National Curry Week - Perfect Rosé Wine Parings from Provence Wines

Just in case you didn't know, it's National Curry Week. Personally I can't think of anything better than a nice cold glass of Rosé to cool down a lovely spicy curry. Provence Wines have come up with this really delicious looking recipe for Curried Mussels and they've also picked a few of their wines that are the perfect match with curry.

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Château La Gordonne, Vérité du Terroir, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 – £14.99 from Ocado:
A bright pink wine showing notes of raspberry and redcurrant that seduces with its elegance and its freshness from the nose to the palate.

Manon, AOP Côtes de Provence, 2015 - £9 from Tesco:
Boasting a brilliant pink colour, this delicious dry Rosé from sunny Provence is bursting with  aromas of  pit fruits and white flowers. The mouthfeel is rich yet refreshing with a silky structure and lingering finish.

Château d’Ollières Classique, AOP Coteaux Varois en Provence, 2015 - £12.99 from Selfridges:
Château d’Ollières lies between Aix and Nice. Crisp, well balanced with a bouquet redolent of soft spices, this Provençal Rosé comes from a region that is synonymous with this style of wine.

Yield: 4

Curried Mussels

prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins


800g mussels
Freshly ground black pepper

Curry sauce: 
1 tbsp olive oil
30g butter
2 ripe tomatoes
1 tbsp chopped garlic
1 finely chopped onion
1 tsp finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 tsp curry powder


Melt the butter with the olive oil in a saucepan over a high flame, then add the rest of the curry sauce ingredients, season, cover, lower the heat and simmer for 20 min. 

Just before serving, add the cleaned, drained mussels to the pot. 

Cover again and heat over a high flame for 5 minutes until the mussels open. Stir and serve hot.
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I must say I particularly like the Château d’Ollières - oh yes this was good stuff!

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Sadly my husband won't eat mussels but I say chicken curry goes just as well with Provence Wines Rosé as it does with curried mussels! What's your favorite curry?

Disclosure.  I received wine from Provence Wines to try.  All thoughts and opinions are my own. 


  1. Interesting article - my wife absolutely love mussels, but she wouldn't "spoil them" by having them in a curry! lol

  2. These all sound like great matches; I love wine with a curry.


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