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The Sommelier at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

The Sommelier at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

I was in a restaurant once where, on asking the sommelier – crisply suited with a dangling, shiny, tastevin hanging around his neck – for aRead More

Charles Metcalfe’s Top Tips On Wines For Summer Pairings

Charles Metcalfe’s Top Tips On Wines For Summer Pairings

Charles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this summer. He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site. WeRead More

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

Perhaps a slightly over-ambitious claim but this info-thang does give some pointers to pairing wine and chocolate. It was drawn up by those lovely people atRead More

A Wine For Fish Pie

A Wine For Fish Pie

Another wine from Les Grands Chais de France case sent my way earlier in the year (the other reviewed being Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition).Read More

Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition

Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition

A little box of wines was delivered the other week; inside a mix of red and white wine from across France. Also in the box aRead More

A Wine For Leftovers

A Wine For Leftovers

“Leftovers” – a simple word that frankly filled me with dread as a kid. “What’s for dinner” and “leftovers” gave thoughts of reheated cheese quiche (aRead More

Tuscany Excellence Montecarlo White

Tuscany Excellence Montecarlo White

So the gauntlet was thrown, the first of several as it transpired. The challenge was to create a recipe using a jar of Italian sauce andRead More

Rockfish Restaurant Plymouth

Rockfish Restaurant Plymouth

To be honest the Tonnix failed to impress. Despite the funky art label and the “white wine for seafood” descriptive this white Douro lack a littleRead More

Wine Videos: Rare Grapes and Food & Wine

Wine Videos: Rare Grapes and Food & Wine

Two videos for your delight and delectation… the first is covering a tasting I sadly couldn’t get to. It shows Dr José Vouillamoz who took memberRead More

Reviewing the Wines of Chêne Bleu

Reviewing the Wines of Chêne Bleu

There really is a blue oak tree in this southern Rhone wine estate. An ancient oak presiding over the 87 acre vineyard, restored medieval priory andRead More

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