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Food and Wine Matching in the Loire

There was quite a buzz in our household a few weeks ago when I was invited by Vins de Loire to match two of their wines with foods of my choice from around the world. We have  been fans of … Continue reading

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A weekend in Stockholm: ABBA The Museum

For the first time in four years, I have written a blog post with no mention of food nor wine, but if you’re an Abba fan you might enjoy it anyway.  We’re just back from Stockholm and here are the … Continue reading

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Wild About Pesto

Seldom a week passes without my mini magimix being called upon to whizz up a batch of pesto and at this time of year with so many herbs sprouting in the garden, I’m making loads of it and loving the … Continue reading

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More tales from Emilia Romagna: Pignoletto

The Colli Bolognese winemaking area to the south west of Bologna is home to the Pignoletto grape, an indigenous variety which gives crisp, dry whites in both still and sparkling styles.  Little known outside Emilia Romagna, these wines were the … Continue reading

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A wine tour in Emilia Romagna

Last week I was in Italy, near Bologna, to tour some vineyards with Sarah, an old schoolfriend who lives in the area.  I was keen to taste some wines typical of the Emilia Romagna region and Sarah planned a varied … Continue reading

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Does this Thai go with my Chablis?

A couple of weeks ago, I received an invitation to take part in a blogger challenge to match Chablis wine with takeaway food, an opportunity I was excited to accept despite living in a takeaway desert in the wilds of … Continue reading

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The five AOP cheeses of the Auvergne

We recently spent a week in the Auvergne ski station of Super-Besse where the sun shone, the slopes glistened and a glass of vin chaud was a welcome pick-me-up after long and exilharating days on the mountain.  I had done … Continue reading

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