Food

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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Dine with Bordeaux 2015

Dine with Bordeaux and enjoy great food and wine pairings

I had a lovely bottle of Bordeaux at French restaurant Caveau in Liverpool the other night. Château Cru Cantemerle, Bordeaux Supérieur 2012 was ruddy with redcurrants, pecked with pepper and tickled with a touch a tobacco. It was a very moreish glass of something to sit alongside my plate of grilled lamb cutlets served with …

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Barone Pizzini wine tasting

A night of wine and food celebrating Barone Pizzini and Italian wines

IT’S always lovely to meet Real People behind wines.  I was lucky enough to “break bread” with Silvano Brescianini, the CEO of Barone Pizzini, from the heart of Franciacorta, Italy, and enjoy  his wines with a lovely bunch of people at Liverpool’s Bretta & Co shop and bistro just off Bold Street. Now I love franciacorta sparkling …

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National Yorkshire Pudding Day wine

Wine Press: Roast beef, wine and National Yorkshire Pudding Day

Who would have thought there is a day devoted to the humble yet wondrous Yorkshire Pudding. I love a Yorkshire pud, even better, I love its traditional accompaniment of beef. So when someone told me that tomorrow, Sunday, is The Day to celebrate Yorkshire puddings (always the first Sunday in February apparently) it seemed a …

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National Burger Day red wines

Wine Press: National Burger Day and red wines to disguise disasters

I MADE burgers the other day. I needed burgers for the barbie. There weren’t any in the shops. I could have flattened meatballs, but I felt sorry for them, sitting there pert and plump and perfect and expectant. I would have felt like I’d squashed a fly. So I made some. Perfect timing too, as this coming Wednesday, t’internet tells me, is National Burger Day. (Not for the …

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