A Mindful Meal with a Sparkling Red!

30th September 2021

Bolney and tuna steak

Coming out of the pandemic, most of us may feel like we’re in need of a break. I certainly do. By a break, I mean just a few days away from whatever is now normal for us. A chance conversation with one of my best friends led to my staying at her place for a few days essentially for some quiet time.

This meant some exploring of the local area which led to a discovery of a gem of a wine shop, Noble Green Wines Here I’d discovered some old favourites in stock as well as stumbled upon a fizz I’ve been meaning to try for a while, Bolney Estate Cuvee Noir Brut 2014.

As is customary when you are fortunate enough to live with great cooks but a few days away means that you may find yourself eating or preparing that which you are unlikely to have at home, but would enjoy.

Tuna Steak Salad

On this occasion, I went with a tuna steak salad – in my head a meaty fish seemed so right with this wine. I don’t remember the last time I had a tuna steak at home and it wouldn’t be something I’d gravitate towards in a restaurant, but I do like it when I have it, albeit rarely.

The same with salads. Something I can go through phases of having loads and then real salad droughts. What was fabulous about this was during a week where I was deliberately slowing down, the meal prep time, albeit negligible was an act of mindfulness. As was its consumption. I can be known to be the first to finish a meal in a group but the nature of what was on the plate allowed me to take my time and really taste and chew.

Pairing: Bolney Estate Cuvee Noir Brut 2014
As anticipated, it did compliment the tuna well. It’s a fizz that almost tastes different with every sip – from a vimto without the added sweetness to an interesting summer aperitif, it should be tried once by everyone!

Author: Rupa Datta – rupa@portfolio-people.com

Glass of Bubbly Content

Content shared by this account is either news shared free by third parties or sponsored (paid for) content from third parties. Please be advised that links to third party websites are not endorsed by Glass of Bubbly Ltd - Please do your own research before committing to any third party business promoted on our website.