The Wasp - A Little of What You Fancy...

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Once again it’s all change. It’s now apparently dangerous not to eat fat when just yesterday it did terrible things to your heart and cholesterol levels.... (more)

 

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Ella's Blog 11

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Meet Ella's Cheese Pie Man in her latest blog entry...

 

Matthew Fort: Summer in the Islands

 

Matthew Fort reads extracts from his new book, Summer in the Islands: An Italian Odyssey.

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Another Glass, Please - no. 2

 

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Court Garden

 

 It wasn’t my intention to review another sparkling wine quite so soon but when something so special, so impressive and, frankly, so much of the moment comes along it would be a crime to let it pass....

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A new series by Richard Dudley Craig

Matthew Fort and Prue Leith

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Matthew Fort talks to Prue Leith about, the job and obligation of the restaurant critic, celebrity chefs, The Great British Menu and more. 

Peppered with personal experiences and anecdotes, this witty, candid and occasionally outspoken conversation is to be savoured.

Another Glass, Please - no. 3

 

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Cà dei Frati

 

I had lunch the other day with a fellow wine importer at the Brackenbury in Hammersmith (a lovely local restaurant) and, most generously, he brought three wines with him for us to taste.  All were excellent.  However, the stand-out bottle was the Lugana 2016 from Cà dei Frati, an estate located in the north-west of Italy, a tiny area between Lombardy and the Veneto.

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A new series by Richard Dudley Craig

The Most Wine-derful Time of the Year 2017

The Most Wine-derful Time of the Year

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We’re less than two weeks from Christmas Day and only the most organised amongst us will have decided upon what to drink with our seasonal bouffe.

 

Richard Dudley Craig gives us his top independent picks for Christmas 2017.

 

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Discovering Fine Wines with Friarwood Wines

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In this new series, Talking of Food have teamed up with Friarwood Fine Wines to bring you articles of interest in the world of wines.

The first article in the series is on the wines of Tuscany.

Another Glass, Please - no. 4

 

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Richard Dudley Craig declares this Vouvray Sec to be a "smashing summer wine". 


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Another Glass, Please - no. 6

 

Fie-gris


Richard Dudley Craig talks about the forgotten grapes of the Loire and in particular Fié Gris, its near extinction and subsequent revival thanks to a few enlightened winemakers.

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