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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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Record haul of medal winners in UK wine awards

There has been a record-breaking haul of medal-winners  in the UK wine industry’s annual national wine awards – The English & Welsh Wine of the Year Competition. It is organised by the United Kingdom Vineyards Association and this year saw the largest number of wines ever entered … 327 wines, from over 90 producers all over …

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Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau review

Sparkling wines to welcome in the New Year with a pop

JUST when you thought you’d had your fill of celebrations, a new year beckons and it’s time to start all over again. Here’s some sparkling wines to help your 2013 go out with a snap crackle and a hand-clapping pop. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG (£7.29) Aldi has a frizz-frazz of light bubbles with delicate apples …

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I don’t want to be a wine snob, I just want choices

I’M TRYING ever so hard not to become a wine snob – but I might be failing miserably. I’ve been writing a column for the Liverpool Daily Post for just a year, and I simply want to enthuse others without becoming a bloomin’ know-it-all in the process. No airy fairy nonsensical comments from me – …

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