Gooseberry fool

Jukes Wine And Food Puddings Gooseberry Fool

A heavy, oleaginous sweet wine would trample all over this refreshing, palate-primping pudding. What you need is young, botrytised Semillon, like Sauternes, Saussignac, Monbazillac or Loupiac, or Asti or demi-sec Champagne. Try to keep the price down, as more expensive wines will usually taste finer and more intense. Or grab a bottle of fresh, young, Riesling Auslese (Mosel, Germany) for a fruit-cocktail-style, grapey flavour – it will also be much cheaper.