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Aperitivi and wine

The rise of programmes like Come Dine with Me has arguably helped the collective British psyche to understand and appreciate the value of home cooked meals.

It may also have encouraged people away from bars and nightclubs and fostered a sense that a dinner party with friends can be just as much fun as a night on the town.

Because it's all about the food, it certainly moves the emphasis of an evening's entertainment from just drinking, to eating and matching wine to your meal.

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 The What Food What Wine? Splats love talking about food and wine pairing. It's their passion, some might say, their obsession!

Lamb and wine combinations

 Lamb is a common sight on many Brits' tables on a Sunday and is also a favourite during the week as there are many ways to cook this most favoured of red meats.

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 The What Food What Wine? Splats love talking about food and wine pairing. It's their passion, some might say, their obsession!

Cracking with Curry!

Pairing wines with curry dishes is no easy task, and the success largely depends on the heat of the curry and the consistency.  A chicken based dish with a sauce such as Chicken Tikka Masala will be better suited to a rosé wine more than perhaps a lamb dish, which would lend itself more to a slightly chilled red, or a dry chicken dish, where a white would be favoured. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 The What Food What Wine? Splats love talking about food and wine pairing. It's their passion, some might say, their obsession!

What Wine? When?

Life is too short for lots of things. Stuffing a mushroom, for one (Shirley Conran). Too short to be livin' with stress, for another (Dizzee Rascal). Whilst I agree with both Shirley and Dizzee, my own personal favourite, unsurprisingly, is that life's too short to drink bad wine. Obviously, you should drink whatever you are in the mood for, it’s just that by putting a bit of thought into the matching bit, you can improve a meal no end.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 The What Food What Wine? Splats love talking about food and wine pairing. It's their passion, some might say, their obsession!

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