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RICHARD ESLING: Hungary for Cabernet Franc

No, it’s not a spelling mistake in the title.

Opinion
Richard Esling at Chateau LAuberdiere with Jean-Michel Morille and Pascal Houis

RICHARD ESLING: Muscadet re-invents itself

The French dry white wine produced in the Western Loire valley, not far from the Atlantic Coast, has been around for a long time, not just in France but also on the UK market.

Opinion
White chocolate mousse with rhubarb panna cotta and rhurbarb pur�e

TONY STAPLES: Add a splash of pink to your chocolate dessert this Easter

Some flavours are just meant to go together and this Easter it is white chocolate and rhubarb, says Tony Staples, executive head chef at the Arora Hotel in Crawley.

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Hot cross buns

Make your own hot cross buns

Easter is just around the corner on Sunday, April 16.

Lifestyle
Cr�mant tasting in London

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.

Opinion
The Plough

Review: The Plough, Pyecombe

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."

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Brontie & Co Mj�lk Bunny �2.50

Easter eggs suitable for everyone

Whether you don’t like chocolate, can’t eat dairy products or lead a vegan lifestyle, we have the Easter alternative for you.

Lifestyle
Thyme and garlic poussin with puy lentils

DAVID WOODS: Boxing clever with poussin and puy lentils

Enjoy a winning dish from our mystery box challenge, says David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, based at the airport’s north terminal.

Opinion
Wines for the Arundel Wine Society annual tasting dinner

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’.

Opinion
Scallops with tomato and fennel compote

TONY STAPLES: Turn tomatoes into a versatile, tasty compote

A tasty tomato compote is the perfect partner for pan-fried scallops, says Tony Staples, executive head chef of the Arora Hotel in Crawley...

Opinion
A great selection of Rhone Wines

RICHARD ESLING: Push the boat out for wines from Northern Rhone

Six pages of close type in a wine list, with around 60 wines per page, and that’s only the red wines from one region of France.

Opinion
Paradoxe de Malbec

RICHARD ESLING: Revolutionary wine from south-west France

Think of a wine made from the Malbec grape variety, and immediately your mind turns to full- bodied, tannic red wines, perhaps from Cahors in South-west France or otherwise from Latin America – Argentina or Chile.

Whats on
Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

Brits tuck into 100 million takeaways and ready meals every week

At least 79 million ready meals and 22 million takeaways and fast-food and meals are eaten weekly by adults in the UK, according to a new report.

Offbeat
Wines for under �6 per bottle

RICHARD ESLING: Drinkable wines can be found for under £6 per bottle

The vexed and eternal question of “how much do you have to pay to get a decent bottle of wine?”

Opinion
Chicken and herb roulade on spinach and coconut puree with a spicy jus

DAVID WOODS: Try a new chef’s chicken dish that has amazed top judges

Chicken is so versatile but still has the ability to impress. David Woods, executive head chef of the Sofitel London Gatwick Hotel, reveals a winning recipe...

Opinion
Nando’s launch their hottest sauce ever

Nando’s launch their hottest sauce ever

Chicken chain Nando’s are to test the tastebuds of their local clientele, with their hottest sauce yet.

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Eight facts about Pancake Day

Eight facts about Pancake Day

We’ve been using Shrove Tuesday as an excuse to overindulge since before records began.

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Steven Edwards SUS-170224-143901001

County news: Former ‘Masterchef The Professionals’ winner to open restaurant in Sussex

Steven Edwards, one of the youngest ever winners of MasterChef The Professionals (2013), is set to open the doors of his first restaurant, etch, in Sussex on Friday March 24.

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Progrigio

RICHARD ESLING: A look at the changing world of wine

One of the great things about wines and the wine industry is that there are constant changes and innovations which means there are always new things to discover.

Opinion
Sweet potato pancakes. Picture: Love Sweet Potatoes

Flipping good savoury pancake recipes

With Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake Day, on Tuesday, February 28, we round up two tasty savoury pancake recipes.

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