Review: Fish & Chips with the Perfect Wine

Friday 1st June 2017 marked National Fish and Chip Day, and what better way to celebrate that than having the largest cod and chips that the restaurant can offer. It was so big, it could have fed more than 2 of us, but luckily we were taking it home as we had something new to try this classic dish with.

Who knew that wine would be the perfect compliment for fish and chips? Yes, you read that right, wine! Or are we the weird ones for not knowing that this was such a great pair? We’re both white wine kind of people, rather than red, but we had one of each to try it with, and it turned out that they both complimented the fish and chips equally as well.

These weren’t just any wines though – they were specially selected personalised wines from GiftsOnline4U.We personally think it’s a fantastic initiative as it would make the perfect gift for almost any occasion, and their selection of wines is sure to give you enough options to please a friend or loved one. The personal designs give you endless options, with the possibility of having both images and text on your bottle.

Both wines we received from GiftsOnline4U were ‘volcanic’, meaning that they originated from the volcanos of Chile. The distinctive soils give the wines a unique and intense flavour, and we were fortunate enough to have the opportunity to try one of their white wines, and one red. These were:

Volcanes Reserva Sauvignon Blanc – this had notes of lemon and lemon zest; white flowers, minerals, herbs and white pepper. The lemony, fruity taste provided a very refreshing drink to have alongside the fish and chips.

Red Reserva Pinot Noir – this is a medium red wine, with the taste and smell dominated by fresh red fruits, and undertones of tea, herbs and spicy notes. As we said, although we’re not typically massive fans of red wine, this one went down a surprising treat!

Have you had fish and chips with wine? Do you prefer white wine or red? Let us know in the comments below.

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Disclaimer: we were sent the complimentary wines in exchange for a review for National Fish & Chip Day. But as always, all our opinions and photos are our own.

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14 Comments

  1. Llinos Thomas
    June 6, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    I've never had fish and chips with wine, I only have a glass of rose very rarely, not a wine fan.

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 8:26 am

      This was our first time and it surprisingly went down very well!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  2. Lifethrough Tsg
    June 6, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Ooh this is cool! I'm not a massive wine expert, but I have been trying to push out the boat a little lately and try different brands! Do they do wines specifically to go with other foods? Just because I don't eat fish, but would love to try a wine to compliment a food as I think this is a fab idea!Hayley XLifethroughtsg.com ✨

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 8:27 am

      Not 100% sure about that but I'm sure it'll be worth checking out over on their website!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  3. abbeylouisarose
    June 6, 2017 / 8:50 pm

    I'm not a wine expert by any means, if I ever put the effort in to pair a bottle with a meal, I usually just read what the bottle says that the wine goes with, which is often very generic and not super helpful! This service sounds fab, volcanic wine sounds incredible! Glad you enjoued your tipple!Abbey 💋 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 8:31 am

      That's exactly what we used to do too, but we love how descriptive these bottles were!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  4. Jenny in Neverland
    June 7, 2017 / 11:01 am

    I don't drink but I really like the idea of the personalised bottles, they would make great gifts for people who do love wine. I do however, love fish and chips and that looks amazing! <3

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 8:32 am

      Their service for personalised wines are pretty cool, so worth checking outdoor gift giving!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  5. Charlotte
    June 8, 2017 / 5:39 pm

    I'm not a wine drinker, however I love personalised bottles!Fish and chips is one of my favourite meals, I can't believe I missed this day!Charlotte🖤theporcelaindollblog.blogspot.co.uk

    • Food and Baker
      June 11, 2017 / 8:37 am

      Personalised bottles are such a great touch! We were grateful for the reminder with these amazing personalised gifts!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  6. My life in rose tinted glasses
    June 16, 2017 / 7:32 am

    Oh wow how lovely for the wine bottle to be personalised!! I love fish a chips, I wish I could have some now!!! ahhh!

    • Food and Baker
      June 16, 2017 / 2:35 pm

      I know right, it's such a great touch for a gift!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

  7. Charlotte Clark
    June 16, 2017 / 9:28 pm

    Those fish and chips look AMAZING! 😍 I'm not a wine drinker (in fact I don't really drink at all!) but the bottles are so cool, and the descriptions make them sound really nice!

    • Food and Baker
      June 19, 2017 / 9:01 am

      Love a good fish and chips! Haha fair enough, they do make good presents though!Thank you for reading and commenting☺💓

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