About Matching Food & Wine
As someone who came to wine via my passionate interest in cooking and eating out I’ve always thought of wine in the context of food rather than in terms of scores and this site is all about how to enjoy your wine - and other drinks - more.
Of course the main purpose is to help you find a match - or several possible pairings - for a dish or meal you’re planning to make or a wine or beer you want to show off so hit the Find a Match section for that.
If you’re simply casting around for inspiration browse through the Match of the Week and Top Pairings sections which should throw up plenty of new ideas. Or dig into From the Archives for more general features on food and wine pairing and other subjects of interest to food and wine lovers.
In the Entertaining section you’ll find seasonal menus and ideas for special occasions such as Chinese New Year, Easter and Christmas while if you’re after a new recipe to refresh your repertoire try - obviously enough - Recipes.
I’m also lucky to get to travel and eat out a fair bit so you’ll find the fruits of that … er, research ... in Reviews. It's mainly focused on the London restaurant scene and a few hotels and restaurants elsewhere (the Restaurants and Travel categories respectively).
If you're new to wine and have questions to ask you may find the new Wine Basicssection helpful. And you'll find my latest wine and other drink of the week recommendations under Best Buys.
If you’re a member of the wine trade or hospitality business there’s a special section for you called Wine Pros which contains slightly geekier stuff about wine dinners, clever pairings and the other things your competitors may be getting up to. Obviously you don’t have to actually be employed in the industry to read this - it’s for keen amateurs too!Finally if there's something you think is missing on the site, a particular subject you'd like me to cover or you'd like to advertise with us or offer our subscribers lovely prizes just get in touch via the contact page.