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.