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2007 La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza, Spain

2007 Vina Ardanza La Rioja Alta
2007 Vina Ardanza La Rioja Alta

Tasting note: Medium garnet, pronounced intensity on the nose, stewed and dried fruit, sweet spice and licorice aromas, hint of tobacco. Full bodied style, medium acidity, ripe soft tannins, on the palate notes of black cherry, plum, cloves, cinnamon, vanilla.

Very complex and very smooth, long finish; delicious wine – I absolutely love it. This Rioja Reserva (Tempranillo & Garnacha blend) retails at around £20 which in my view is very good value for the quality you get.

Food pairing: Rioja and lamb continues to be one of my favorites food and wine pairings. I paired this wine with lamb cutlets with garlic and rosemary (seared in the pan and finished off in the oven), roast potatoes and tenderstem broccoli.

Lamb Cutlets with Roast Potatoes & Tenderstem Broccoli
Lamb Cutlets with Roast Potatoes & Tenderstem Broccoli

And by the way, this particular bottle together with a Viña Arana from the same winery, La Rioja Alta, was featured in my SweervyWine & The City series last summer… 😉

Foodiez TV Is LIVE – The First Video Restaurant Review Channel feat. UK’s Best Food Bloggers

Foodiez TV is an exciting new venture I recently joined as a food blogger and restaurant reviewer. It is the first online video channel dedicated to restaurant reviews and all food related news in the UK.

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Andy Hayler Photo credit: http://www.andyhayler.com/about

The co-founder and mastermind behind the project is Andy Hayler – one of the most influential restaurant critics in the world and the only man known to have dined at every singe 3 Michelin starred restaurant on the planet(!). I’ve been referring to Andy’s restaurant reviews for many years, and when he announced the launch of Foodiez TV on Twitter, I knew I had to become part of it!

Foodiez TV is offering a number of various formats: Restaurant Reviews by the 50 most influential food bloggers in the UK, including myself  ;), High Street Foodie and Three Star stories featuring Andy Hayler himself. Continue reading Foodiez TV Is LIVE – The First Video Restaurant Review Channel feat. UK’s Best Food Bloggers

SweervyWine Cooks: Delicious & Easy Courgette, Chorizo & Parmigiano Frittata

I was inspired to try out this dish by a confirmed carnivore who normally wouldn’t let anything vegetable anywhere near her. Ironically, I decided to add a carnivore twist to my friend’s purely vegetarian recipe (sorry, vegetarian people 🙂 ). The amounts used in this recipe provide a generous main course portion for two. Continue reading SweervyWine Cooks: Delicious & Easy Courgette, Chorizo & Parmigiano Frittata

ARE YOU DREAMING OF A WINE CHRISTMAS?

sweervywine logoWith the year-end festivities approaching fast we are all starting to plan our numerous get-togethers, dinner parties and of course our Christmas and New Year’s Eve meals. In the heat of these preparations we should not forget that food and wine taste much better if they are matched correctly!

To help you celebrate in style I am running a seasonal promotion for my wine consultancy services until December 20, 2016. Continue reading ARE YOU DREAMING OF A WINE CHRISTMAS?