Some of the more unusually created dishes with full on notes of (say) chocolate, game birds, globe artichokes avocado pear, carob and maybe even brassica often inadvertently might become the enemy of wine !
Wine expert Stephen Barrett recently had the opportunity to taste some illustrious wines from two lesser knows regions in Piedmont, against the great Chianti’s. Here’s his account and some tasting notes too!
If you have ever eaten in a posh restaurant and felt scared of the Sommelier - the wine waiter - then watch this interview with the Sommelier from the Hotel du Vin in Exeter. He is the opposite of scary and has some excellent advice.
South West Wine Educator and Writer Stephen Barrett takes us round the recent Cornwall Wine Fair and gives us a few tips as to how to get the best out of shows like this one. Hundreds of wines to try.....what to do?
Confused at wine labels? All those words and places? Just go for the prettiest? You might be missing out. Our Editor, Christopher Slade, gives a first glimpse at what we can learn from French wine labels.