This is the photo that started it all:
Champagne and Chips! One of the best food and wine matches and one of the simplest. Unpretentious, fun, salty, classy, delicious, carbohydrates – these are all words I hope will be used to describe this blog in time 🙂
I read a lot of food blogs and a lot of wine blogs but there aren’t that many that combine the two so here we are.
I work in the wine industry and am studying wine (the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Diploma), and one thing I know for sure is that the only way I can keep working in the wine world (which is such a wonderful magical place) is for more people to start enjoying wine. Us industry folk are often the biggest barrier to that. Too often I hear the nervously uttered statement “I don’t know much about wine…” I know that there is an awesome little group of us trying to change that- whether you want to know more or just feel better about what you like, this blog is going to help. Wine is wizardry and should be fun and delicious (and enjoyed in moderation 😉 ). We take some grapes, stick them in a tank or barrels for a while and at the end we talk about flavours of vanilla, fruit, spice, candy, you name it! Magical stuff.
I also love good food, the good-for-you and the slightly less nutritious but oh so good. Our society has created all these labels for food instead of just focussing on the best bits- the nourishment, flavours and enjoyment. This blog is going to be all about celebrating the good and simple pleasures. Good food, good wine and how the two can go together to create something wonderful. It will be full of recipes, reviews and unpretentious wine talk.
Join me for the ride? I think we’re going to have some fun.
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