Chicken Pot Pie … Comfort Food with Comfort Wine

Pairing: Chicken Pot Pie paired with Evolution Lucky No. 9

Food: Comfort food, simply put, is food that gives us comfort. And, for us, nothing provides comfort better than homemade chicken pot pie made with a biscuit topping. There are a gazillion ways to make chicken pot pie, probably as many ways are there are people who enjoy eating it. We like to make it from the leftovers of a roast chicken dinner, picking off all the meat left on the carcass and combining the meat with leftover gravy and stock (and a little milk … thickened as needed), cut up carrots, celery, potatoes and onions, and a handful of peas. Put it all in a pie plate or casserole dish and bake at 350 until heated through. Some folks who make it with a biscuit topping, place the formed raw biscuit dough directly on top of the chicken mixture and bake it at higher temperature (400). In our experience, that method frequently results in an only partially cooked biscuit topping (raw on the bottom of it). So we cook the biscuits separately and place the biscuits on top of the filling just before serving. Most importantly, enjoy this comfort food with family or good friends. We did … just the other day … with dear friends!

chicken-pie

Wine: Evolution Lucky No. 9 is a white wine made by the Sokol Blosser Winery in Dundee, Oregon. It is a blend of nine different varieties of wine grapes. Yes … you read that right … nine grape varieties. They keep their blend a secret, though their website does admit to the inclusion of chardonnay and pinot gris in the mix. While drinking it, it’s fun to guess what the other grapes might be. Some might view this as a novelty wine …but this is seriously good stuff that we have enjoyed many times with many different types of food.

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Tasting: This is a positively delightful wine, well balanced, and bursting with flavor. The nose has a plethora of tropical fruit aromas, perhaps most notable is the distinct and wonderful smell of the Charentais melon (a small, intensely flavored, orange fleshed, European melon). Needless to say, the palate also has a focus on the flavor of this melon, but also combines many other recognizable tropical fruits. A “comfortable” wine that complements perfectly this comfort food.

Other Wines That Pair Well with Chicken Pot Pie:  Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, White or Red Rhone Wine

Other Foods that Pair Well with Evolution: Chicken, Pork, Turkey, Asian Foods, Mexican Foods, or just by itself as an aperitif

Read More:  www.evolutionwine.com

A Source:  www.wine.com  Prince Edward Island Liquor Stores (a very available wine sold in many wine and liquor stores)

 

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