Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon:
Easter Sunday. Family commitments done. I can’t look at another deviled egg for the next year. It’s been hours since I consumed a horribly sweet version of an Easter Ham. I was hungry and I craved, something comforting and as far from my former meal as possible. So, I did what any proper Irish/Welsh girl would do and threw together a Shepherd’s Pie. Ground Lamb (or beef in this case), carrots, peas, onion, tomato paste, thyme, RED WINE, topped with whipped potatoes, then baked to a happy consistency of cozy warmth.
Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cab, my “RED WINE” ingredient added a depth and richness to my Northern Isle staple. Naturally, I then paired a glass (or two…) with my meal. The soft tannins prepared my palate for every bite. The dark berry fruits complimented the texture and strength of my dish. Let’s just say neither the meal nor the wine were available for a “leftover lunch” the next day.
Here is a recipe for an authentic Shepherd’s Pie: Traditional Irish Shepherds Pie Recipe – Food.com