Published on October 19th, 2011

Red wine and Fish

Between May and October our shores are seething with Mackerel. But what is the perfect wine pairing for this tasty fish?


Wine tasted and where you can buy it –

Sandhurst Vineyards Estate Red, Pinot Noir, Kent, 2009 £12.15

Available direct from Sandhurst Vineyards and The Weald Smokery


A crisp white wine works well, but this is a fish where you can break with convention and drink red – in fact I think a red works better.

A wonderfully easy mackerel recipe is to grill it with harissa, which I believe makes it even more compatible with red wine. Choose a fruity red that’s fresh not tannic or heavy – I particularly like an English red with my mackerel. I would recommend Sandhurst Pinot Noir in Kent –  so fruity it doesn’t need oak  – fresh juicy cherry fruit with a hint of raspberries, beetroot and grainy, yet soft tannins – perfect with tasty mackerel.



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One Response to Red wine and Fish

  1. Elliott says:

    My kind of item, cheers Rebecca. I’ve yet to find an English red which has enough fruit for my palette but I’ll give Sandhurst 2009 a go. Might even turn the heating up, get some Mackerel in and pretend it’s still summer.

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