Whoa, am I the only one that thinks it’s getting pretty darn cold lately?! The scarf and gloves are definitely out of hibernation! With all this chilliness, I thought I’d make up a batch of spiced red wine chutney to add a bit of warmth to my meals. I’ve packed it with apple, onion, raisins, dates and spices galore… but the real star of the show is the wine. Woodwork wine, to be precise. Woodwork is the latest release from Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines, and it has a real pride and authenticity behind each bottle. Just check out their motto – I love their rustic and handmade vibe:
Woodwork believes craftsmanship is best done by hand and from the heart. […] Every bottle represents our winemaker’s passion and her pursuit to arrive at the very best batch of wine for our consumers to enjoy responsibly.
Anyway, the guys over at Woodwork were kind enough to send me over a bottle of their Cabernet Sauvignon to transform into whatever edible treats I could come up with! So without further ado, check out my spiced red wine chutney recipe below…
Spiced red wine chutney recipe
- 300g apples
- 750g onions
- 50g raisins
- 25g dates
- 200ml red wine vinegar
- 150ml red wine
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 200g brown sugar
- 100g white sugar
Chop the dates in half, then peel and chop the apples and onions into 1 cm chunks. Add all ingredients and spices into a large pot, then pour over the red wine and red wine vinegar. Bring to a gentle boil then simmer on a low heat for 45 – 60 minutes, or until the chutney has thickened enough that it leaves a trail when you scrape a wooden spoon across the bottom of the pan. Leave to cool for 30 minutes, then spoon the chutney into a sterilised, airtight container. Store unopened in a dark, cool cupboard for several months (but once opened, store in the fridge and consume within 1 month).
This spiced red wine chutney is juuust the job for adding a bit of wow to your meals. Try it on a homemade pork burger for a dash of sweetness, or go classic and spread it over cheese and crackers. Thanks to the guys at Diageo Chateau & Estate Wines for working with me on this recipe – make sure you check out their Woodwork wines over here. Enjoy! – Mike.
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