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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 […]

The Shocking Truth About Champagne and Caviar

Aren’t food snobs funny? If you tell them fish eggs, of all things, are the height of sophistication, and so-so wine from a cold region is a sign of good taste, they’ll fork our bundles of cash for the stuff. Thankfully, the rest of us don’t have to slavishly follow their silly example. Europe has […]

What Goes with Lasagne if You Love Spanish Wine

Ah lasagne – that go to, feel good food. If ever there was a dinner that you could relax with over a glass of wine, it would be this. But what if you’re not particularly fond of Italian wine? What if you’d much prefer a robust Spanish red instead? Clearly you have good taste, but […]