Tag: wine and food

  1. Autumn wines to savour

    Autumn wines to savour As summer gradually drifts into autumn and leaves start to turn from green into a dazzling array of reds, oranges and golds, we tend to crave more textural, weightier wines with a little more spice.  Rather than reaching for a light, thirst-quenching white or rosé that was just the ticket on a hot summer’s day, autumn is a great time to Read more...
  2. The Many Faces of Chardonnay

    The Many Faces of Chardonnay I have lost count of the number of times that someone has told me that they dislike Chardonnay but love Chablis - or sometimes, the reverse.  However, in order for a wine to use the designation of Chablis on its label, it must be made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.  So how can it be that someone who professes to adore Chablis be so opposed Read more...
  3. Indulgent French Wines to Impress your Valentine

    Indulgent French Wines to Impress your Valentine St. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner but this year we won’t be able to indulge our loved ones with an intimate meal at our favourite restaurant or an impromptu European city break.  Instead, we will need to find other ways to make the 14th February extra special, in the comfort of our own homes.  So, as France has the Read more...
  4. Malbec: Catapulted from Humble French Roots to Global Super-Stardom

    Malbec: Catapulted from Humble French Roots to Global Super-Stardom If you ask people to name a wine from Argentina, their initial response is usually “Malbec” and with good reason.  In the past few decades, the country’s most widely planted red grape variety has become as synonymous with Argentina as tango and gauchos.  Currently, Argentina accounts for around 75% of Malbec production and interest Read more...
  5. A Tour of Bordeaux

    A Tour of Bordeaux French wine labels are notoriously difficult for budding wine enthusiasts to understand.  Unlike their new world counterparts which state the wine’s predominant grape varieties on the label, the French traditionally specify the area where the wine was produced and make the assumption that wine buyers know which grape varieties are used in Read more...
  6. Slurp x Novikov: Wine and Food Pairing Collaboration

    Slurp x Novikov: Wine and Food Pairing Collaboration As the lockdown eases we want to celebrate the fact that some of our favourite restaurants in the UK are beginning to open. The wine and food pairing has been done by the intrepid Peter Horton via the Instagram page @catererchronicles. Peter has many years of wine buying and restaurant experience and is well placed to match these excellent Read more...

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