This month Thyme provided a fantastic bavette recipe, which pairs the steak with beetroot and horseradish. Andrea at Last Drop Wines offers two different wine pairing suggestions for this recipe.

Andrea says...

'I spent the weekend pouring over this recipe and pondering my choice of wine. I had an underlying determination that there should be a singular answer. Life isn't that simple, however, and sunshine and temperature are both considerations in the selection process. To cover all bases with unpredictable weather, I have put two wines forward.

For warmer temperatures, I recommend the Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019 Domaine de la Cornasse. The Bourgogne is slightly lower in alcohol and it can be chilled - although don't go crazy, as it is still a delicate red. I would suggest chilling the bottle overnight and then decanting about 30 minutes beforehand for optimal drinking. Heat brings alcohol to the forefront, and not in a good way, so a cooler lighter wine is the way to go in hot weather.

In cooler, wetter weather my choice would be the Barbera d'Alba 2018 Camparo di Mauro Drocco. This organic wine is a bit fuller than the Bourgogne.

Steak always seems to steer the wine choice to a red, but it was actually the roasted beetroot that drove my decision. Other preparations of the vegetable will happily pair with either white or red, but red is a better match for roasted beetroot.'

About Last Drop Wines

An 'Aladdin's cave for wine-lovers,' Last Drop Wines is situated on the famous King's Road in Chelsea. The store is owned and led by Andrea, whose expertise can recommend and provide a wine for any occasion.

Both of the wines recommended above are available for purchase. The Bourgogne Pinot Noir costs £20 per bottle and the Barbera d'Alba costs £18. Email andrea@lastdropwines.com to place an order. 10% discount applies for purchases of 12 bottles of wine. Don't worry, you can mix and match with this offer - no matter how delicious this bavette is, you may not want it 12 times in a row.

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