September is one of the best months of the year to eat seasonally.
If you want to eat and drink more seasonally September is one of best months for British food and wine pairing. This is because it’s one of the most abundant and delicious months of the year. Summer fruit and veg such as tomatoes, aubergine and late summer berries are still available. Mushrooms are packed full of flavour, garlic starts to emerge and it’s the very start of squash season. Orchard fruits are everywhere and if you go beyond the supermarket you’ll find amazing variety in flavour and texture. It’s also a great time for would-be foragers as the hedgerows are ripe with blackberries and elderberries. If wild meat is your thing, September seasonal British produce also sees the start of game season. Duck, grouse and partridge are now available at most good butchers. And it’s one of the best months of the year for seasonal British seafood.
We’ll be eating only British ingredients for the last two weeks of the month as part of British Food Fortnight. And we’ll only be drinking English and Welsh wine. Here are some of the September British food and wine pairings we’ll be trying. For more inspo check out what’s in season throughout the year in our knowledge section.
September British Food And Wine Pairings To Try This Autumn.
English Red Wine
Pinot Noir from England can vary in style depending on the producer, vintage and region. See our tasting notes from the 2020 vintage to find the style that’s right for you. There are also some fabulous red blends being made by producers such as Meophams.
- Breaded grouse fillets and creamy potatoes.
- Mushroom and sweet onion tart.
English White Wine And British Seasonal Food Pairing.
Bacchus is considered by many to be England’s signature grape and is often compared in style to Sauvignon Blanc. There’s a wide choice from very floral and aromatic to lean and crisp. It’s the most easily available English white wine to buy and it’s a great partner for September seasonal produce.
- Grilled turkey breast with courgette fries.
- Pan fried sea bream.
Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc
There are an increasing number of producers making Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc. On the whole these wines have a fresh, citrus taste and are a natural pairing for September seasonal British produce. But there are some variations, particularly in English Pinot Blanc. Read tasting notes for 15 of the most exciting white Pinots available this season.
- BBQ’d sea bass with an aromatic Pinot Gris.
- Lightly spiced autumn vegetable stirfry with Pinot Blanc.
English and Welsh Chardonnay covers the whole spectrum from crisp and mineral to oaked and opulent. As such it’s a great choice for a wide range of September British seasonal food and wine pairing.
- Roast chicken with smoked garlic is fantastic with an oaked Chardonnay.
- Any seasonal pan fried fish with a bit of butter and herbs with a mineral Chardonnay.
English Sparkling Wine Food Pairings.
- Crispy fried artichoke hearts for knock out nibbles. Top tip: try them in the airfryer.
- Prune or plum tart on a rich, buttery crust for afters.
English Rosé Wine And British Seasonal Food Pairing.
- Courgette ribbons with a walnut and basil pesto.
- Freshly roasted peppers stuffed with herby ground chicken.
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