RICHARD ESLING: The alternative to Champagne – and it’s not Prosecco
Last week saw a gathering of sparkling wine producers at a tasting in London, determined show that the (more affordable) alternative to champagne does not have to always be Prosecco, despite what the marketers would have you believe.
On The Plough's website, it states: "We have owned The Plough for the last 15 years and have in that time built up an excellent reputation for serving fine food in our bar and restaurant. All our food is cooked to order on the premises - our aim is to provide you with fine food in relaxing surroundings."
RICHARD ESLING: Don’t forget the sauce when it comes to food and wine pairing
When it comes to food and wine pairing, one piece of advice given in the course booklets of the Wine & Spirit Education Trust, which runs professional exams all around the world, is ‘Don’t be ruled by Rules’.