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Try a Spanish Barbecue this Summer!

There are so many reasons to have a Spanish barbecue. The main one is that Spanish weather beats every other kind of weather in the whole of the rest of Europe. Of course unfortunately, Spanish sunshine isn’t available in the shops. Yet all the other components of a great Spanish barbecue are - like the delicious meat based dishes, not to mention the amazing wine which is also a product of all that Spanish sunshine. That means you really can have a delicious barbecue after all. Even if you have to move it inside halfway through due to Mach 3 gales. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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What to Serve with Paté When the Queen Visits

We’ve all been there. You’ve just pulled the paté out of the fridge when there’s a knock on the front door, and who is it but Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II. Apparently her carriage has broken down outside. Now you’re going to have to figure out what to serve with paté whilst obeying the utmost standards of etiquette. Luckily, you boned up on fine dining before she dropped by, so this will be a sinch... (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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The Right Bottle Makes or Breaks a Creamy White Wine Sauce

A creamy white wine sauce made from scratch is a beautiful thing. It beats the pants off the shop bought stuff, and goes with poultry, pasta and even ham dishes. A common ingredient is wine. The joy of adding it in is that you can drink a glass as you cook, and drink it with the meal. So at several points, the wine needs to match what you’re cooking. It makes the difference between a so-so sauce and an outstanding one. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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Wine pairing: What goes well with fish cakes?

You’re buying wine for dinner tonight and you ask yourself, “What goes well with fish cakes?” Don’t worry. Whether it’s hot Thai fish cakes or plain old cod cakes, we’ve got you covered. Food and wine pairing is part art and part science. What goes well with fish cakes for you may not be a great match to somebody else. We’ve all got our own preferences and tastes, and that extends to how we pair our wine and food. Some people swear by tried-and-tested traditions, others prefer to experiment and try new things. Whatever your approach, it is clear that serving wine and food together can change how we perceive either or both. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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The 3 best foods to pair with Dom Pérignon 2006

Dom Pérignon 2006. The very words are enough to send tingles down the spine of any sparkling wine lover. Legendary Champagne label Dom Pérignon is one of the ultimate status symbols, a favourite of the rich and famous throughout the world. It’s easy to forget, then, that behind the label and the fanfare is a top quality sparkling wine. Let’s throw away the luxury image for a moment and consider Dom Pérignon 2006 as a wine. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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The ultimate red wine gravy recipe

Whether it’s a Christmas dinner, a Sunday lunch or a midweek roast, some meals are simply incomplete without a red wine gravy. Thick, smooth and full in flavour, there’s nothing quite like a good gravy. Of course, not all gravy recipes call for red wine - but we’re serious wine lovers, so ours does! Read on for the best red wine gravy recipe you’ll ever try! First things first, though... (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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What to Eat with Quiche When You Want to Stay Slim

Quiche - that delicious flabby flan. It tastes so good, but you know what they say - a minute on the lips, a lifetime on the hips. Happily, there is a way to make this delicious dish less threatening to your waistline. Eat less of it. At the same time, have more vegetables to fill you up so you won’t crave those egg based calories. But eating healthily needn’t be a grind, as wine makes vegetables exciting by enhancing their flavours. So let alcohol guide you like a kind, devious friend through our guide to what to eat with quiche when you want to stay slim. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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The Shocking Truth About Champagne and Caviar

Aren’t food snobs funny? If you tell them fish eggs, of all things, are the height of sophistication, and so-so wine from a cold region is a sign of good taste, they’ll fork our bundles of cash for the stuff. Thankfully, the rest of us don’t have to slavishly follow their silly example. Europe has nicer wine and better hors d'oeuvres to offer, and the only thing that Champagne and caviar have going for them is that people have forgotten their humble origins. (more…)

By INVINIC, ago
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What Goes with Lasagne if You Love Spanish Wine

Ah lasagne - that go to, feel good food. If ever there was a dinner that you could relax with over a glass of wine, it would be this. But what if you’re not particularly fond of Italian wine? What if you’d much prefer a robust Spanish red instead? Clearly you have good taste, but to know what goes with lasagne, we have to work out which Spanish grapes might taste great with this most Italian of dishes? (more…)

By INVINIC, ago

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