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Fiona Beckett
Guardian wine writer (tho' also author of How to Drink without Drinking). Food & wine pairing guru. Periodic podcaster (at BΓ’tonnage)
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Fiona Beckett 9h
Rioja is a real crowd-pleaser but it's also more versatile with food than you might think. Here are some of my favourite pairings
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Fiona Beckett 12h
No right or wrong way just how you roll. But view that food and wine pairing is a waste of space tends to come from wine people rather than foodies who lack confidence in wine (but are also intrigued by flavour combinations)
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Andrew Fisher 16h
Boris Johnson: "There is nothing more frustrating for the vast majority, the law-abiding majority that do comply than the sight of a few brazenly defying the rules."
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Fiona Beckett 17h
Mmmmm. Liking the sound of that!
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Fiona Beckett 18h
That's great. Hope you enjoy it!
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Fiona Beckett 18h
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Fiona Beckett 18h
Chicken wings but not as you know them - and with a wine you certainly wouldn't expect to drink with them . (At mind you ...)
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Fiona Beckett 21h
Think that's because you guys - and a lot of people in the wine trade - are naturally interested first and foremost in wine. But for other people food comes first. If they discover wine can enhance it they're more likely to buy it.
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Fiona Beckett 23h
Replying to @SusyAtkins
I know! Not a word I often use but it just popped into my head πŸ™„
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Replying to @GowSte
ANY excuse to drink palo cortado!
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
It's really good for the price though have to confess I prefer the Fides grenache blanc!
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Given it's peak mushroom season right now maybe you're planning to have something mushroomy for supper? If that's the case here's what to drink with it
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Replying to @SigneSJohansen
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Fair enough! If you draw a comparison with foods that take a while to like like olives and anchovies or stinky cheese it's totally understandable!
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Short of wine after the weekend? Pop into M & S and pick up a couple of bottles of this toothsome (and bargainous) garnacha
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Proud to have contributed an essay to this gt collection of writing on Bordeaux in company with , , and published by . Pre-order & get Β£5 off with the code Bordeaux5
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Replying to @tomdoorley @LeCaveau1
Will concede price is an issue. Cheaper orange wines tend not to deliver, if you want those seductive quince and dried apricot flavours
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Replying to @tomdoorley
Some are, admittedly, but a lot - including the ones I've recommended - are not! (Same as a lot of red wines - but not all - are sweet and soupy πŸ˜‰)
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
Replying to @winematcher
And if what's holding you back is that you don't know when to drink them here's the kind of food that goes with them best
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Fiona Beckett Sep 21
ICYMI my column on Saturday was all about (provoking a predictably apoplectic response among readers πŸ˜‚)
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