Matching Food & Wine | Top pairings A fuzzylime (cms+) autogenerated channel feed. fuzzylime (cms+) <![CDATA[What wines (and other drinks) pair best with noodles?]]> If you’re wondering what to drink with noodles you need to think about the way and the flavours with which they’re cooked rather than the fact that they’re noodles. (Yes, I know pasta counts as noodles too but I’m thinking more of Asian recipes ]]> Fiona Beckett Mon, 16 Jan 2023 06:39:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Six of the best wine pairings with cassoulet]]> Anyone who has a passing knowledge of cassoulet will know that there are hotly disputed arguments about what constitutes the authentic version. But whichever way you make it it’s a substantial dish. ]]> Fiona Beckett Sun, 15 Jan 2023 08:09:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Pairing wine with vegan food]]> With media interest in vegan food at an unprecedented high you might wonder which wines vegans can drink. Quite a lot as it happens ... ]]> Fiona Beckett Mon, 09 Jan 2023 07:14:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Which wine to drink with a galette des rois?]]> Although Christmas might feel firmly over many people will still be celebrating Twelfth Night this week. In France they mark the occasion with a Galette des Rois - a round cake filled with frangipane (almond paste) and topped with a golden paper crown. ]]> Fiona Beckett Fri, 06 Jan 2023 07:08:00 +0000 <![CDATA[8 great drinks to match with Stilton]]> No Christmas would be complete without a slice of Stilton or its unpasteurised cousin Stitchelton. But what to drink with it? The usual answer is port - and that of course is classic - but here are some other drinks that make great pairings ]]> Fiona Beckett Mon, 02 Jan 2023 07:48:00 +0000 <![CDATA[What to drink with the turkey leftovers]]> The answer to that may well be ‘whatever wine’s left over’ - if there is any, of course - but if you’re looking for a wine that will match specific dishes here are a few ideas: ]]> Fiona Beckett Wed, 28 Dec 2022 07:15:00 +0000 <![CDATA[8 great wine matches for brussels sprouts]]> The idea of doing a post on wine matches with brussels sprouts might strike you as a tad over the top - after all who eats sprouts on their own? (Answer: me. Whenever I get the chance.) ]]> Fiona Beckett Wed, 21 Dec 2022 07:02:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Planning ahead: The best wines to pair with your Christmas dinner ]]> I suspect many of you decide what you’re going to eat for Christmas and buy in wine without connecting the one with the other. From a food pairing point of view ,however, it would obviously be better to plan your drinking around the meals you’ve decided to make. ]]> Fiona Beckett Tue, 13 Dec 2022 06:57:00 +0000 <![CDATA[8 great wine and other matches for Stollen]]> Although stollen is a little bit lighter than the classic British Christmas baking some of the pairings I suggested with mince pies (like sweet sherry and tawny port) will work too . . . ]]> Fiona Beckett Mon, 12 Dec 2022 07:47:00 +0000 <![CDATA[The best food pairings for cabernet franc]]> Cabernet franc can be the most food-friendly of wines, as good with fish and veggies as it is with meat but as I pointed out in a recent Guardian column it comes in several styles. ]]> Fiona Beckett Sun, 04 Dec 2022 05:43:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Which foods pair best with whisky?]]> I’ve been a bit of a sceptic in the past about pairing food with whisky. Not that there aren’t some great combinations but I find it hard to sustain for more than one dish. ]]> Fiona Beckett Wed, 30 Nov 2022 08:16:00 +0000 <![CDATA[How Thanksgiving sides can inspire your wine pairing]]> Although we all talk turkey at Thanksgiving, in fact it’s the sides that tend to steal the show. Finding a wine that can cope with them all is never easy but you may just find your favourite side or dressing can inspire your choice. ]]> Fiona Beckett Tue, 22 Nov 2022 08:14:00 +0000 <![CDATA[Top wine (and other) matches for sausages]]> There are very few occasions on which sausages don't appeal but what’s the best pairing for them? ]]> Fiona Beckett Sat, 05 Nov 2022 07:19:00 +0000 <![CDATA[ The best wines to pair with squash and pumpkin]]> Nothing proclaims autumn more clearly than squash and pumpkin but what wine should you pair with them? It depends whether the dish is savoury or sweet obviously but here are a few options that might help ]]> Fiona Beckett Sat, 29 Oct 2022 07:10:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Top wine pairings with scallops]]> Scallops are some of the most delicious seafood around and some of the most flattering to a serious white wine. There’s one grape variety that will almost always see you right but also some other options ]]> Fiona Beckett Sat, 22 Oct 2022 06:49:00 +0100 <![CDATA[The best wine pairings with venison]]> An easy answer to the question of what wine to pair with venison is the same sort of wine you’d drink with beef but I’d suggest a few modifications as the two are not quite the same. ]]> Fiona Beckett Sat, 15 Oct 2022 07:15:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Wines to match different pasta sauces]]> What wine should you pair with your favourite pasta? As you might guess it depends on the sauce rather than the pasta shape. ]]> Fiona Beckett Mon, 03 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[Six of the best pairings for roast pork]]> If you’re wondering which wine to pair with roast pork the good news is it’s a flexible meat that can take a white or a red - or even - given the crackling, a sparkling wine. ]]> Fiona Beckett Sun, 02 Oct 2022 06:44:00 +0100 <![CDATA[What food to pair with coffee]]> For many people coffee is a regular companion to food whether it’s breakfast or that great German institution of kaffee und kuchen (coffee and cake) - only the amount of caffeine they might consume holding them back. ]]> Fiona Beckett Sat, 01 Oct 2022 08:01:00 +0100 <![CDATA[The best food pairings for orange wines]]> More and more people have been drinking orange or amber wine but what’s the best kind of food to pair with it? ]]> Fiona Beckett Tue, 27 Sep 2022 08:09:00 +0100