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14
Feb
The first rule of food and wine matching is: do you like it? There’s a world of nonsense surrounding this topic, just as there are some hard facts to help you make the best choices and get extra enjoyment for free whether you’re at home or in a restaurant. But the most important thing to understand is that your palate behaves uniquely.
17
Jan
Dry January? You might as well be speaking Martian. Don't get me wrong, I'm all in favour of maintaining a healthy regime but in the most grisly month of the year, why on earth would we strip away the simple comfort of a glass of vino while relaxing in the evening after work? Rather than abstain totally for one month, how about sipping less often but selecting superb bottles of wine throughout the year? You won't be spending any more but you'll be reveling in sheer deliciousness and trimming the intake admirably.
22
Dec
Hipflasks are portable generators, packed with flavour and a dynamo of warming liquor to sip when the weather starts to bite. Fortified wines are a tremendous source to fill up from and are among the most generously flavoured and glowing sips in the entire canon of vinography… which incidentally is a word that I have never used before and was inspired entirely by the bronze glass of tawny port winking at me from across the table.
28
Nov
by Guest Writer
While many were nursing their roast dinner over indulgences and watching Downton Abbey, on Sunday 3rd November, Hotel du Vin Birmingham hosted the wonderfully charismatic Olly Smith for the first in a series of wine pairing dinners. Guests tucked into five sumptuous courses with perfectly matched wines with each course, chosen by Olly from the hotel’s own wine list.
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