta.

  75. Danika Lloyd

    19th January 2016 at 12:08 am

    I love a good Rioja with a tomato & olive pasta dish <3

  76. Rebecca E

    19th January 2016 at 12:33 am

    I used to always drink Rioja, recently I’m more likely to drink Merlot. A nice medium rare rump with homegrown side salad would be a perfect accompaniment

  77. Fiona K

    19th January 2016 at 6:24 am

    My favourite wine is Sauvignon Blanc and I like to have it with grapes, bread & cheese or sometimes fish & chips

  78. Phil Darling

    19th January 2016 at 6:47 am

    I like a Merlot especially with a nice steak – Happy days

  79. Louise Smith

    19th January 2016 at 7:27 am

    My favourite wine is Shiraz. I would have steak and chips with it

  80. Emily Knight

    19th January 2016 at 8:38 am

    I love a well-chilled Torrontes, and I’d serve it with Thai food!

  81. Andrew Petrie

    19th January 2016 at 8:49 am

    My favourite is Kiwi Sauvignon blanc. I would serve it with roast chicken.

  82. Ben Audsley

    19th January 2016 at 9:57 am

    i love a good rioja – goes so well with steak !!!

  83. Holly Gibson

    19th January 2016 at 10:19 am

    I really like chianti. Served with Italian meats and bread (preferably in Florence, but I can let that one slide)

  84. Becky John

    19th January 2016 at 10:21 am

    Chardonnay served with a chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce.

  85. Samir Lola

    19th January 2016 at 10:29 am

    My favourite wine is a Chianti and I love to add a touch to my bolognese 🙂

  86. Georgina davies

    19th January 2016 at 10:42 am

    I love rose wine, we always have garlic marinaded steaks and pasta with it or lasagne x

  87. gemma brown

    19th January 2016 at 11:06 am

    i love rose. i usually have it with nibbles of olives or humous on ric e cakes

  88. helen tovell

    19th January 2016 at 11:09 am

    Pinot Grigio is my favourite and we usually have it with chicken breast wrapped in parma ham stuffed with mozzarella

  89. Max Power

    19th January 2016 at 11:24 am

    Either a Rioja or a Gran Tempranillo to pair a roast lamb rack with dauphinoise potatoes.

  90. amy rennocks

    19th January 2016 at 11:28 am

    South African Red and I use it in my stews in the slow cooker. I put the slow cooker on in the morning, add the dumplings later on and its ready to serve whenever my hubby gets home from work <3

    • Choclette

      19th January 2016 at 3:52 pm

      I do like a good slow cooker stew Amy, especially with dumplings 🙂

  91. Helen Adams

    19th January 2016 at 11:54 am

    I love a NZ Sauvignon Blanc, just by itself!

  92. Rachel Arnup

    19th January 2016 at 12:01 pm

    I love an Australian Shiraz, such as Yellow Tail, Andrew Peace, McGuigan or Jacaranda Hill. They are great wines and very versatile as they go with all types of meals or you can drink them by themselves. My fave meals to have with them are Fish & Chips, Steak or a good Chinese Takeaway!

  93. Kelly L

    19th January 2016 at 12:18 pm

    A lovely Rioja paired with a medium rare fillet steak!

  94. Milly Y

    19th January 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I like a tasty South African Sauvignon Blanc, it works perfectly in linguine!

  95. Gilla01

    19th January 2016 at 2:23 pm

    I hate dry wines, must be medium to sweet for my taste. The only thing I do with dry wines is cook with them.

  96. Robyn Seviour

    19th January 2016 at 4:16 pm

    I love a New Zealand white wine. To go with it I’d cook a chicken and prawn paella. Probably a horific combination if you know about wines but its what I like!

  97. Gavin

    19th January 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I’m partial to a Merlot or a Pino Noir. Either way I love wine with a tomato pasted pasta.

  98. Leila Benhamida

    19th January 2016 at 4:49 pm

    My favourite is chardonnay will cook it in a white sauce with herbs to accompanied a fish dish

  99. Maureen findley

    19th January 2016 at 5:16 pm

    pinot and i would serve with noodles

  100. Bob Clark

    19th January 2016 at 6:14 pm

    I love German red wine – pity it is difficult/impossible to obtain in England

  101. Pauline Wilson

    19th January 2016 at 7:36 pm

    I like a Pinot Grigio and I would make spaghetti carbonara with it, simple and delicious

  102. Louise Comb

    19th January 2016 at 8:27 pm

    My absolute fave wine is something sweet and sparkly, like a Spumante, but I enjoy trying all types of wine. To go with my Spumante, I would prepare some roasted vegetable couscous, with chickpea, sweet potato and grilled goats cheese 🙂

  103. Caroline H

    19th January 2016 at 9:08 pm

    I love a Shiraz but my favourite is probably a good brut Cava – great with tapas or a goat’s cheese salad.

  104. LondonREC

    19th January 2016 at 9:10 pm

    I love chardonnay, and would have it with a delicious creamy pasta dish.

  105. Sarah Mackay

    19th January 2016 at 9:51 pm

    My favourite type of wine is port and love it along side some pasta

  106. Sarah N

    19th January 2016 at 9:56 pm

    My favourite wine is prosecco. I think it goes great with chilli, and I should definitely cook it more often!

  107. Annette Oliver

    19th January 2016 at 10:07 pm

    Merlot with steak, new potatoes and veg

  108. Michael

    19th January 2016 at 11:07 pm

    Red Wine with Pasta

  109. Mary Chez

    19th January 2016 at 11:43 pm

    I like rose and would have grilled salmon to go with it

  110. frances hopkins

    20th January 2016 at 7:52 am

    I use red wine with a lot of my cooking, i.e. in Spag Bol and casseroles x

  111. Emma walters

    20th January 2016 at 9:53 am

    a glass of Pinot Grigio outside in the summer eating salmon off the bbq 🙂

  112. jennifer thorpe

    20th January 2016 at 10:18 am

    When we are treating ourselves, our favourite wine is chateau neuf du pape, it’s really lovely with steak

  113. Sarah Swainsbury

    20th January 2016 at 10:45 am

    I love most rosé wines especially with cheese and crackers in the evening

  114. Michaela Jennings

    20th January 2016 at 1:27 pm

    I love Sauvignon blanc to either drink or if I’m cooking I would put it in a creamy white wine sauce with brandy and chicken and mushrooms

  115. Jo Carroll

    20th January 2016 at 1:43 pm

    I love a good strong Chianti and I would serve it up with some homemade delicious Chilli Con Carne. x

  116. Sarah Brokenshire

    20th January 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love a good merlot and I love making red wine mushrooms with proscruttio xxx


    20th January 2016 at 3:47 pm

    I dont drink wine but my hubby loves a good red wine

  118. Val Swift

    20th January 2016 at 7:29 pm

    A lovely chardonnay with a chicken risotto

  119. Megan Kinsey

    20th January 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I love sancerre! It goes really well with braised sea bass and veg! Yum

  120. Jessica Powell (Babi a Fi)

    21st January 2016 at 6:39 am

    I know next to nothing about wine, but I do like a nice red wine with a cheeseboard. 🙂

  121. Stephanie Whitehouse

    21st January 2016 at 11:49 am

    I like a good solid Rioja. I wouldn’t use it in cooking, unless I had a lot, but it would be great to drink with a beef stew

  122. Jinger Kat

    21st January 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I love a good Rioja and it’s perfect with a tapas plate ~lots of olives, cheeses, meats and bread. Yummilicious

  123. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    21st January 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I always used to be a firm red wine drinker, but more recently I have switched to rose. Not sure why my tastes have changed as I’ve got older….. tend to go for a nice Grenache, but hey (let’s be honest) I will drink anything if it is given to me!

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:27 pm

      Haha, I like your honesty Kate 🙂

  124. Linda Toth

    22nd January 2016 at 12:43 am

    My favourite wine is cabernet sauvignon. I do not use it often as cooking ingredient, but when I do, I like it in beef dishes.

