Tag Archives: food

Tasting Georgia – book review

This is Carla Capalbo’s Tasting Georgia – A food and wine journey in the Caucasus, hardback, £30. It is published by Pallas Athene, and will be available from 6th June. So in the sense that this book has not been published yet, … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Q&A – Food matches for Madeira

I received Madeira wines : 1) Tinta negra de madeira “Natal” 1946 by artur de barros e sousa and 2) special madeira 1988 by cossart gordon and 3) malmsey madeira 1994 by cossart gordon. Can you tell me with what kind of food I can drink them, please ? Continue reading

Posted in Q&A | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Gourmet Diet

I thought of calling it the Eat What You Want Diet, but I that name might be misleading even if it is in a sense correct.  You can very much8 eat what you like, but possibly not as much as … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged | Leave a comment

Supper clubs and the wine geek

Whether you are a wine geek or not, if you love good food, and the company of others who love good food, I would suggest you seek out a local supper club.  If you are not sure where to start … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Azienda Agricola COS

We have just returned from a week staying at Locanda COS – accommodation at the Sicilian wine producer Azienda Agricola COS.  You might already know that I am a bit of a fan of COS wines (see here and here for example), … Continue reading

Posted in General, My tasting notes | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Modest Burgundies in Burgundy

Returned from the ACE Cultural Tours Mediaeval Burgundy a few weeks ago.  So not so much focus on wine, and a lot of churches and abbeys.  I would highly recommend the tour if you are into that sort of thing. ACE … Continue reading

Posted in General, My tasting notes | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Articles I would like to have written

I don’t agree with everything Elliott Morss says in these articles, and some of the perspectives are US-centric, but you might notice that he writes on many of the themes that engage me too. Not light reading – take them … Continue reading

Posted in General, Tasting and taste | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Steak, wine and astringency reduction

As a rule, I am pretty laid back about matching wines with food.  I am normally happy to go with the conventional wisdom in the company I am keeping.  Not because I think that always results in the best matches, but … Continue reading

Posted in Tasting and taste | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Spring in Majorca – but only one week

Once again I decided there are more beautiful things in life than wine bottles to show pictures of, so here is the Gran Hotel in Palma, designed by Domènech i Montaner who was also responsible for Modernista buildings in Barcelona. … Continue reading

Posted in General, My tasting notes | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Why wine tastes the way it does

Environment Lots of anecdotal evidence for this one.  Supposedly explains, for example, why rosé wines taste better when you are drinking them on holiday in southern France. Ambient light There is experimental evidence that the colour of ambient light affects taste. … Continue reading

Posted in Tasting and taste | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments