Wines with game Wild boar: Cent’Anni Baccolo Appassimento, Veneto, Italy £8.99
Coffee Break of the Month Baltica, Lewes I have a weakness for cake to which my hips will attest. I know I should resist but sometimes it’s just too hard. Initially I was drawn into Baltica by the distinctive Polish pottery they sell in the shop. But then I saw it. A solitary slice of Makowiec (poppy seed cake to the linguistically challenged like me) and I had to have it. Light, moist and slightly citrussy it tasted every bit as good as it looked.
A fascinating bottle of wine made from grapes that have been partially air-dried to intensify the flavour. Its combination of rich fruit, spice and herby finish will complement almost any wild boar dish.
And the Fairtrade coffee wasn’t bad either. If the sound of this cake has whetted your appetite for more Polish fare Baltica offers other delicacies such as Pierogi (filled dumplings) and Bigos (meat and sauerkraut stew). ❖ Baltica, 145 High St, Lewes, East Sussex 01273 483449 baltictrader.co.uk
Roast pheasant: Château Unang ‘La Source’, Ventoux, France £14.99 With intense aromas of blackcurrant and spice, this Merlot blend is an elegant wine with a refreshing mineral side and soft tannins. A kick of earthy spice on the finish makes it a perfect match for roast pheasant dishes.
Venison: Felino Malbec, Mendoza,
Sussex Style Bites
Vension calls for a big scale
If you fancy something sweet this autumn then why not try one of the new
red and this Malbec is just the
bars from Kingdom – a spin off of Sussex-based chocolatier Montezuma’s?
ticket. Full of ripe, rich, sweet
Each chunk of every bar contains an interesting centre wrapped in
fruit and a wild raspberry/cocoa
Fairtrade Ugandan chocolate. Flavours include Dark Chocolate and Orange
edge, that will marry beautifully
Marmalade and Milk Chocolate Rhubarb and Vanilla. Priced at £1.89 (RRP)
with the meat and any fruit
they are extremely affordable too.
elements in the dish.
Thanks to Hennings
Middle Farm in West Firle, near Lewes, will be celebrating its year’s bumper
Wine Merchants for these
crop of apples at their annual festival on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th
October. There are live bands on two stages, a fun fair plus plenty of apple
themed produce to buy, eat and, of course, drink.
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