Tag: food and wine matching

Chocolate conundrums – the best drinks to match

With Easter fast approaching it is that time of year when we like to look at our favourite tipples’ often troublesome relationship with chocolate. Here Fine Wine Account Manager and resident chocolate expert Peter Newton recommends some of his tried and tested matches, perfect for exploring this coming weekend   Chocolate and wine Chocolate has […]

Easter eggs

With only days to go until Easter celebrations, we turn to Head Chef Stewart Turner for a recipe suggestion that brings the more traditional egg to the table, providing the ideal start to any long-weekend As Easter approaches I thought I would come up with a recipe – maybe unsurprisingly using eggs, although not of […]

Winter’s bounty

Winter doesn’t have to mean steering away from the exotic. While blood oranges are still in season, our Head Chef Stewart Turner suggests something delicious and vitamin-rich, to ward off the dreaded winter colds I always find it amazing that even in the depths of winter we are blessed with some of the most vibrant […]

How to choose wine in a restaurant

Our in-house Wine School book ‘Exploring & Tasting Wine’ looks at a number of real-life wine topics. Today we look at choosing wine in a restaurant When you look at a restaurant wine list, it will help you to choose wines if you almost conduct a ‘virtual tasting’ of the wines in your imagination! Consider […]