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Matching wine and charcuterie - an experiment

Matching wine and charcuterie - an experiment

About the most daunting audience that anyone could face is a group of wine writers, especially if a number of those happen to specialise in food and wine matching so it was with some trepidation that I agreed to lead a tasting on wine and charcuterie in London on Monday night on the eve of the London International Wine Fair.

Some great new ideas for pairing madeira

Some great new ideas for pairing madeira

Lucy Bridgers discovers some stunning matches with madeira and gets some inspiration for Christmas entertaining.

Toasted hay tart with coffee and walnuts with 1981 madeira

Toasted hay tart with coffee and walnuts with 1981 madeira

Toasted hay tart might not sound particularly appealing but you’ll have to trust me, it was delicious! It was the spectacular finale to a meal to celebrate 36 years of the iconic Bristol restaurant Bell’s Diner at the Eat, Drink Bristol Fashion festival in Bristol last week. The current chef Chris Wicks who cooked the meal has been in place for the last 12 or so.

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