Posts Tagged Food and wine matching


Koshu Can Match White With Lamb


I won’t beat about the bush. There’s a lot of crap spoken about food and wine matching.

On the one hand, there are people who stick doggedly to rules. No red wine with fish. No white wine with beef. Ever. No matter what cut, or how it’s served.

In turn, this causes the polar opposite. Drink what you want, all food and wine matching is rubbish.

I’m not going to argue with the drink what you want bit. Why drink something you don’t like?

But if you believe all food and wine matching is nonsense, please do tell me how fabulous you think a glass of  young, tannic Médoc is with a piece of salty Roquefort.

The truth, of course, lies somewhere in the middle. (more…)

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Wine And Food Matching Aussie-Style


Take one Australian winemaker. Add a generous splash of celebrity chef (and fellow Aussie). Mix together. And what do you get?

The Neil McGuigan and John Torode Recipe Collection, a new food and wine matching venture that caters to people’s personal tastes rather than gives prescriptive choices.

“Both John and I believe there is a lack of confidence in many consumers. They’re too afraid they’re going to make a mistake,” Neil tells us at a press event in London. “We’ve taken the snob factor out.”

Their solution is for John to come up with 50 recipes and Neil to match three wines to every one of those dishes. Why three? Because nobody’s palate is the same. (more…)

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