  125. Cecilia Keinapel

    22nd January 2016 at 2:30 pm

    This is a lovely competition, would love to to win this wine so I can share it with my besties on a girls night out x

  126. Sarah Rees

    22nd January 2016 at 4:27 pm

    Red wine – adds a great taste to a beef casserole

  127. Charlotte Moore

    22nd January 2016 at 6:08 pm

    I love black tower, with grilled checkout, steamed peppers and potatoes

  128. Michelle Ferguson

    22nd January 2016 at 9:21 pm

    I love pinot grigio which I would have with a nice juicy steak

  129. Allan Wilson

    23rd January 2016 at 10:16 am

    Rioja and have it with Duck

  130. Julie Camm

    23rd January 2016 at 11:58 am

    A glass of Pinot Grigio, with salmon and salad……..

  131. Carly M

    23rd January 2016 at 1:42 pm

    I love a good glass of pinot and cooking with redm especially in spag bol

  132. Susan Elai Kelly Carter

    23rd January 2016 at 2:45 pm

    my fave red is Fleur de d’Artagnan Rouge. La Reserve, Saint Mont Plaimont which is fab with hearty herby or spiced food over the winter months. eg Bean and Lentil cobbler. my fave white is Gargenega, Veneto gorgeous on its own and fab with pasta, Tofu inspired dishes and hazlenut and broccoli bake.

    • Choclette

      23rd January 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Really like the sound of your bean and lentil cobbler Susan. The hazelnut and broccoli bake sounds rather good too.

  133. Amy Beckett

    23rd January 2016 at 3:02 pm

    I love a glass of Pinot Grigio and the best meal would be a chicken and mushroom pie. Yummy Yummy

  134. Sarah Cooper

    23rd January 2016 at 6:09 pm

    Love chardonnay with a creamy chicken, mushroom and bacon tagliatelle with french stick.

  135. drannut

    23rd January 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I like full bodied red wines and really crisp dry whites. Rose can only be drunk very cold on hot summer days.

  136. claire woods

    23rd January 2016 at 9:52 pm

    I only like white wine (but not too fussy about brands) and with a plate of pasta and garlic bread.

  137. Julie Ward

    23rd January 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I used to drink blue nun till I made a fish meal with a couple of spoonfuls of wine in it, then drunk the rest of the wine, the fish was rubbish the juice delicious

  138. Tracy Gladman

    24th January 2016 at 8:52 am

    I love Fitou and would cook a beef casserole with it.

  139. Laura Asplin

    24th January 2016 at 12:44 pm

    I love a good red Malbec, accompanied by a steak and frites, yum yum

  140. Michelle O'Neill

    24th January 2016 at 4:35 pm

    jacobs creek

  141. Emily Clark

    24th January 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Merlot, in a lovely rich beef bourginon (if I can stop myself from drinking it)

  142. Yee K

    24th January 2016 at 9:54 pm

    Chenin Blanc

  143. Solange

    25th January 2016 at 11:17 pm

    I like Prosecco served with Tagliatelle, grilled chicken and tomatoes

  144. Nat thomason

    26th January 2016 at 3:01 am

    I love many wines Merlot Shiraz Prosecco to name but a few great prize x

  145. charlotte qualter

    26th January 2016 at 1:00 pm

    Rioja with a rich beef burginon and creamy mash… pure comfort!

  146. Melanie Gardiner

    26th January 2016 at 3:43 pm

    A good chilean Merlot with a nice beef stew

  147. carolyn joyce

    26th January 2016 at 9:47 pm

    i like red wine best – the drier the better and i love it with mexican food

  148. Tammy Tudor

    26th January 2016 at 10:44 pm

    red wine with a yummy dish of beef stew and dumplings

  149. Darren Freeman

    27th January 2016 at 9:25 pm

    A deep red cabernet sauvignon which I would have with a hearty beef stew

  150. Chrissie Curtis

    28th January 2016 at 12:34 pm

    I absolutely love a chilled Prosecco with a Lasagne!

  151. Karen Langridge

    29th January 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I like rose quite a sweet one but can’t remember its name, I like it with anything hubbie cooks 🙂 x

  152. Antoniette

    30th January 2016 at 3:39 pm

    To be honest im new to wine a recent visit yo new Zealand had me wine tasting and a new love was born the reisling was my favourite x

  153. Laura Chapman

    30th January 2016 at 5:46 pm

    At the moment, my favourite wine is Tesco Finest Chablis Grande Cuvee. If I was going to cook a meal, it would be a creamy chicken tagliatelle dish to go with it.

