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Try a Spanish Barbecue this Summer!

There are so many reasons to have a Spanish barbecue. The main one is that Spanish weather beats every other kind of weather in the whole of the rest of Europe. Of course unfortunately, Spanish sunshine isn’t available in the shops. Yet all the other components of a great Spanish barbecue are – like the […]

What to Serve with Paté When the Queen Visits

We’ve all been there. You’ve just pulled the paté out of the fridge when there’s a knock on the front door, and who is it but Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently her carriage has broken down outside. Now you’re going to have to figure out what to serve with paté whilst obeying the […]

The Right Bottle Makes or Breaks a Creamy White Wine Sauce

A creamy white wine sauce made from scratch is a beautiful thing. It beats the pants off the shop bought stuff, and goes with poultry, pasta and even ham dishes. A common ingredient is wine. The joy of adding it in is that you can drink a glass as you cook, and drink it with […]

Wine pairing: What goes well with fish cakes?

You’re buying wine for dinner tonight and you ask yourself, “What goes well with fish cakes?” Don’t worry. Whether it’s hot Thai fish cakes or plain old cod cakes, we’ve got you covered. Food and wine pairing is part art and part science. What goes well with fish cakes for you may not be a […]

The 3 best foods to pair with Dom Pérignon 2006

Dom Pérignon 2006. The very words are enough to send tingles down the spine of any sparkling wine lover. Legendary Champagne label Dom Pérignon is one of the ultimate status symbols, a favourite of the rich and famous throughout the world. It’s easy to forget, then, that behind the label and the fanfare is a […]

The wine-loving chef’s recipe for Chardonnay carrots

Cooking with wine is fun – sometimes we even add it to the food! Wine-based recipes are always a good bet to spruce up everyday dishes. One of our favourites has got to be Chardonnay carrots, a very fun take on the humble roasted carrot. This is a perfect side dish or sharing plate for […]

The ultimate red wine gravy recipe

Whether it’s a Christmas dinner, a Sunday lunch or a midweek roast, some meals are simply incomplete without a red wine gravy. Thick, smooth and full in flavour, there’s nothing quite like a good gravy. Of course, not all gravy recipes call for red wine – but we’re serious wine lovers, so ours does! Read […]

What to Eat with Quiche When You Want to Stay Slim

Quiche – that delicious flabby flan. It tastes so good, but you know what they say – a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Happily, there is a way to make this delicious dish less threatening to your waistline. Eat less of it. At the same time, have more vegetables to fill […]