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Go local when matching wine and cheese

For anyone starting out in food and wine matching, one good place to start is identifying what region either comes from and finding a local match.

What is the best food for a hangover?

From a greasy fry-up to a packet of ready salted crisps, Britain is divided. As the weekend approaches you know whether or not you are going to have a sore head the next day or not.

How much to spend on a bottle of wine with friends

An expensive bottle of wine means something different for everybody. Some might say anything over £10 is going all-out, while others might claim that a £500 bottle of Lafite Rothschild is suitable for a special occasion.

Opt for Argentinean wine for a 'genuine' experience

If you are used to drinking Old World wines and are perhaps unfamiliar with New World offerings, then now could be perfect time to dip your toes into Argentinean wine.

British consumers show the love for Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc seems to be the grape of choice among British consumers, becoming one of the best-selling grapes among wine merchants and supermarkets.

What to do when veggies come for dinner

They say you can choose your friends, but choosing them based on their dietary preferences might be little too picky.

Gerard Basset highlights fascination for natural wines

What Food, What Wine? senior judge Gerard Basset has spoken of the current consumer fascination with natural wines, suggesting that it could be a rebellion to more precise wines on the market.

A sparkling gem guaranteed to win her heart this Valentine’s Day

MEN hoping for their just desserts this Valentine’s Day should try serving a sparkling Austalian red with the pudding.

Do men hold it together better at a dinner party than women?

There is enough to think about when hosting a dinner party: what canapés to make; what wine to serve with the main course; what to wear. Now, it seems that men might cope better in a dinner party situation than women.

Are you too scared to crack open an old bottle of wine?

It's time to be brave and dig out the wine you've been saving.