This page is a compilation of my wine clips from BBC1′s Saturday Kitchen. It’s not comprehensive – the idea is to give you a flavour of what I (and Susie) do on the show – ie mostly have a lot of fun.
We love the show. Both Susie and I have been working on it for over six years now – it’s almost part of the family fabric. It goes out to up to three million viewers, with a commanding audience share for its broadcast time, and has a wonderfully loyal following.
It showcases great chefs, a fine host in James Martin, some beautiful cooking and wonderful archive material. Not forgetting fabulous wines – many of which sell out across the nation as a result of our recommendations, which is a testament to the inspired work of conscientious wine producers the world over.
The clips below are accompanied by title links to blogs from which you can also access the recipes for the dishes in question. First up is a clip of a special edition show, in which Susie and I strut our stuff together – then the shows follow in chronological order from the most recent.
It’s Riesling all the way for James Tanner’s sea bream:
Nic Watt gets a cultured Rioja for his fine piece of lamb:
Wine ahoy! Peter manages to find some time off from japing around in life-boats to find a beautiful Gaillac red to go with Adam Byatt’s coq au vin:
Peter Lloyd has a prawn and pineapple extravaganza up his sleeve – which Peter pairs with a cheeky Chilean Viognier:
Even Silvena Rowe describes her impossibly perfumed Ottoman lamb as a ‘nightmare for a wine expert’…but describes Peter’s choice as ‘amazing’. Check out the wine action here:
‘Inspired’ is Vivek Singh’s reaction to Peter’s wine choice for his sumptuous venison loin with root veg and gold-plated meatballs:
Checking out the tasty natives in Colchester – and some fine wines: Mark Jordan is rustling up langoustines with oyster mayo. Peter’s on the case:
Atul Kochhar’s bunny chow gets Peter’s wine treatment:
Surf’s up! Well, we couldn’t go all the way down to Newquay and not have some fun… Here’s Peter wiping out and wining up for Ashley Palmer-Watts’ grilled mackerel:
Meanwhile, the magesterial Tom Kerridge is on lamb shanks, and Peter has some urgent T-shirt duty to attend to:
Blowing away the cobwebs in Worthing on a blustery shoot – first up, it’s Aggi Sverrisson with his unique stylings of roasted scallops with wasabi sauce, fregola and sea vegetables:
Henry Herbert, of Racine, is making a beautiful poulet saute au vinaigre, full of lovely tarragon flavours, which I paired with the Paul Mas Vermentino. Host James Martin described it as, ‘one of the best wine matches we’ve ever had on the show’:
Wine – James Bond style! Having fun in London’s Docklands with a speedboat, a snarp suit, a mysterious black briefcase…and a room full of 20,000 open bottles. It’s a succulent Viognier at the London International Wine Fair for Kenny Aktinson’s soused mackerel with orange, fennel and crispy eel:
The fabulous Jose Pizarro gets the sparkling wine treatment for his deep-fried chicken wings al ajillo with braised peas and Serrano ham:
Shaun Rankin gets the Chilean Sauvignon Blanc treatment for his sea bass:
It’s all coming up Coonawarra Cabernet for Bryn Williams and his gorgeous lamb:
A fine wine for a man of refined taste – Theo Randall gets Gavi:
Cyrus Todiwala’s unique take on shepherd’s pie deserves something special – brilliant value Chilean Carmenere:
A mini Sancerre for Francesco Mazzei’s Sardinian seafood fregola:
A cheeky Minervois for Adam Byatt’s pheasant kiev:
Mark Sargeant’s making squid – and here’s a fine Kiwi Sauvignon Blanc to wash it down with:
Meanwhile, Atul Kochhar gets the Alsace Pinot Gris treatment for his ginger chicken:
I’m still waiting for the Chris Evans clip to come through – in the meantime, here’s me hunting down a Spanish white to go with Rick Stein’s shrimp fritters:
First up, it’s Anna Hansen on miso onglet steak – methinks a fine Nero di Troia:
Stuart Gillies is making poussin with chimichurri sauce, for which I choose a lovely South African Chenin Blanc: