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Cullen skink (smoked haddock and leek chowder): If you’re looking for something to eat for Burns night that isn’t haggis how about a warming bowl of deliciously creamy cullen skink - the Scots answer to chowder?
Jan 22 Read more
Sea Containers at Mondrian: much more fun than it sounds: I may have been handicapped by knowing the building previously as an office block but even the name Sea Containers at Mondrian has a corporate ring that makes the heart sink.
Jan 17 Read more
The best food matches for Semillon and Semillon-Sauvignon blends: One of the world’s most underrated grapes yet capable of making some of its most delicious dry whites, Sémillon isn’t on the radar for many. So if you get hold of a bottle what should you pair with it?
Jan 25 Read more
Le Chiassaie 2013 vino spumante: You have to feel sympathy for Italian sparkling wine producers who don’t happen to make prosecco (except possibly those from Franciacorta who manage to charge much the same as champagne).
Jan 18 Read more
Award-winning whiskies to drink on Burns Night: If you're planning a Burns Night supper this weekend you may be wondering which whisky to pair with it. Born and bred Scot, Ewan Lacey, general manager of the International Wine & Spirit Competition has some answers.
Jan 20 Read more
Which beers are best for Burns’ Night?: Although we naturally think of drinking whisky on Burns’ Night, beer is just as appropriate a pairing, especially for haggis. And with Scottish beers like Brewdog and Innis & Gunn in wide distribution it’s not too hard to find a homegrown one.
Jan 22 Read more