Food Pairings

Pairing Expensive Sparkling Wines with Fast Food!

When it comes to culinary experiences, the juxtaposition of high-end luxury and everyday comfort can create a surprising and delightful harmony. Enter the world of pairing top notch sparkling wines with fast food, where the effervescence and acidity of the wine elevate the humble flavors of our favourite quick bites. Here are some unexpected yet…

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Top 10 Cheeses for Christmas 2023

The Estate Deli & Cellar Door at Squerryes Vineyard in Westerham, Kent has an amazing selection of sweet and savoury delights along with a fabulous selection of cheese, meats, wines and gifts just perfect for Christmas. ‘The Deli & Cellar Door is open from Wednesday this week, including until 1pm on Christmas Eve, despite local…

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Interview With A Chef – Terrence Ofori-Darko

Let’s delve into the world of pairing sparkling wine with food, an art practiced by Restaurants, Wineries and passionate Sparkling Wine lovers around the world, in this feature, we speak with a fantastic Chef from Germany by the name of Terrence Ofori-Darko, skilled in the art of creating dishes and pairing them with Champagnes and…

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Cline Nancy’s Cuvée – With Tuna Soufflé

As you enter Sonoma county from the south on California 121, one of the first wineries you encounter is Cline Cellars, and there could hardly be a better introduction to the Carneros AVA. Even as a young teenager, Fred Cline learned to make wine from his grandfather, Valeriano Jacuzzi (yes, he of the hydrotherapy tub, as…

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Movie Night – Bubbly Edition

It’s Movie Night and whether you’re doing it with friends, a boyfriend or girlfriend, or your beloved family, it’s time to do it right, so pop open a bottle of Prosecco and lay out a gorgeous, scrumptious, and scrumdiddlyumptious display of chocolate treats, brownies, cookies, some dipping pots of melted chocolate, with marshmallows, shortbread, smarties…

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BLT and English Fizz

The BLT, a bacon, lettuce, and tomato sandwich Little evidence for the BLT sandwich exists prior to 1900, the story begins with some added ingredients, it was in the 1903 Good Housekeeping Everyday Cook Book, that a recipe for a club sandwich included bacon, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise and a slice of turkey sandwiched between two…

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Champagne With Pad Thai From SimplyCook

Cooking can be a great form of art, it can be a way to display passion or release stress, it’s a joy to those with a creative mind, those who are willing to experiment and try. If you’re wishing to go beyond the everyday meals of pizza, burgers and fish fingers, the simple (delicious) foods…

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Sweet Sparkling Wine With Panettone

For Panettone lovers, a wonderful pairing that enhances the sweet tooth and displays a richer expression of freshly baked Panettone. The Sparkling Wine – Familia Schroeder Heinz Theodor Schroeder settled down in Patagonia in 1927 and began working in the wine industry, their winery and vineyards are located in San Patricio del Chañar, Patagonia at…

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Croatian Cuisine with Sparkling Wine

With a phenomenal Mediterranean coastline, Croatia has a long history of utilizing seafood in Cuisine, and we’re going to be enjoying something they would have and still do enjoy in plentiful amounts, the Mussel, pairing it with one of Croatia’s own Sparkling Wine producers, who have created the Josipović Time label. The Mussel, found within…

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