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Quiz: James May's 'Sarnies of the 70s' wine pairing

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The simple "pop" and "glug" of a wine has the power to change the vibe of a meal from sad and boring, to mentally and physically nourishing. For those curious enough to replicate James' childhood delicacies, here's a quiz to help guide you towards a potentially less miserable experience.

What goes with: Crab Paste and Margarine on government issued white bread?

  • Crisp White (Sancerre, Chablis, Pinot Gris, Dry Riesling)
  • Fruity Rosé (Oregon Pinot Noir, California Grenache, Provence Blend)
  • Oaky Red (Napa Cab Sauv, Bordeaux, Rioja, Australian Shiraz)

What goes with: Chicken Paste and Margarine on government issued white bread?

  • Full-bodied White (Australian Viognier, California Chardonnay, Rhône White Blend)
  • Jammy Medium-bodied Red (Californian Blends, Australian Shiraz, Spanish Garnacha)
  • Fortified Dessert Wine (Port, Sweet Vermouth, Australian Muscat)

What goes with: Salad Cream & Hardboiled Egg on government issued white bread?

  • Full-bodied Red (Malbec, Bordeaux, Super-Tuscany, Zinfandel)
  • Vibrant White (Muscadet, Torrontes, Sauvignon Blanc, Grüner Veltliner)
  • Sparkling Wine (Prosecco, Champagne, Sekt, Crément)

What goes with: Beef Paste and Margarine on government issued white bread?

  • Medium-bodied Red (Burgundy, Cru Beaujolais, Oregon Pinot Noir)
  • Bubbly (Prosecco, Champagne, Sekt, Crément)
  • Deep Rosé (Tavel, Bandol, Alto Adige Rosato)

Which of James' childhood snacks would a late bottle vintage Port go well with?

  • Chocolate Spread and Margarine Sandwich
  • Jam and Margarine Sandwich

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