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Wines to go with British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight is great excuse to eat (and drink wine!)

BRITISH Food Fortnight 2015 is well underway …  I enjoy British food the rest of the year too, but when these things come along it’s an excuse for one of my foodie Scientific Experiments. For your benefit I’ve roasted a chicken, plated up a Ploughman’s and coaxed a crispy topping onto a cottage pie. Chicken and …

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Tesco finest* Pignoletto, New Year sparkling wines

Bring in the New Year with a perfect sparkling wine pop!

The best way to bring in the New Year is with a perfect *pop!* closely followed by fizzy frothiness streaming into a giddily clasped glass. Sparkling wine is so exciting. With no science involved, here’s some ideas for your sparkling and party wines. New Year sparklers for less than a tenner: Tesco finest* Pignoletto (£8.99) is an …

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Grape Varieties Basics

Blimey, there’s so many grape varieties in the world. Fat ones thin ones juicy ones black ones white ones early ripening ones late ripening ones big ones small ones sulky ones. So many. How can I do justice to so many grape varieties in my little corner of the www.  world? Not sure I can, though I’ve given it a …

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Laithwaites food and wine pairing

I don’t need an excuse to take up British food and wine challenge!

I can spot a food and wine Scientific Experiment a mile off. When online wine merchant Laithwaites told me they were bigging up Britain’s regional dishes with food and wine pairings it didn’t take me long to get out the pans and start cooking. This is how I got on. Château Le Coin Sauvignon Gris 2015 Sauvignon gris …

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