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    Not Hungary at all ...

    Perhaps Tam should enter this exciting Hungarian wine writing competition... At ten o’clock in the morning, sunlight pouring in from tall windows…

    6 Jun 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Don't just say cheese with red wine

    17 May 2018 In view of Tam's article about matching cheese and wine yesterday, we have rescued this account of a related exercise from our archives…

    17 May 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    When five cheeses met five wines

    For the back story of how Tam fell upon this restaurant, see When Tam met Harry and Meghan. Together with Alexandre Guarneri, cheesemonger and…

    16 May 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Coriander – stink bugs and soap

    My second-eldest sister and my aunt loathe the leafy herb called coriander (or cilantro). The sister says it tastes like stink bugs and the aunt,…

    3 Apr 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    What to serve your friends

    A shorter version of this article is published by the Financial Times. ‘Wine, food and words’ are listed as my recreations in Who’s Who, so it’s…

    24 Mar 2018 Jancis Robinson
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    Austria with an Indian accent

    Wine with spice is the proverbial Gordian knot when it comes to food and wine matching. The most adversarial aspect of the knot is chilli – or, more…

    7 Mar 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Right time, right place

    When the level of farm mud on and in our car gets to a point at which it might rival our neighbour’s tractor, we haul it off for an inside-out valet…

    26 Feb 2018 Tamlyn Currin
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    Book reviews 2017 – food (and wine)

    Flavour and taste provoke, challenge, unite and divide. Five authors meet us across the table here, two to get us eating, one to get us cooking, and…

    22 Dec 2017 Tamlyn Currin
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    Food-friendly Riesling doesn’t have to be dry

    Despite the VDP's best efforts to continue improving the (private) classification of its members’ vineyards, they will never be able to convince…

    21 Nov 2017 Michael Schmidt
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    WWC 43 – Jen Causton

    Number 43 in our series of published wine writing competition entries comes from Jen Causton. I am a 38-year-old female, married with two young…

    21 Mar 2017 Guest contributor
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    Sherry, steak and why I love somms

    Nacho (short for Ignacio) Campus seen here is a Mexican sommelier and ex IT professional in charge of the wine list – or at least that part of it…

    10 Aug 2015 Julia Harding MW
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    Recuperating Txakoli

    See also Gorka Izagirre 2012 Bizkaika Txakolina, last Friday's wine of the week.Just outside Bilbao, the Gorka Izagirre 'project', and it has to be…

    26 Nov 2013 Julia Harding MW
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    Putting wine in context

    Once upon a time, there was a wine magazine called Winemagazine. If you don't remember it, and/or don't live in the UK where it was published, you…

    2 Oct 2013 Alex Hunt MW
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    A wine marathon at Can Roca

    Nick and I were lucky enough recently to get a table at El Celler de Can Roca, the family-run restaurant in the Girona suburbs that we've been…

    27 Aug 2013 Jancis Robinson
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    Matching wine and chocolate

    This is a longer version of an article also published in the Financial Times. Over Easter your household may harbour rather more chocolate than…

    30 Mar 2013 Jancis Robinson