  154. Michelle Sykes

    30th January 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I love chateau neuf du pape with a nice steak and home cut chips

  155. Helen G

    30th January 2016 at 9:26 pm

    I LOVE a crisp chilled Viogner, served with seabass, creamy mash and greens. 🙂

  156. Katie h

    31st January 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Rose wine or port are my favourites, always with cheese!

  157. Richard Tyler

    1st February 2016 at 2:41 am

    A lovely RED Melot with a lovely meat or pasta dish

  158. Sarah Tilley

    1st February 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I would prepare some fresh fish or seafood with some thai flavours

  159. Laura Baker

    2nd February 2016 at 11:48 am

    My favourite wine is Merlot and I would have it with a slow-cooked beef stew.

  160. Nicola Guazzelli

    3rd February 2016 at 11:11 pm

    I love a Tempranillo Rose with a nice tangy tomato based pasta with Chorizo!

  161. alvina boyd

    4th February 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Reisling and I love Nigella Lawson’s Riesling chicken

  162. Johanne currie

    4th February 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Hope I win x

  163. Angela Kelly

    5th February 2016 at 3:19 pm

    I love a sweet Liebfraumilch and all I need with it is granary bread (with thick butter) and some strong cheese.

  164. Rebecca Alderson

    5th February 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I’m not a big wine fan but my mam loves it, especially dry flavors

  165. karen salisbury

    5th February 2016 at 10:07 pm

    i love a lovely rose especially when in bath

  166. Karen R

    7th February 2016 at 1:06 pm

    I would tend to share a bottle of a Riesling with hubby on a Saturday evening. I don’t usually have anything to eat at the same time, or cook with it 🙂

  167. Susan Smith

    7th February 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Love a Rose wine, and i would have Salmon steaks and salad with it

  168. Anthea Holloway

    8th February 2016 at 7:44 pm

    I love a French Bordeaux and I love to eat coq au vin with it!


    9th February 2016 at 4:06 pm

    I love a sauvignon blanc with a nice chicken caeser salad x

  170. Laura Kilby

    9th February 2016 at 5:03 pm

    I adore Chablis, and I think it would go perfectly with my seafood risotto

  171. Alice B

    9th February 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I love any and all dessert wines – major sweet tooth over here!

  172. kimberley ryan

    9th February 2016 at 8:06 pm

    A nice Merlot served with roast beef and all the trimmings

  173. Lauren Prater

    9th February 2016 at 8:48 pm

    I enjoy a crips marlborough sauvignon blanc, and I would make a delicious butternut squash and feta risotto, topped with pan fried sea bass fillet

  174. carole n

    9th February 2016 at 11:20 pm

    my favourite is a nice rose wine served with fresh salmon

  175. Karen Howden

    10th February 2016 at 3:14 pm

    I like Pinot Grigio served with a chicken casserole, some new potatoes and seasonal vegetables

  176. Nicola Penny

    10th February 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Malbec with roast lamb

  177. Katherine McDonald

    10th February 2016 at 10:10 pm

    I love a nice dry chardonnay – with seafood it is just lovely!

  178. claire fawkner

    12th February 2016 at 7:05 am

    Pinot Grigio with leek and pancetta risotto

  179. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    12th February 2016 at 9:10 pm

    Australian Merlot with a steak

  180. Lisa Wilkinson

    12th February 2016 at 9:56 pm

    I really like to drink Sauvignon Blanc but I like to put pinot noir in casseroles.

  181. cathyj

    13th February 2016 at 9:03 am

    love rose wine and would cook chicken pesto pasta with it

  182. Marcello Marques Pinho

    13th February 2016 at 10:07 am

    Douro Red wines with Roated “Cabrito”[Goat]

  183. Marcello Marques Pinho

    13th February 2016 at 10:08 am

    Douro Red wines with Roasted “Cabrito”[Goat]

  184. mike proffitt

    13th February 2016 at 2:06 pm

    I love a Sauvignon Blanc, and accompanied with a bit of roasted trout

  185. Kathleen Lynch

    13th February 2016 at 6:08 pm

    Pinot Grigio makes a great mushroom and thyme risotto.

