Peking Duck With Red WIne
by Annick Bahen
By Jingo! Adelaide Hills Montepulciano Zinfandel
Try some authentic Peking Duck at your best Chinese Restaurant. It is worth taking the trouble to find a good Chinese restaurant for Peking duck.
But if you want to make some yourself I suggest you try Jamie Oliver's recipe which can be found in his book Jamie's Dinners
Proper Peking Duck is made with the skin not the meat.
A great wine to pair with Peking Duck is 2009 By Jingo! Adelaide Hills Montepulciano Zinfandel. The varietal blend in this wine really reflects Southern Italy, where Montepulciano is popular and Zinfandel is grown under the name of Primitivo. This wine, made from grapes grown in the Adelaide Hills, has plenty of juicy flavours and lots of firm tannins to stand up to the strong duck flavours.
In this case we have an Australian interpretation of East versus West with results I'm sure you will enjoy.
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