RKS Wine: The Penniless Pensioner’s Engagement Party: Last Course Before the Entertainment: What to Serve With Oysters?

Celine Serpent, PP’s fiancée, decides to end the meal, at least until dessert, with Malpeque oysters from Nova Scotia. It so happens these are my favourite oysters with a nice briny finish and with a dash of freshly squeezed lemon who needs Elon Musk’s rocket to go to the moon. They are being driven in from Oyster Girl’s in Toronto along with a shucker. Celine loves Tito’s Texas Vodka with these briny treats. PP moans at his increasingly large bar bill.

I suggest a Chablis but PP cringes at the cost of Chablis. Couldn’t I find something cheaper? Yes indeed an Entre-Deux-Mers from Bordeaux at $13.95. It is a classic wine to match with simply prepared seafood. It has aromas of apple, pear, peach and tangerine. On the palate it presents itself as clean and simple. It rather grows on you and struts its wings when opened and exposed to air. I would say there is peach, pineapple, honey sweet white grapefruit all folded in a nice envelope of mango. Just enough acidity to dance with the oysters. And as the main meal is concluding perhaps something light to freshen up the palate. One of the condiments for the oysters is a peach, mango and vodka concoction so I am happy with my wine selection.

Suitable for Vegan’s.

(Caves de Rauzan Fleur Entre-Deux-Mers 2019, AC Entre-Deux Mers, Caves de Rauzan, Rauzan, France, $13.95, 11.5%, Liquor Control Board of Ontario # 20900, 750 mL, Robert K. Stephen, A Little Birdie Told Me So Rating 89/100).

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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