  186. Keshia Esgate

    13th February 2016 at 7:23 pm

    I love a glass of shiraz to unwind with in the evening watching a movie

  187. Julie

    13th February 2016 at 7:27 pm

    I like a nice Rose wine to go with my chicken curry. Strange combo I know but I love it!

  188. Bee Gianni

    13th February 2016 at 7:43 pm

    For me, a cool, crisp Chardonnay goes well with . . . A large wineglass.

  189. Rosy

    13th February 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I love Elysium red dessert wine and anything chocolatey would be lovely with it – perhaps choc fondant?

  190. Tal L

    13th February 2016 at 8:09 pm

    Malbec with a good juicy piece of steak

  191. Tania Atfield

    13th February 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I love rose wine and would cook red pepper, courgette and pine nut lasagne to have with it.

  192. Susan B

    14th February 2016 at 3:27 am

    My favourite wine is a Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. It goes nicely with quite a few dishes but I particularly enjoy a vegetarian kiev and a green salad with it.

  193. Natasha R-M

    14th February 2016 at 10:30 am

    A vegan red wine such as, Coral Tree, and pasta with tofu and vegetables

  194. Diana

    14th February 2016 at 11:16 am

    Sauvignon Blanc with pan fried salmon that has a lovely crispy skin, roast baby potatoes and some vegetables. Yummy dinner and easy to cook 🙂

  195. sharon martin

    14th February 2016 at 1:00 pm

    A Pinot Grigio and would have with a chicken noodle stir fry

  196. adrian price

    14th February 2016 at 3:05 pm

    i love a good red—and its great in a beef stew

  197. Caroline Hunter

    14th February 2016 at 3:53 pm

    I used to drink a lot of Pinot Grigio but now like the more citrusy taste of Sauvignon Blanc. I like it with my special recipe fried salmon dish which has a sauce made with garlic, ginger, orange juice and soy sauce. Mmmm lovely 🙂

  198. Sarah P

    14th February 2016 at 4:19 pm

    A lovely Malbec served with a plate of pasta with roasted vegetables and pesto

  199. karen walby

    14th February 2016 at 4:48 pm

    my favourite wine is Rjoca and i love steak with a pepper sauce with it

  200. Karen B

    14th February 2016 at 5:15 pm

    I like Merlot or Shiraz

  201. Adrian Bold

    14th February 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I love Pinot Noir in the red wine category. A glass or two with some beautiful grilled salmon is my ideal meal.

  202. Alison

    14th February 2016 at 5:57 pm

    I like a crisp white wine to drink but prefer to cook with red. Would make a coq au vin

  203. Pam Francis Gregory

    14th February 2016 at 6:04 pm

    I love Sancerre and a lovely full roast turkey dinner.

  204. kelly cleeton

    14th February 2016 at 6:58 pm

    South African Chenin Blanc

  205. sarah

    14th February 2016 at 7:39 pm

    A sweet white wine with a mascarpone tart.

  206. Anneka Hulse

    14th February 2016 at 7:46 pm

    pinot grigio with Italian garlic and tomato chicken and a Mediterranean salad

  207. abigail edkins

    14th February 2016 at 8:22 pm

    a Chardonnay, with anything

  208. Lucy Robinson

    14th February 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I like a nice Chardonnay with chicken in white wine sauce.

  209. Sheri Darby

    14th February 2016 at 9:53 pm

    Pinot Grigio with a nice salad or a merlot in a beef stew and drink the rest of course

  210. Joanna Sawka

    14th February 2016 at 10:26 pm

    I love Malbec and I would have it with vegetable lasagne

  211. claire little

    14th February 2016 at 10:42 pm

    I love Rose and would always choose steak with it.

  212. Debbie Preston

    14th February 2016 at 11:27 pm

    We prefer red, usually a Merlot with a nice steak for a treat

  213. Mary Baldwin

    14th February 2016 at 11:28 pm

    Pinot Grigio for me, ideally served with a yummy grilled fish.

