A Chilean Shiraz is Good with a Spicy West African Beef Stew

2014-03-19 18.34.38We enjoyed one of our favourite Supercook recipes that we hadn’t cooked for a long time. It’s a hot, spicy beef and rice stew from Cameroon called Dos.

The stew contains stewing beef, green chilli, bay leaf, cayenne pepper, turmeric, cumin, chilli powder, ground coriander, onion, tomatoes, green pepper, water and rice.  We served it with green beans.

Whilst the stew has strong spicy flavours it tastes completely different from a curry.

To pair with the stew we chose a bottle of Viña Maipo Shiraz 2012, a full-bodied Chilean red from Tesco.

There were blackberry aromas and this was followed through on the palate with black fruits, vanilla sweetness and chocolate spiciness. The pairing improved as the meal progressed and overall we thought it was a good match.

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