Pairings | Competitions
I’ve always been a bit of a cheese fiend so it’s great to collaborate this month with one of my favourite cheeses Reblochon, a French cheese that’s used to make the wickedly decadent après-ski dish tartiflette. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
To celebrate our relaunch we have a fabulous prize draw of a six bottle case of Louis Roederer Premier Brut*, a sumptuously full-bodied champagne that is particularly delicious with food** THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY - THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE SOON!
As you know we’re always on the lookout for great competition prizes, the guiding principle being to offer prizes we’d like to win ourselves.That led us to this original and delicious honey hamper from the fabulous Fortnum & Mason. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ve detected that our subscribers are rather keen on champagne (funny, that … ) so we’ve wangled another amazing prize for you - a case of six bottles from Champagne Deutz*. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
I know you all LOVE prosecco so I thought it was time to offer a case from one of the region’s best producers, Nino Franco, which is imported by my good pal Tim of Sommelier’s Choice. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
After several months (feels like years!) of work we’re finally relaunching the website this week with a smart new look and what better way to celebrate than a bottle of bubbly? Not champagne, you may be surprised to hear, but one of my favourite English sparkling wines, Hambledon Classic Cuvée Rosé from Hampshire.
It’s summer, it’s hot so what could be better than a refreshing bottle of German riesling and some beautiful glasses to drink it in? Well we have both for you thanks to Wines of Germany and top glass producer Riedel. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
Given that it’s Valentine’s Day this weekend what better prize to offer than a case of Champagne Billecart-Salmon’s gorgeous brut rosé, a champagne that appears on many of the world’s best wine lists. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
We have a really incredible prize this month: a case of some of the champagne region’s very best cuvées which I chose from 50 that were recently shown at a spectacular tasting put on by Bristol wine merchants Davis Bell McCraith to celebrate their 5th anniversary. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
As it’s Christmas we thought you’d spoil you with an amazing case of champagne from one of the region’s top producers, Louis Roederer. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
We all need a bit of cheering up after Christmas and what better than a case of Provence rosé and some delicious goodies from the region to enjoy with it? THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The answer most people would give to the question ‘should you use wine to make cocktails?’ is ‘Why ever not?” Yet there is a general feeling, of which I must confess I’m occasionally guilty, that it’s a waste of a wine that may be perfectly well balanced in itself.
Although the site’s name is Matching Food & Wine we also think beer’s a fantastic drink with food so we thought we’d twist the arm of two of the breweries we admire to offer you a couple of cases. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY - THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE SOON!
If you’ve always wanted to explore the fascinating world of white burgundy but never quite had the budget to do so enter our latest prize draw. Top London wine merchant Berry Bros & Rudd has offered us a fabulous mixed case worth £272.10. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY - THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE SOON!
If you’re a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc fan you’re going to love this month’s prize - a 12 bottle case of the 2012 vintage of Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc worth over £200 at UK retail prices. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY - THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE SOON!
There are pay-offs to being the close relative of a restaurateur and this month’s prize was easy to snag. A £150 voucher to spend at my son Will Beckett and Huw Gott’s splendid steak and cocktail emporium Hawksmoor, the best steak restaurant in London (not that I’m biased or anything.) THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED BUT DON'T WORRY - THERE'LL BE ANOTHER ONE SOON!
When I walked through the door of Turner & George the other day I knew I’d found the perfect prize for the run-up to Christmas: a bumper box of aged beef and all the other bits and pieces you need for your Christmas entertaining. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
When we took our recent road trip round Hampshire and Sussex recently (which you can read about here) I finally got to stay at the stylish Pig in Brockenhurst, a marvellous ‘restaurant with rooms’ as the owner Robin Hutson put it. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Win a Weber barbecue ‘bundle’: a Smokey Joe portable charcoal barbecue, chimney starter and briquettes.
As it’s high summer we thought you might be in the mood for a beach barbecue so we persuaded top BBQ company Weber to offer two of their barbecue ‘bundles’: a snazzy green premium Smoky Joe portable charcoal barbecue, a chimney starter, a set of briquettes and some lighter cubes. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ve got a fantastic prize for wine-lovers this month to introduce you to some of the incredibly exciting wines that are now coming out of California. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ve got another great prize draw this month - a six month membership of the Roberson Wine Club which includes 3 six bottle cases worth £99 each - just a whisker short of £300 worth of wine! THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED.
