Go white and dry with fish pie

Saint Clair Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay 2013

Saint Clair Winemaker's Blend Chardonnay 2013

gosport 50-mile charity walk

50-mile charity walk launched in Gosport mums memory

Pictured: Helen Bulbeck from Brainstrust is pictured at Trinity Landing, Isle of Wight, with Jon Jones and his children, 14-year-old Adrienne and 12-year-old Isaac.

The family of a Gosport woman who died of a brain tumour in 2016 have helped the Isle of Wight-based charity she supported to launch a two-day, 50-mile fundraising walk around the island.


Jon Jones, his 14-year-old daughter Adrienne and 12-year-old son Isaac, from Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, joined Helen Bulbeck, co-founder and director of services at brainstrust, to launch the charitys third Follow the Seagulls two-day walk, which starts on 1 April and will cover a 50-mile route around the Isle of Wight.


Mum Jo Jones, who was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2010, took part in the 2016 Follow the Seagulls walk. She died last summer.


Adrienne Jones said: "Mum really enjoyed the walk. It was a challenge for all of us, but it felt good afterwards. I w

Family launch walk in memory of mum

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It’s been the kind of winter where comfort food is the order of the day and, when it comes to comfort food, there are not many dishes that are more warming than a fish pie.

For traditional fish pie a dry white wine with a little body is the ideal choice – time to bring out a Chardonnay or Chenin Blanc.

Blason de Bourgogne Montagny 2010 (Sainsbury’s £11.99, Tesco £14.99) is a southern white Burgundy with a touch of oak, ripe fruit flavours and a nice creamy texture. It’s not overly complex but this really came into its own with fish pie.

Tesco Finest Chenin Blanc 2013, Swartland (Tesco £6.99 buy 4 bottles and get 20 per cent off) is a great introduction to just how good Cape Chenin Blanc can be, even at this price, and this has fleshy, ripe apple and pear fruit and just a hint of spice.

Saint Clair Winemaker’s Blend Chardonnay 2013

From one of Marlborough’s leading producers, the nose shows aromas of white fruits and nuts as well as some well-judged oak in the background. The palate is medium-bodied and has a nice creaminess with more white fruit making this wine a great accompaniment for fish pie.

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