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Tasting & Matching: New Zealand Pinot Noir

01-09-2013 | Category: Tastings Matching Red only New Zealand News

In recent years The Kiwis have been doing some great things with Burgundy’s red grape, managing to achieve distinct regionality and food-friendliness, not to mention some decidedly Burgundian price points. Clinton Cawood headed south – to London’s Olympia – with 50 Pinot Noirs and an eager panel of sommeliers

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Steak and Identity

01-03-2011 | Category: Argentina Matching Red only Venues

Themed food-and-wine evenings can be a great way to sell Argentinian wine... and pack out your venue at the same time. Chris Losh talks to five places about what they did and why it worked

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Rieslings to be cheerful: Sommeliers need to counter the idea that all Rieslings are sweet

11-01-2010 | Category: Germany Matching Opinions White only

It’s tough to get past consumer prejudice and sell Riesling, especially from Europe. But it can be done. Really… Margaret Rand talks to some top sommeliers to find out how

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Pink Rock: The best, and most varied, rose wines come from Provence

07-01-2010 | Category: France Matching Opinions Rosé only

Many pink wines are more akin to dental mouthwash than wine. If it’s a bit of the gen-u-wine food-friendly rosé you’re after, guv’nor, you want to be lookin’ at this Provence stuff, says Giles Fallowfield

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More than a Malbec: Matching Argentine wines with food

21-12-2009 | Category: Argentina Tastings Matching White only Chardonnay Malbec Viognier

There’s more to dining out in Argentina than rare steak and big reds. Our sommeliers pick out some of the food and wine matches that caught the imagination on their recent trip

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Matching Malbec: The argentine red pairs with more than just beef

17-12-2009 | Category: Argentina Matching Red only Malbec

There’s more to Malbec’s food matching potential than just steak…

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Pasta masters: Matching pasta and Chianti

17-12-2009 | Category: Italy Tastings Matching Red only

Which style of Chianti is best with food, those with international grapes, or those that are 100% Italian? Chris Losh joins a team of tasters to put Italy’s best-known to the test

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The tao of Zin: Getting to the bottom of the Zinfandel enigma

17-12-2009 | Category: USA Tastings Matching Red only White only Zinfandel

Bold, spicy and all-American? Or over-alcoholic, overblown and over here? Louis Villard enlists the help of a team of sommeliers, and takes advice from San Franciscans, to get to the bottom of the Zinfandel enigma

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Matches made in heaven: Argentine food and wine matches

17-12-2009 | Category: Argentina Matching Red only White only Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Malbec Viognier

Our four sommeliers select the food and wine matches from their trip that really set the Argentine heather alight. David Williams reports

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Wine Matching Masterclass, Part II: How to match wine and meat

17-12-2009 | Category: Germany Burgundy Rhone Argentina Chile Matching Red only White only Sparkling New Zealand

In the second of our three-part series on the basics of food and wine-matching, Hakkasan’s wine buyer Christine Parkinson tells us how to go about pairing wines with meat

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Curry and Carmenere: Has Indian food finally met its match?

17-12-2009 | Category: Tastings Matching Red only Carmenere

With its powerful flavours and love of chilli, Indian food is about the hardest to match with wine. But could Carmenère be your ‘one size fits all’ solution? Chris Losh joins a team of tasters to find out

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Wine Matching Masterclass, Part I: How to match wine and fish

17-12-2009 | Category: Matching White only

In the first of our new three-part series on the basics of food and wine matching, Hakkasan’s Christine Parkinson tells you everything you need to know about wines to pair with fish

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