Published on September 30th, 2011

What to drink with Rhubarb Fool?

White wine with fish. Red wine with steak. But what to drink with Rhubarb Fool?

Rhubarb is tart and sharp, but when cooked with sugar and mixed with freshly whipped cream you have one of the easiest and most delicious English puds – Rhubarb Fool. There is nothing stupid about it, fool comes from ‘fouler’ the French word for to mash – I used to just wolf it down on its own and then I discovered just how good it is with Moscato d’Asti – not to be confused with Asti Spumante. This wine is only 5%, and only lightly sparkling, whereas Asti Spumant is fully sparkling and a bit higher in alcohol.

This is a dessert wine, but not from over-ripe grapes, instead the Moscato grape has naturally really high sugar, so you get the sweetness with a grapey freshness – to appreciate what I mean you have to try it – perfumed like a perfectly ripe melon with a light fizz – I am drinking one of my favourites from Prunotto, based in Piedmonte, NE Italy.

Really there is nothing better than chatting in the sun with a glass or two of Moscato d’Asti – with my favourite summer pud Rhubarb Fool!

[sws_grey_box box_size=”650″]Prunotto Moscato d’Asti, 2010 available from AG Wines at £11.99 per bottle [/sws_grey_box]


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3 Responses to What to drink with Rhubarb Fool?

  1. I enjoyed the video very much,and had no idea what to drink with rhubarb fool until now.
    Well done Rebecca,and look forward to the next one.

  2. Elliott says:

    I too had no idea what to drink with rhubarb fool and am still none the wiser as I don’t do fizz, or white for that matter, apart from the odd sweet gem; a quarter bottle of dr loosen 2006 riesling beerenauslese is the only one to have infiltrated my wine cupboard but I highly recommend it especially with Roquefort. Which brings me to my question: No videos on reds, any in the offing? Nice work Rebecca.

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