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Here's to 2017 and all the bottles we can enjoy together ...
We are halfway through January and as I write, it is according to the papers "Blue Monday".  As far as I can see from what the papers are writing most days are "Blue" what with the likes of Trump, Putin, Brexit, rail strikes, weather, Dry January - need I go on?
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Christmas Orders
We just wanted to let you know our opening hours over the Festive period.
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Hunters Wines Hunters Wines
James is the next generation in the Hunter family who will be taking this iconic winery to its next stage under the watchful eye of his Aunt Jane, who is still very much hands on ensuring everything is as it should be.
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Food and Wine Matching

Wednesday 12th February 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

BBC's Food and Drink

I am hooked on the BBC's Food and Drink programme, its a no nonsense show that doesn't rely on gimmicks. I think what makes it work for me is that I admire the joint hosts Michel Roux Jnr and Kate Goodman!
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Tuesday 14th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Matching food and wine

Matching food and wine can be a difficult task sometimes.
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Tuesday 7th January 2014 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

The cuboards were bare!

I didn't have a clue what I was going to have to eat for my supper and the cuboards were bare.
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Friday 15th November 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Children in Need

Radio 2, Chris Evans, Children in Need and the Dine and Disco Extravaganza
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Tuesday 29th October 2013 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

The Great British Bake Off

So the Great British Bake Off has drawn to a close. The girl who I had backed failed to deliver, these things happen. But this means I can now concentrate on who is going to win Strictly.
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Wednesday 13th April 2011 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Wine fit for Royals

With the Royal Wedding looming up the royalists amongst us may well be thinking of organising a party to celebrate the event. For the republicans you may wish to use the extra bank holiday to have a party anyway!
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Thursday 13th January 2011 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Comfort Food and Comfort Wine

This cold snap of weather we have been having recently has got me thinking of comfort food and comfort wine - it's that time of year.
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Friday 8th October 2010 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Pear Tarte Tatin

What a fantastic night we had on Monday with Jane Hunter. The food, wine and company were all fantastic. For dessert the pastry chef Claire russled up a Pear Tarte Tatin for us all and I have insisted she give us the recipe.
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Monday 19th April 2010 | by Michael Jobling | posted in Food and Wine Matching

Wine and Cheese Matching

I recently did a tutored tasting and talk at the Living North Fair at Gosforth Park Racecourse in Newcastle.
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