Noma has been named best restaurant in the world.
Gerard Basset has won the World’s Best Sommelier Competition in Santiago, Chile.
The food and wine matching category at a recent Cathay Pacific competition in Hong Kong has thrown up some unconventional pairings for Chinese food.
Les Sources de Caudalie, the restaurant on the estate of Chateau Smith-Haut-Lafitte in Pessac-Leognan, has won a Michelin star.
fiona beckett visits Tuscany to see how making olive oil compares to making wine – and to find out why the top end oils are so expensive…
Gordon Ramsay at Claridges has lost its Michelin star.
If you want to stay in central London there are few better locations than the ineffably cool Dean Street Townhouse hotel, the latest opening from the Soho House group.
A wine’s perfume – whether roses, cherry or spicy oak – entices us to take a sip. But would you eat a cheese this Christmas that smells like a rugby…
…have goose instead. fiona beckett charts the renewed interest in this traditional festive bird, and explains why any old goose just won’t do
It’s not so unusual these days for restaurants to have an upmarket wine by the glass selection but few go as far as the newly opened Galvin La Chapelle which…
It may only be open for three and a half weeks but Pierre Koffman’s ‘pop-up restaurant’ at the new London Restaurant Festival has attracted some of the capital’s most sought-after…
A new seasoning agent aims to make food more wine-friendly. A sceptical FIONA BECKETT gives it a shake
There’s far more to know about olive oil than whether it’s extra virgin. Variety, provenance, vintage and timing of the harvest all impact on the flavour, says FIONA BECKETT. But…
FIONA BECKETT meets the oyster-obsessed Wright Brothers and learns that, when it comes to this favourite delicacy, origin is the key
Climate change means that non-native crops could thrive in the UK. But what will become of our traditional varieties, asks FIONA BECKETT
FIONA BECKETT finds out just what happens to a foie gras duck in order to produce this controversial delicacy Decanter magazine May 2008
Trust a former World’s Best Sommelier to open a restaurant where what you eat is based on your choice of wines. FIONA BECKETT books a table
The 2008 Michelin Guide to France is about to be published – with new stars for Robuchon and the emergence of Toulouse as a new mecca for gourmets.
Sommelier Matt Skinner has taken on a new role as wine director of a new Shoreditch-based club called The East Room.
London’s status as one of the world’s most vibrant and exciting dining out cities took a knock today with the publication of the 2008 Michelin Guide to Great Britain and…
I’m ashamed to say I’d never heard of Cuneo until four weeks ago. Happily it seems nor has anyone else. It’s the most unspoilt Italian town of its size I’ve…
Multi-Michelin starred Chef Alain Ducasse is about to open a new wine-focused restaurant in New York City.
How does the cut and preparation of a steak change the best wine pairing? FIONA BECKETT and her son Will attempt to find common ground
Love seafood but can’t find the perfect wine for your lobster thermidor? No need to shell out – think young and dry, says FIONA BECKETT
Gault Millau has rocked the French culinary establishment by nominating the practically unknown Jean-Luc Rabanel as chef of the year in its 2008 guide.
Over the years, Fiona Beckett has found a match for pretty much every food or wine imaginable. Here are her all-time favourite pairings
A dinner party guest suddenly announces that they are vegetarian. Fear not, it is possible to find a wine to match – in fact many veggie dishes pair surprisingly well…
Contrary to popular belief, no food is truly unmatchable, says Fiona Beckett. It just takes imagination to find the right wine
Contrary to popular opinion, you can drink your 15% Cal Cab with a meal – you just need to pick the right flavours, says Fiona Beckett
What you see isn’t always what you get – these yoghurts taste the same. So how do you taste food – and wine – without prejudice? Fiona Beckett tests her…