A Sicilian Pinot Grigio or a Kiwi Sauvignon with Jamie’s Empire Chicken?

We’ve been watching Jamie’s Great Britain over the last few weeks and couldn’t wait to try his Empire Roast Chicken recipe, available on the C4 website .  Roast chicken marinated in Indian spices, with a spicy gravy and Bombay-style roast potatoes. Jamie has tried to fuse the best of British and Indian cuisine.  It was a very enjoyable meal and we accompanied it with a bottle of Barone Paladino Pinot Grigio 2009, a Sicilian white from Sunday Times Wine Club.  This is a richer, spicier style of Pinot Grigio and we thought the citrus and lemon flavours went well with the chicken.  However, we also had another wine we wanted to taste with the meal – Brancott Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2010, a New Zealand white from Costco.  This was zesty, with gooseberry flavours and rich tropical fruit.  Another good match with the chicken.

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