Food Pairings

Food & Sparkling Wine Pairing – Art or Science?

Champagne and oysters… a pairing that is known by food lovers worldwide to be a perfect match. Similarly, Champagne and caviar is also a famous pairing. Why is this? Is it because they are both ridiculously expensive and represent luxury and opulence? Or is it because they really are a good match? It wasn’t until…

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Bollinger & Japanese Cuisine

It is a gorgeous, cool evening in Abu Dhabi. Spring is upon us. Anyone who has been here or to Dubai will know what a premium a temperate evening is., especially as we await the onslaught of Summer. KOI, the restaurant, lounge and bar that celebrates the elevation of Japanese cuisine to a different level…

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Champagne and Sparkling Wine with Desserts

Roger Jones, Michelin Star Chef and Food & Wine matching expert looks at unusual ways to match Champagne and Sparkling wines to desserts. Dishes were designed by Roger and Karl Abraham, Head Pastry Chef at The Park House Restaurant in Cardiff where Roger is the Executive Consultant Chef. Demi Sec Clearly not the classic combination…

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Choosing Bubbly to go with Your Chocolate Easter Eggs

Easter’s coming up, which means one thing… lots of chocolate. Why let the kids have all the fun? Treat yourself to some chocolate paired with a glass of bubbly! Chocolate with sparkling wine can actually be quite a tricky pairing if you want to get the best match, but there are ways to make the…

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Fish, Chips and Fizz?

Has there been a shift in the perceptions of sparkling wine? Picture the scene. It’s 1920, the elite of society have grabbed life by both hands after the war, enjoying revelry and freedom which was quite new for those who had grown up in the Victorian age. Ladies with their cigarette holders and loose yet…

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Creamy, Crispy & Bubbly

Sparkling wine or Champagne paired with cheese might not sound natural. You might think, cheese goes best with red wine. If I tell you that sparkling wine or Champagne can be a very good companion with cheese, would you believe me? You should because it’s true! During my time at work and home, I have…

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7 Tasty & Down-to-Earth Champagne Food Pairings

There are a few well-known Champagne food pairings, such as caviar and cheese, but it doesn’t have to be so limited. Pairing with Champagne means complementing or contrasting the wines acidity and flavours. Champagne’s natural dry nature with slight sweetness makes it pair beautifully with salty food, but it can also keep up well with…

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Pancakes & Prosecco

The trend this year for pancake day is to make your pancakes sparkle. If you want something different than just ordinary pancakes then try adding 4tbsp of Prosecco to the batter and enjoy the fizz of Prosecco pancakes. You can still enjoy your normal toppings, we recommend traditional lemon and sugar and round it off…

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Curry & Bubbly

Time for your usual weekly curry? Move over beer, it’s time we treated ourselves to a glass of Champagne or sparkling wine with our meal and it tastes even better. The finer bubbles in sparkling wine stimulate the palate and the aromas of Champagne (and many other sparkling wines) compliment the delightful spices in Indian…

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