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Combinations 2: Wine to accompany an Austrian dessert.

Beau, the fancy shirted chap behind Basic Juice, is off to Austria; and by heck don’t he want everyone to know about it! Discovering an oldishRead More

Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Defying its simplicity, the recipe for Baked Mackerel served with a Rhubarb sauce or compote, produces a delicious main course. Rhubarb is now in season, mackerelRead More

Combinations 1: Wine to Accompany Mackerel.

For the opening round of Combinations the Wine and Food Matching Challenge I have selected a recipe that appeared in last weekends Times – Baked MackerelRead More

Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

A superb time spent in East London last Saturday. Six foodie bloggers met-up for a little wine and food from Spain tasting. When I say littleRead More

Wine with Beef Stew.

Wine with Beef Stew.

Beef stew or beef casserole – is there a difference? It matters little. We cracked open two wines to accompany beef slow-cooked in stock and redRead More

Wine With Smoked Haddock Chowder.

Wine With Smoked Haddock Chowder.

Rob rustled up an excellent chowder last night. Little more than par-boiled, diced potatoes, gently fried onion, a tin of sweetcorn simmered for a while inRead More

What food with Gewürztraminer?

What food with Gewürztraminer?

Gewürztraminer intrigues me. The cinnamon-spiced, lychee and honeysuckle laden wine, full-bodied and most often touched by a level of sweetness is just so distinctive and individualistic.Read More

Ultimate Wines Dessert Wine Tasting June 2005.

Ultimate Wines Dessert Wine Tasting June 2005.

The tastings held in Marlow and London by Ultimate Wines are becoming a regular fixture on the wine tasting circuit. The last tasting I managed toRead More

Matching Cheese and Wine

Matching Cheese and Wine

Matching cheese and wine is one of most difficult and subjective things to get right. Using up the bottle of red with a cheese selection mayRead More

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