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Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and wine writer, one of the UK’s leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for The Guardian and the author of 23 books on food, wine and beer.

She has been a regular contributor to many other national newspapers with weekly columns for The Times and the Daily Mail and to leading food, drink and lifestyle magazines including BBC Good Food, Country Living and Good Housekeeping. In 2002 she was voted Food Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers and was recently shortlisted as the International Wine and Spirit Competition Communicator of the year.

She is currently a contributing editor to the wine magazine Decanter and wine writer for Four magazine.

Her books include Fiona Beckett's Cheese Course (2009), Food, Wine & Friends and An Appetite for Ale (2007), Cooking with Wine (2005), How to Match Food and Wine (2002) and Eating and Drinking: an A-Z of Great Food & Drink Combinations (2000). She also gives classes and workshops on food and wine pairing.

You can follow her on Twitter @winematcher and @food_writer.


Lucy bridgersRegular contributor Lucy Bridgers has worked in the wine trade since graduating in 1991. Her career began at Oddbins, moving on to book publishing where, along with other titles, she edited Hugh Johnson’s Pocket Wine Book and worked on The World Atlas of Wine.

Since then Lucy has handled public relations for wine producers, Torres and Leeuwin and is now a freelance food and drink editor, writer, consultant and wine judge. She is an enthusiastic blogger, passionate cook and unabashed Francophile. Lucy and her family are based in London and regularly spend time in France. You can follow her on Twitter @lucybridgers












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