|Match of the Day - Semi-Final Wednesday|
This is an easy one. So much great charcuterie from both countries, and the wine to go with it. Mid-week and rushed, that's what I'm going for: good chorizo picante and Ibérico acorn-fed ham (from Brindisa if you're in the area), some German smoked ham, air-dried or cooked, and a chunk of Manchego with some good bread and a green salad.
If you have time for cooking, here is the promised Falscher Hase (False Hare), a family recipe from a German friend for a delicious meatloaf.
Recommended Wine from Richard Craig (available at Jeroboam's):
2006 Vinas de Gain 2006 Rioja Bodegas Artadi
100% Tempranillo, it has a deep crimson colour with an alluring perfume of truffle, vanilla and blackberries. It is full bodied but opulent and elegant. Excellent with bratwust, bavarian schinken & pretzels!