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  • It is really important to get to know your butcher, however it's also crucial to cultivate a special relationship with your local independent wine merchant.

  • Like many of us, Calloway Crossing cabernet shiraz was confused about its place in the world.

  • CHICKEN is one of the easiest foods to match to wine, as almost anything goes.

  • 101 Gins to Try Before You Die, the book I mentioned last week, has given me an idea.

  • HAVE you ever been in the situation in a restaurant with a group of colleagues, the sour dough bread rolls have just been passed around, and you get handed the wine list with the task of picking for everyone?

  • Much as I love salmon, I've always had a stronger affinity for trout.

  • "We're in the middle of a new gin craze," claims Ian Buxton, the author of a new book due out in August, 101 Gins to Try Before You Die.