  214. gemma hendry

    14th February 2016 at 11:44 pm

    my favourite is rose white zinfandel and i would have it accompanying a cod in cheese sauce filled with prawns

  215. Theresa M

    15th February 2016 at 12:32 am

    My favourite wine is Copertino an Italian Red, and I would cook Moussaka to go with it. Not because it goes particularly well, but simply because it is my favourite dish :0)

    • Choclette

      15th February 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Well why not Theresa, I’m all for eating a favourite dish 😉

  216. Jason Tolliss

    15th February 2016 at 2:27 am

    I like a nice dry red, always good with roast game.

  217. Dale Dow

    15th February 2016 at 4:14 am

    Rose but love it with dry roasted peanuts

  218. Mandi Davison

    15th February 2016 at 7:14 am

    Chateneuf du pape and rib of beef! 🙂

  219. Sarah Lewis

    15th February 2016 at 8:20 am

    I enjoy a good white wine in particular a chardonnay which I would serve with a nice Beef Wellington and all the trimmings.

  220. Lauren Old

    15th February 2016 at 8:50 am

    I like most rose wines and I would cook a spaghetti carbonara to enjoy with it

  221. jessica cook

    15th February 2016 at 9:52 am

    I love prosecco and would have it with a lovely curry

  222. Tim Woolfenden

    15th February 2016 at 10:06 am

    Love a nice red. A touch added to gravy on a roast beef dinner is lush!

  223. Alison Clark

    15th February 2016 at 10:56 am

    My favourite wine is a pinot I can drink it on its own or with any pasta dish I think it goes really well.

  224. amy clark

    15th February 2016 at 11:30 am

    i like rose wine

  225. Sarah Parker

    15th February 2016 at 11:44 am

    I love full bodied red wine

  226. Emily Hutchinson

    15th February 2016 at 11:49 am

    I love rioja and I’d cook steak to go with it

  227. sue mcdermott

    15th February 2016 at 12:32 pm

    my favourite is homemade blackberry, goes very well with a pizza

    • Choclette

      15th February 2016 at 7:39 pm

      My mother used to make the most fabulous blackberry wine. I haven’t and any for years.

  228. Helen Craigs

    15th February 2016 at 12:36 pm

    I love a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and I would prepare a Mediterranean platter of olives, sun-dried tomato bread, cured meats, cheeses, nuts and aioli

    • Choclette

      15th February 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Sounds fabulous Helen, love meals like this.

  229. Roseanna Scott

    15th February 2016 at 12:48 pm

    my favorite is chardonnay. i could cook a chicken dish like chicken pasta with it

  230. Jilly Macca

    15th February 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Love a Shiraz x

  231. jill Stone

    15th February 2016 at 1:58 pm

    White wine is my favourite as it goes with almost everything !

  232. liz ferguson

    15th February 2016 at 3:06 pm

    Red wine with beef and mushrooms cooked out for hoursx

  233. Kay Broomfield

    15th February 2016 at 3:09 pm

    I like a crisp Chardonnay or a fresh Pinot Grigio and I’d pair this with a mushroom risotto.

  234. Patricia Whittaker

    15th February 2016 at 3:11 pm

    My favourite wine is Rioja. I would prepare a lamb tagine with couscous to go with it.

  235. Rachel S

    15th February 2016 at 3:21 pm

    Pretty much any nice red with a vegetarian stir fry

  236. tishist

    15th February 2016 at 3:37 pm

    I like Rioja with a tasty selection of Spanish tapas

  237. Claire Reavy

    15th February 2016 at 4:00 pm

    My favourite wine is Sauvignon Blanc, I like to drink it with a lovely risotto.

  238. Kate Sabin-Burns

    15th February 2016 at 4:02 pm

    I love a good sweet white, or a sparkling white wine. I’m easily pleased, I’m rubbish at matching wine to food though

  239. Tracey McPartland

    15th February 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I love a light crispy Chardonnay as an accompaniment to any meal

  240. Zoe Graham

    15th February 2016 at 4:15 pm

    Prosecco and you can have anything with it!

