Match of the week | Fried chicken with Kung Fu Girl Columbia Valley Riesling

Match of the week

Fried chicken with Kung Fu Girl Columbia Valley Riesling

It’s not that often you find a wine that’s perfectly suited to every dish you throw at it but The Lockhart’s well chosen Kung Fu Girl riesling sailed right through our lunch there last week

The Lockhart serves southern US specialities such as catfish goujons, gumbo and shrimp and grits alongside some great deep-fried chicken. There’s also their amazing cornbread and honey butter so you have a little bit of spice and quite a lot of sweetness to contend with.

Kung Fu Girl riesling is made by the talented and quirky Charles Smith - a former rock band manager who drives a large Rolls Royce round the sleepy town of Walla Walla where he's based in Washington State. It’s a pretty floral off-dry wine that turns out to be a perfect pairing with this style of food. I’d also drink it with Asian cuisine - it’s a really affordable, versatile restaurant wine.

In the UK you can buy the current 2013 vintage from for £10.95 and £11.50 from

You can see my earlier review of The Lockhart here.

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Ryan Legge on May 22 2014 at 12:56

I'm not going to lie but I think this fried chicken would taste great with like a melted cheese of some form. Not a hundred percent sure which cheese but I'll just browse <a href="" title="cheese online">cheese online</a> and see if I encounter one that would work well with cheese unless you have any suggestions?

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