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Mas Amiel 2008 Vin Doux Natural

Mas Amiel 2008 Vin Doux Natural

What do I know about Maury? Well, it’s a Vin Doux Natural – meaning it’s a sweet wine where the fermentation is halted leaving a littleRead More

Food and Wine Matching Videos

Food and Wine Matching Videos

Wanna giggle at various MW’s looking rather uncomfortable in front of a camera while eating and drinking? It’s a nice little video extoling the virtues ofRead More

Vilarnau Rosé Cava

Vilarnau Rosé Cava

Bubbles make a party. But to be honest, this is not the world’s most impressive sparkling rosé. It’s fine. Absolutely nothing wrong with it at all.Read More

Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India

Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India

Waitrose have released a batch of small wine parcels as part of a World of Wine Showcase. The parcels, spread out across the estate so notRead More

Bornos Verdejo, 2010, Rueda, Spain

Bornos Verdejo, 2010, Rueda, Spain

There use to be a tapas bar in my little country town; it didn’t last. While the food was great and the prices ok there wasRead More

Spy Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2010

Spy Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2010

Five Days/Five Wines: Friday 8th July All I can manage this evening is a Bingham’s Ready Meal. It’s been a heck of a week, a hellRead More

Ceretto Blange Arneis 2010, Piedmont, Italy

Ceretto Blange Arneis 2010, Piedmont, Italy

Five Days/Five Wines: Thursday 7th July Lightly fried pancetta, warmed through petit pois, a few spoonful’s of Rodda’s Crème Fraîche turned through a plate of pastaRead More

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

Matching Chapel Down Wines With Asparagus

The White Swan, Fetter Lane, London, not exactly my local but when invited by Cooksister for a Friday night out complete with English bubbly and food,Read More

A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

A Wine For This Seasons Asparagus

Really sorry Mary Berry but your Hollandaise Sauce isn’t a patch on the one served at Aubaine. Sure yours is a mass produced commercial product, andRead More

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

Sampling Vinho Verde in Mesa Restaurante, Porto

A touch tricky to match a dessert dish to a Vinho Verde wine. Next best, seeing as they don’t ‘do’ sweet wines would be a sparkler,Read More

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27
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24
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20
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20
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18
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