  241. Bryanna

    15th February 2016 at 4:21 pm

    In the winter, my favorite kind of wine is a velvety, smooth, rich red. In the summer, I love delicate, fruity, light whites. Neither should be over sweet, nor too dry. I tend to splash a bit of white or red in with chicken dishes 🙂

  242. carys thorp

    15th February 2016 at 5:04 pm

    what a great giveaway!

  243. jackie beckett

    15th February 2016 at 5:34 pm

    i love a sweet white wine with a mushroom rissotto

  244. Michelle Wild

    15th February 2016 at 6:06 pm

    I prefer white wine but do drink red to keep my iron levels up! My favourite is chardonnay but I do love beaujolaise nouveau day.

  245. Jill fairbanks

    15th February 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I love a full bodied red and love to have with a steak or alternatively a mixture of strong cheeses

  246. chetyl hadfield

    15th February 2016 at 7:00 pm

    I love Pinot Grigio to accompany a chicken based dish

  247. Emma

    15th February 2016 at 7:02 pm

    White wine. I would probably pair it with a nice chicken dish.

  248. Erica Price

    15th February 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I like full blooded wines like burgundy which I would use with Beef Bourguignon

  249. Alix Smith

    15th February 2016 at 7:25 pm

    I love Shiraz & I love to use it in a rich beef stew

  250. kathryn scholz

    15th February 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I love cabernet sauvignon and would pair it with steak bavette or a good Stilton.

  251. Emily Fowler

    15th February 2016 at 7:55 pm

    I’m partial to a Sauvignon Blanc, and I’d make a seafood pasta dish to go with it 🙂

  252. Tracey S Anderson

    15th February 2016 at 8:00 pm

    I LOVE a glass of Pinot Grigio! Compliments any seafood dish perfectly 🙂 X x

  253. Beryl drake

    15th February 2016 at 8:27 pm

    I love a Chardonney to accompany a chicken in mushroom sauce dish

  254. Claire Ward

    15th February 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I prefer rose but one occasion enjoy white wine. Not to keen on red but my mum loves it

  255. Petra Beck

    15th February 2016 at 8:45 pm

    I love Sauvignon Blanc and I would prepare a seafood dish with it, like pan-fried sea bass with new potatoes and a crispy salad.

  256. Chris Fletcher

    15th February 2016 at 8:54 pm

    I love a full bodied red, like a Malbec or a Montepulciano with a decent bbq’d steak! Yum!

  257. Lisa Mauchline

    15th February 2016 at 9:19 pm

    I love a strawberry wine that’s made local to me in Scotland and enjoy it with steak or on its own

  258. Victoria N

    15th February 2016 at 9:25 pm

    A Cabernet Sauvingnon with a rich hearty beef stew perfect for cold days

  259. Fiona K

    15th February 2016 at 9:49 pm

    I like Puilly Fuisse. I’m vegetarian and find it goes with most things I eat

  260. Ruth Wollerton

    15th February 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Chardonnay with salmon – refreshing and delicious

  261. helen newton

    15th February 2016 at 10:43 pm

    I love a crisp dry Sauvignion Blanc I would love a Warm fish pie with creamy cheesy sauce and vegetables 🙂


    15th February 2016 at 10:49 pm

    I like Pablo Granache red wine, i love to have this when i bring out my cheeseboard and grapes, I also love to use it in my casseroles and to make gravy to go with my beef roast

  263. Kat Lucas

    15th February 2016 at 10:58 pm

    My favourite wine is Merlot and I like to de-glaze the roasting pan of a beef joint and make a sauce with it

  264. amanda greensmith

    15th February 2016 at 11:07 pm

    a nice Rioja x

  265. carole Hiscock

    15th February 2016 at 11:12 pm

    A sweet Spanish wine is my favorite, which would be lovely with a nice light chicken salad

  266. Sarah Gray

    15th February 2016 at 11:20 pm

    I love a Pinot Grigio with anything really, but specifically pasta dishes like lasagne. x

  267. Blueangel

    15th February 2016 at 11:56 pm

    I love a nice full bodied Merlot, served with my fabulous Bouef Bourguignon..


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