Teresa did one of her own recipes – a Beef Stew with Mushrooms, Red Wine, Herbs, Tomatoes and Beef Stock that we fine tuned with some Worcester Sauce and Tomato Puree. We opened a bottle of Giesta Dao 2009, a Portuguese red from the Sunday Times Wine Club. We last tasted this with steak (see 14th October 2011). This full-bodied red is a blend of Tinta Roriz (aka Tempranillo), Jaen and Touriga Nacional and we found that the pairing brought out smooth creamy, vanilla flavours and a red fruit sweetness in the wine. An enjoyable match.