We had some chorizo in the fridge that needed using and found a recipe online called Chicken, Chorizo and Chickpea Stew from the Kitchen Titbits Blog. Very tasty and warming food for a cold Winter’s evening. We decided to pair it with a bottle of Gran Calero 2006 Yecla from the Sunday Times Wine Club. We had this wine with lamb rump last week (see 1st Feb) and were a bit disappointed. However, this full-bodied Spanish red made from Monastrell was considerably improved by this pairing. We tasted spicy black fruits with a vanilla finish. We concluded that the wine is far better suited to more robustly flavoured dishes.