With Chocolate Week coming up this month (as if we needed an excuse to eat more chocolate ...) we’ve got a great prize for you courtesy of Taylor’s Port and Green & Black’s: TWO hampers to be won by two of our lucky readers. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Since I visited The Beaumont a few weeks ago and was shown round its fabulous rooms I’ve been thinking an overnight stay would make an amazing prize for our newsletter subscribers. So I asked them and they said yes! THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Despite the rival attractions of Bordeaux and Tuscany not to mention shiraz and up-and-coming malbec, Rioja seems to hold a special place in the hearts of us Brits. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you’re feeling as though winter will never end (me too!) we’ve got a brilliant prize to cheer you up this month: a two night stay at the luxurious Stoke Park hotel country club, spa and hotel in Buckinghamshire worth well over £500. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We know you lot like a bit of pampering so we’ve persuaded the lovely people at Ragdale Hall to offer a fabulous spa break for two worth £476 at their award-winning Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in Leicestershire. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Whether or not you’re a baking genius we’ve got the perfect prize for you - a glorious buttercup-yellow Kenwood kMix Stand Mixer which will add a year-round splash of summer to your kitchen. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
To celebrate Sherry Week next month and the publication of my new e-book we’ve got a great prize for all you Spanish food and wine lovers: a case of 12 different sherries and a hamper from Spanish food importer Ultracomida. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
I can’t tell you how gutted I am that competition promoters can’t enter their own draws because this is an insanely good prize. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
There was such a lot of interest in last month’s gin competition that we’ve managed to persuade our friends at the International Wine and Spirit Competition to offer an even better prize this month: a dozen bottles of champagnes that have won at least a silver medal in the demanding judging process.
Now that we’re officially into spring - not that you'd know it from the outside temperature - it’s time to start thinking of picnics. So we persuaded the northern Spanish wine producing region of Navarra to put together a bumper hamper of delicious Navarran goodies plus a case of top wines from the region for one of you to enjoy once the weather warms up in May. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED
If you’re a fan of Hawksmoor - as, being co-founder Will Beckett's mum I’m pretty well bound to be - you may have come across the steak wine Rosso Braida they blend in Piedmont with their supplier Sommelier’s Choice. (You can see them devoting themselves to this arduous task in this YouTube video) THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
I’m particularly excited about this month’s prize which features one of my favourite drinks, sherry, in celebration of the first ever World Sherry Day on May 26th. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
Our prize this month couldn't be better for our lucky winner - a whole box of lamb joints to enjoy over the Easter break.
To celebrate summer we have the perfect case of wine and hamper to enjoy over what we hope will be the sunny days ahead. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you’re into barbecuing you may already have heard of the Big Green Egg, a brilliant multi-purpose outdoor cooker and barbecue which is regarded as one of the best in the business. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you’ve always fancied one of those glorious Fortnum & Mason wicker hampers you could be in luck! We have a particularly lavish one to offer matchingfoodandwine.com subscribers this month. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
The most popular prize we’ve had over the last six months was not booze-related you’ll be amazed to hear but a box of beef from top Islington butchers Turner & George. So we’ve persuaded them to come up with an equally luscious lamb box. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
If you didn’t manage to get away for a romantic break this weekend here’s your chance to remedy that with a two night stay at the fabulous Scarlet hotel off the north Cornwall coast. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
There’s been a huge growth in interest in gin over the last few years so this month’s prize of six ‘Silver Outstanding’ medal-winning gins from the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) is a great chance to compare and contrast different styles and hone your cocktail-making skills
We’ve got a really fantastic prize for whisky-lovers this month: four award-winning malts which all won gold medals in the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC). Together they’re worth over £250! THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
November is typically a time you spend stressing about what to buy for friends and family so we thought you might like a prize that any winelover would covet, all for yourself. And the lovely London-based wine accessories shop Around Wine came up with the goods. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
In case it’s escaped your notice (hello, chaps!) it’s Valentine’s Day in 2 weeks time so time to start thinking about spoiling your significant other. And what better prize could we offer for this month than a bottle - or three - of bubbly? THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’re really pleased to give you a chance to explore the diversity of Australian wine with a cracking case from our friends at Wine Australia.
Given it’s January and we’re all trying to be a bit healthier (er hem!) I thought it would be great to have a prize that would help you along your way. So I persuaded Nutribullet to offer two of their best-selling juice extractors. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
This month’s prize is a brilliant one for any cook - a set of Netherton Foundry Prospector casseroles. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’ve got a great prize for any winelover this month: a super case of wine from online retailer From Vineyards Direct which, as the name suggests, imports wine directly from the producer. They have a particularly strong range of French wines from which they invited me to take my pick to create a case for one of you lucky people to win. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.
We’re guessing that like practically everyone on the planet at the moment you’re a bit of a gin fan so we’ve got an AMAZING prize for you this month. THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED.