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Le Petit Ballon – French Wine Giveaway #69

Le Petit Ballon

Giveaway | 16th January 2016 | By

Well I know many of you are trying to take a break from alcoholic drinks for Dry January, but please bear with me. Le Petit Ballon offers two bottles of wine a month on a subscription basis and Tin and Thyme has a three month subscription to give away. If I have tempted you, you’re unlikely to get your wine now before February, so no need to fall off the wagon just yet. I am no wine buff and often struggle to know what to buy. If I find something I like, I tend to stick to it. I’m surely not alone. This is where Le Petit Ballon comes in. It offers a small selection of wines hand-picked by top sommelier Jean-Michel Deluc. Unusually, for a French man, Jean-Michel trained to be a sommelier here in the UK. He soon became a master sommelier with international recognition as one of the top wine tasters in the world. He was the head sommelier at the Ritz for a while before moving on to preside over the Paris-Ile-de-France Sommeliers’ Association. I guess you could describe him as an expert. A subscription can be tailored to individual preferences, e.g. rosé only and changed online at any time. Wines can be chosen from the month’s selection or let Le Petit Ballon choose for a complete surprise. They come with The Gazette which gives tasting notes, hints and tips and further information. The wines are delivered to your door in the middle of the month. If you particularly like any of them, you can buy more directly from Le Petit Ballon website up to the 30th of the month after you received them. You don’t even have to buy a case, one bottle is fine, if that’s all you require. Le Petit Ballon team are happy to answer any questions or deal with possible problems at any time via e-mail. A monthly subscription costs £24.90 for the Apprentice Box or £39.90 for the Master box. Le Petit Ballon 2 I received two bottles, one red and one white. They were both covered with a protective sleeve and arrived in good condition. In the interests of research, Dry January ended on the 15th for us. We tried the white with a pizza this evening and mushroom risotto last night. The wine made a good match for both.

  • Domaine Lecompte – Quincy 2014 – a light white which goes well as an accompaniment to lunchtime cheese, pizza, risottos or simply savoured on its own whilst relaxing in the evening. It’s aroma reminded us of elderflower and indeed it had floral notes as well as fruity ones.
  • Chateau de Jau – Côtes du Roussillon Villages 2103. We haven’t yet tried this one, but its a medium bodied red made from a blend of grapes (Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre).

Thanks to Le Petit Ballon for the wine. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.

Le Petit Ballon Wine Giveaway
Le Petit Ballon is kindly offering one Tin and Thyme reader a three month subscription of two bottles of wine a month. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address who are over 18 years old. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked. 
Le Petit Ballon Original 
Prizes are offered and provided by Le Petit Ballon and Tin and Thyme accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party. Tin and Thyme reserves the right to cancel or amend the giveaway and these terms and conditions without notice.
Closing date is Monday 15 February 2016 
Do take a look at my giveaways page to see if there’s anything else you’d like to enter.

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  1. Leave a Reply

    Margaret Clarkson
    16th January 2016

    My favourite wine is sancerre – I love it. I would prepare a lovely cheese platter to go with it.

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    Karl Borowy
    16th January 2016

    My Fav Is Port with cheese but love Red Wine From all over the World

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    Tracy K Nixon
    16th January 2016

    I love rose wine and particularly enjoy it with grilled fish dishes, such as grilled tuna steaks with a garlic marinade served with new potatoes and salad.

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    olivia Kirby
    16th January 2016

    To be honest I like most red wine, particularly French, I like dry white wine and I love dry fizz – be it Champagne, English, Cava or Prosecco. My favourite probably is Champagne, closely followed by and English sparkling wine. I find that nicest with salmon and seafood.

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    John Frost
    16th January 2016

    I love a Pinot Grigio and it goes so well with a nice salad in summer

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    Denfor Hopkins
    16th January 2016

    I love Chianti, I would drink as glass of it with a pasta dish like Lasagna

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    Katie skeoch
    16th January 2016

    Château neuf de pape & its amazing with baked sirloin & green vegetables

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    Ashleigh Allan
    16th January 2016

    I like cabernet sauvignon with a nice steak and a pepper sauce

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    16th January 2016

    I don’t actually drink but I do like to cook and bake with white wine. My friends are big fans of prosecco though!

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    pete c
    16th January 2016

    my favourite type is Burgundy & I would enjoy using it as part of creating a nice beef stew

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    Bee Gianni
    16th January 2016

    I would really 3 months of relaxing in my favorite way, with a glass of wine.

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    Hazel Rea
    16th January 2016

    I like Rose wine – I’d cook fish in mushroom sauce to have with it and serve it with mange tout and sweet potato.

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    Sue C
    16th January 2016

    I like red wine and tend to go for a Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon. I think they both go really well with pasta with tomato sauces and garlic bread (also with just crisps haha!!)

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    melanie stirling
    16th January 2016

    Black Tower is my favourite with chicken in white wine sauce.

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    Laura Nice
    16th January 2016

    Rose wine would be my chose with a chicken in a white wine sauce!

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    Maxine G
    16th January 2016

    A decent Riesling poured over a Vacherin cheese and baked in the oven … Mmmm…

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    William Gould
    16th January 2016

    I love medium fruity German white wines, like a Schlosskapelle, for general, everyday drinking. I’m also partial to a Chateuxneuf de Pape on special occations!

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    sarah wood
    16th January 2016

    My favourite wine is sauvignon blanc and I would have it with a risotto ( not bothered what goes in it, I just love risotto), or perhaps a mushroom stroganoff.

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    Lynsey Buchanan
    17th January 2016

    I enjoy a bottle of Pinot Grigio with Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta

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    Michaela Hannah
    17th January 2016

    My favourite is white zinfandel and i would cook a nice chicken and chorizo risotto to go with it

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    Julie Tift
    17th January 2016

    Pinot Grigio is my white wine of choice as I find red wine very heavy and don’t really drink any of it. Very nice with a chicken chasseur (I add some into the sauce too).

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    Chris Davies
    17th January 2016

    A beautiful malbec with a rich meaty pasta always does the trick! 😉

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    Jo m Welsh
    17th January 2016

    I prefer rose wine but I never really cook with it I do like a cheese board with a good red wine but only really do this at special occasions

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    kim neville
    17th January 2016

    I like Prosecco wine and would cook a chicken in mushroom sauce with saute potatoes and garlic broccoli

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    Ruth Harwood
    17th January 2016

    Ido love a bottle of Rose, and I love to make Lasagne to accompany it 🙂

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    clair downham
    17th January 2016

    i like a nice malbec with a spicy lamb and lentil curry thankyou

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    Spencer Broadley
    17th January 2016

    Chardonnay and I would use it in a Chicken Chasseuse 🙂 With another bottle on the table 🙂

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    17th January 2016

    Not sure if I really have a favourite wine as it depends on the food/occasion. I do love French reds though with Abbaye de Valmagne always hitting the spot when paired with cassoulet or other robust dishes

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    Jane Willis
    17th January 2016

    At the moment I am loving South African Pinotage, and I would cook a hearty beef casserole to serve with it.

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    Helen Thurston
    17th January 2016

    I love a good Merlot – I sometimes have a glass with a homemade veggie curry.

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    emily omara
    17th January 2016

    picpoul de pinet with some fresh seafood! and white crusty bread with real butter ohhh yh

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    Maria P
    17th January 2016

    Tokaji, a very sweet dessert wine, it is perfect for custard like dessert sauces

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    Samantha loughlin
    17th January 2016

    My favourite wine is le vei en rose and love to drink with fish it’s not a wine to use in cooking xx

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    Laura Pritchard
    17th January 2016

    I don’t like wine but I’d love to win this for my parents who love the Ernest & Julio Gallo whites with Coq au vin.

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    david cavender
    17th January 2016

    i love Rioja wines with lamb caserole

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    Kim Styles
    17th January 2016

    I love a medium bodied Merlot with a roast leg of Lamb

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    Iris W
    17th January 2016

    I love a nice cold glass of pinot grigio as it’s a bit fruity and refreshing, that I like just on its own. With my roast dinner I love some merlot or a rich burgundy

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    claire griffiths
    17th January 2016

    i like a nice rose wine and i find it goes well with salmon or any fish

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    amy fidler
    17th January 2016

    I just love a rose white zinfandel,just so refreshing x

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    17th January 2016

    I love Sav Blanc and i’d cook a chicken thigh stew of course! Dry January my arse!

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      18th January 2016

      Haha Dom. You’re right I don’t remember any mention of Dry January at Belleau Kitchen 😉

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    17th January 2016

    Sauvignon blanc for me – with sea bass for sure!!

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    laura banks
    17th January 2016

    i like rose wine when the hubby makes me scallops

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    Samantha O'D
    17th January 2016

    Merlot with a herb crusted lamb

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    Amanda Tanner
    18th January 2016

    Just started drinking lambrini again which I used to drunk in my younger days, found cherry flavour which is gorgeous

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    Sharon H
    18th January 2016

    Chablis with a nice Dover sole.

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    Helen Moulden
    18th January 2016

    I like a nice merlot with a rich beef stew or casserole. Yum!

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    Carolynn Woodland
    18th January 2016

    Australian Shiraz with fillet steak

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    Phil Newis
    18th January 2016

    A nice quality French red using the Grenache grape, something like Chateaunuf du pape. I enjoy best with Roasted Duck or Pigeon. Yummy!

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    lindsey graty
    18th January 2016

    I like most rose wines bur my favourite is zinfandel

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    18th January 2016

    I tend to go for Pinot grigio as it is usually a safe bet. But after a recent trip to portugal really trying to find more green wines. I tend to pair these with anything! But they work very well with crunchy salads

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      18th January 2016

      You are way ahead of the game Charlotte. I have no idea what green wines are?

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    Iona Cornish
    18th January 2016

    Pinot Grigio and I’d cook Garlic, Lemon and Parsley Prawns to go with it

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    laura stewart
    18th January 2016

    i like red wine and i cook with it in my lamb cobbler xx

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    Tracey Parker
    18th January 2016

    I like red wine, perfect to put in and drink with Bolognese

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    18th January 2016

    I like Rose wine and I’d drink it with Salmon

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    Beth S
    18th January 2016

    Prosecco is my all time favourite, but I do enjoy a good Rose! I also love cooking mussels in white wine and garlic sauce, yummy!

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    Cheryl G
    18th January 2016

    I love a nice pinot grigio & would have it with some seafood & pasta…maybe clams and spaghetti in a tomato sauce

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      15th February 2016

      I love a nice sauvignon blanc, especially when my husband makes his classic mushroom risotto

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    Joanne Hutchings
    18th January 2016

    I like Chardonnay with mussels in a creamy sauce.

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      Catriona Hutchinson
      15th February 2016

      I absolutely love a nice chateauneuf du pape or a good pinot Noir. Cooked in anything French. Like a rip off beef burgundy I suppose!

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    John Jones
    18th January 2016

    I love Pinot Noir with a nice Beef Ragout

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    Meena Hindmarch
    18th January 2016

    We’re loving New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc’s st the moment, and will have it with anything to be honest!

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    don erwood
    18th January 2016

    I like a nice bottle of rioja and I like to cook beef bourguignon at this time of year.

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    David Paterson
    18th January 2016

    A nice Merlot with Steak mushrooms and plenty of home made chips.

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    Kerry Crowe
    18th January 2016

    Barolo with beef ragu and pappardelle pasta, and a pile of rocket drizzled with truffle oil!

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    susan surgeoner
    18th January 2016

    I love a decent Chardonnay and enjoy it with a good homemade lasagne

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    Paul Wilson
    18th January 2016

    I like to try different types of wine, so I don’t really have a favourite.

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    lyn Burgess
    18th January 2016

    I like merlots, especially ones from Chile. and I would drink it with everything from a roastbeef/lamb dinner to beef casseroles or a spag bol and lasagne

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    Lisa Everaert
    18th January 2016

    I love `Isla Negra` chardonnay paired with a good spanish seafood pasta.

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    Danika Lloyd
    19th January 2016

    I love a good Rioja with a tomato & olive pasta dish <3

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    Rebecca E
    19th January 2016

    I used to always drink Rioja, recently I’m more likely to drink Merlot. A nice medium rare rump with homegrown side salad would be a perfect accompaniment

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    Fiona K
    19th January 2016

    My favourite wine is Sauvignon Blanc and I like to have it with grapes, bread & cheese or sometimes fish & chips

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    Phil Darling
    19th January 2016

    I like a Merlot especially with a nice steak – Happy days

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    Louise Smith
    19th January 2016

    My favourite wine is Shiraz. I would have steak and chips with it

  72. Leave a Reply

    Andrew Petrie
    19th January 2016

    My favourite is Kiwi Sauvignon blanc. I would serve it with roast chicken.

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    Holly Gibson
    19th January 2016

    I really like chianti. Served with Italian meats and bread (preferably in Florence, but I can let that one slide)

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    Becky John
    19th January 2016

    Chardonnay served with a chicken breast in a creamy mushroom sauce.

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    Samir Lola
    19th January 2016

    My favourite wine is a Chianti and I love to add a touch to my bolognese 🙂

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    Georgina davies
    19th January 2016

    I love rose wine, we always have garlic marinaded steaks and pasta with it or lasagne x

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    gemma brown
    19th January 2016

    i love rose. i usually have it with nibbles of olives or humous on ric e cakes

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    helen tovell
    19th January 2016

    Pinot Grigio is my favourite and we usually have it with chicken breast wrapped in parma ham stuffed with mozzarella

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    Max Power
    19th January 2016

    Either a Rioja or a Gran Tempranillo to pair a roast lamb rack with dauphinoise potatoes.

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    amy rennocks
    19th January 2016

    South African Red and I use it in my stews in the slow cooker. I put the slow cooker on in the morning, add the dumplings later on and its ready to serve whenever my hubby gets home from work <3

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      19th January 2016

      I do like a good slow cooker stew Amy, especially with dumplings 🙂

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    Helen Adams
    19th January 2016

    I love a NZ Sauvignon Blanc, just by itself!

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    Rachel Arnup
    19th January 2016

    I love an Australian Shiraz, such as Yellow Tail, Andrew Peace, McGuigan or Jacaranda Hill. They are great wines and very versatile as they go with all types of meals or you can drink them by themselves. My fave meals to have with them are Fish & Chips, Steak or a good Chinese Takeaway!

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    Kelly L
    19th January 2016

    A lovely Rioja paired with a medium rare fillet steak!

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    Milly Y
    19th January 2016

    I like a tasty South African Sauvignon Blanc, it works perfectly in linguine!

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    19th January 2016

    I hate dry wines, must be medium to sweet for my taste. The only thing I do with dry wines is cook with them.

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    Robyn Seviour
    19th January 2016

    I love a New Zealand white wine. To go with it I’d cook a chicken and prawn paella. Probably a horific combination if you know about wines but its what I like!

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    19th January 2016

    I’m partial to a Merlot or a Pino Noir. Either way I love wine with a tomato pasted pasta.

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    Leila Benhamida
    19th January 2016

    My favourite is chardonnay will cook it in a white sauce with herbs to accompanied a fish dish

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    Maureen findley
    19th January 2016

    pinot and i would serve with noodles

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    Bob Clark
    19th January 2016

    I love German red wine – pity it is difficult/impossible to obtain in England

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    Pauline Wilson
    19th January 2016

    I like a Pinot Grigio and I would make spaghetti carbonara with it, simple and delicious

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    Louise Comb
    19th January 2016

    My absolute fave wine is something sweet and sparkly, like a Spumante, but I enjoy trying all types of wine. To go with my Spumante, I would prepare some roasted vegetable couscous, with chickpea, sweet potato and grilled goats cheese 🙂

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    Caroline H
    19th January 2016

    I love a Shiraz but my favourite is probably a good brut Cava – great with tapas or a goat’s cheese salad.

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    19th January 2016

    I love chardonnay, and would have it with a delicious creamy pasta dish.

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    Sarah Mackay
    19th January 2016

    My favourite type of wine is port and love it along side some pasta

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    Sarah N
    19th January 2016

    My favourite wine is prosecco. I think it goes great with chilli, and I should definitely cook it more often!

  97. Leave a Reply

    Annette Oliver
    19th January 2016

    Merlot with steak, new potatoes and veg

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    Mary Chez
    19th January 2016

    I like rose and would have grilled salmon to go with it

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    frances hopkins
    20th January 2016

    I use red wine with a lot of my cooking, i.e. in Spag Bol and casseroles x

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    Emma walters
    20th January 2016

    a glass of Pinot Grigio outside in the summer eating salmon off the bbq 🙂

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    jennifer thorpe
    20th January 2016

    When we are treating ourselves, our favourite wine is chateau neuf du pape, it’s really lovely with steak

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    Sarah Swainsbury
    20th January 2016

    I love most rosé wines especially with cheese and crackers in the evening

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    Michaela Jennings
    20th January 2016

    I love Sauvignon blanc to either drink or if I’m cooking I would put it in a creamy white wine sauce with brandy and chicken and mushrooms

  104. Leave a Reply

    Jo Carroll
    20th January 2016

    I love a good strong Chianti and I would serve it up with some homemade delicious Chilli Con Carne. x

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    Sarah Brokenshire
    20th January 2016

    I love a good merlot and I love making red wine mushrooms with proscruttio xxx

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    20th January 2016

    I dont drink wine but my hubby loves a good red wine

  107. Leave a Reply

    Val Swift
    20th January 2016

    A lovely chardonnay with a chicken risotto

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    Megan Kinsey
    20th January 2016

    I love sancerre! It goes really well with braised sea bass and veg! Yum

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    Stephanie Whitehouse
    21st January 2016

    I like a good solid Rioja. I wouldn’t use it in cooking, unless I had a lot, but it would be great to drink with a beef stew

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    Jinger Kat
    21st January 2016

    I love a good Rioja and it’s perfect with a tapas plate ~lots of olives, cheeses, meats and bread. Yummilicious

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    Kate - gluten free alchemist
    21st January 2016

    I always used to be a firm red wine drinker, but more recently I have switched to rose. Not sure why my tastes have changed as I’ve got older….. tend to go for a nice Grenache, but hey (let’s be honest) I will drink anything if it is given to me!

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    Linda Toth
    22nd January 2016

    My favourite wine is cabernet sauvignon. I do not use it often as cooking ingredient, but when I do, I like it in beef dishes.

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    Cecilia Keinapel
    22nd January 2016

    This is a lovely competition, would love to to win this wine so I can share it with my besties on a girls night out x

  114. Leave a Reply

    Sarah Rees
    22nd January 2016

    Red wine – adds a great taste to a beef casserole

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    Charlotte Moore
    22nd January 2016

    I love black tower, with grilled checkout, steamed peppers and potatoes

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    Michelle Ferguson
    22nd January 2016

    I love pinot grigio which I would have with a nice juicy steak

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    Allan Wilson
    23rd January 2016

    Rioja and have it with Duck

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    Julie Camm
    23rd January 2016

    A glass of Pinot Grigio, with salmon and salad……..

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    Carly M
    23rd January 2016

    I love a good glass of pinot and cooking with redm especially in spag bol

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    Susan Elai Kelly Carter
    23rd January 2016

    my fave red is Fleur de d’Artagnan Rouge. La Reserve, Saint Mont Plaimont which is fab with hearty herby or spiced food over the winter months. eg Bean and Lentil cobbler. my fave white is Gargenega, Veneto gorgeous on its own and fab with pasta, Tofu inspired dishes and hazlenut and broccoli bake.

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      23rd January 2016

      Really like the sound of your bean and lentil cobbler Susan. The hazelnut and broccoli bake sounds rather good too.

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    Amy Beckett
    23rd January 2016

    I love a glass of Pinot Grigio and the best meal would be a chicken and mushroom pie. Yummy Yummy

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    Sarah Cooper
    23rd January 2016

    Love chardonnay with a creamy chicken, mushroom and bacon tagliatelle with french stick.

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    23rd January 2016

    I like full bodied red wines and really crisp dry whites. Rose can only be drunk very cold on hot summer days.

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    claire woods
    23rd January 2016

    I only like white wine (but not too fussy about brands) and with a plate of pasta and garlic bread.

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    Julie Ward
    23rd January 2016

    I used to drink blue nun till I made a fish meal with a couple of spoonfuls of wine in it, then drunk the rest of the wine, the fish was rubbish the juice delicious

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    Tracy Gladman
    24th January 2016

    I love Fitou and would cook a beef casserole with it.

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    Laura Asplin
    24th January 2016

    I love a good red Malbec, accompanied by a steak and frites, yum yum

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    Emily Clark
    24th January 2016

    Merlot, in a lovely rich beef bourginon (if I can stop myself from drinking it)

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    25th January 2016

    I like Prosecco served with Tagliatelle, grilled chicken and tomatoes

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    Nat thomason
    26th January 2016

    I love many wines Merlot Shiraz Prosecco to name but a few great prize x

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    charlotte qualter
    26th January 2016

    Rioja with a rich beef burginon and creamy mash… pure comfort!

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    Melanie Gardiner
    26th January 2016

    A good chilean Merlot with a nice beef stew

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    carolyn joyce
    26th January 2016

    i like red wine best – the drier the better and i love it with mexican food

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    Tammy Tudor
    26th January 2016

    red wine with a yummy dish of beef stew and dumplings

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    Darren Freeman
    27th January 2016

    A deep red cabernet sauvignon which I would have with a hearty beef stew

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    Chrissie Curtis
    28th January 2016

    I absolutely love a chilled Prosecco with a Lasagne!

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    Karen Langridge
    29th January 2016

    I like rose quite a sweet one but can’t remember its name, I like it with anything hubbie cooks 🙂 x

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    30th January 2016

    To be honest im new to wine a recent visit yo new Zealand had me wine tasting and a new love was born the reisling was my favourite x

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    Laura Chapman
    30th January 2016

    At the moment, my favourite wine is Tesco Finest Chablis Grande Cuvee. If I was going to cook a meal, it would be a creamy chicken tagliatelle dish to go with it.

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    Michelle Sykes
    30th January 2016

    I love chateau neuf du pape with a nice steak and home cut chips

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    Helen G
    30th January 2016

    I LOVE a crisp chilled Viogner, served with seabass, creamy mash and greens. 🙂

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    Katie h
    31st January 2016

    Rose wine or port are my favourites, always with cheese!

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    Sarah Tilley
    1st February 2016

    I love New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. I would prepare some fresh fish or seafood with some thai flavours

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    Laura Baker
    2nd February 2016

    My favourite wine is Merlot and I would have it with a slow-cooked beef stew.

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    Nicola Guazzelli
    3rd February 2016

    I love a Tempranillo Rose with a nice tangy tomato based pasta with Chorizo!

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    alvina boyd
    4th February 2016

    Reisling and I love Nigella Lawson’s Riesling chicken

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    Angela Kelly
    5th February 2016

    I love a sweet Liebfraumilch and all I need with it is granary bread (with thick butter) and some strong cheese.

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    Rebecca Alderson
    5th February 2016

    I’m not a big wine fan but my mam loves it, especially dry flavors

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    karen salisbury
    5th February 2016

    i love a lovely rose especially when in bath

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    Karen R
    7th February 2016

    I would tend to share a bottle of a Riesling with hubby on a Saturday evening. I don’t usually have anything to eat at the same time, or cook with it 🙂

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    Susan Smith
    7th February 2016

    Love a Rose wine, and i would have Salmon steaks and salad with it

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    Anthea Holloway
    8th February 2016

    I love a French Bordeaux and I love to eat coq au vin with it!

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    9th February 2016

    I love a sauvignon blanc with a nice chicken caeser salad x

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    Laura Kilby
    9th February 2016

    I adore Chablis, and I think it would go perfectly with my seafood risotto

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    Alice B
    9th February 2016

    I love any and all dessert wines – major sweet tooth over here!

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    kimberley ryan
    9th February 2016

    A nice Merlot served with roast beef and all the trimmings

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    Lauren Prater
    9th February 2016

    I enjoy a crips marlborough sauvignon blanc, and I would make a delicious butternut squash and feta risotto, topped with pan fried sea bass fillet

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    carole n
    9th February 2016

    my favourite is a nice rose wine served with fresh salmon

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    Karen Howden
    10th February 2016

    I like Pinot Grigio served with a chicken casserole, some new potatoes and seasonal vegetables

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    Nicola Penny
    10th February 2016

    Malbec with roast lamb

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    Katherine McDonald
    10th February 2016

    I love a nice dry chardonnay – with seafood it is just lovely!

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    claire fawkner
    12th February 2016

    Pinot Grigio with leek and pancetta risotto

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    Lisa Wilkinson
    12th February 2016

    I really like to drink Sauvignon Blanc but I like to put pinot noir in casseroles.

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    13th February 2016

    love rose wine and would cook chicken pesto pasta with it

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    Marcello Marques Pinho
    13th February 2016

    Douro Red wines with Roated “Cabrito”[Goat]

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    Marcello Marques Pinho
    13th February 2016

    Douro Red wines with Roasted “Cabrito”[Goat]

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    mike proffitt
    13th February 2016

    I love a Sauvignon Blanc, and accompanied with a bit of roasted trout

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    Kathleen Lynch
    13th February 2016

    Pinot Grigio makes a great mushroom and thyme risotto.

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    Keshia Esgate
    13th February 2016

    I love a glass of shiraz to unwind with in the evening watching a movie

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    13th February 2016

    I like a nice Rose wine to go with my chicken curry. Strange combo I know but I love it!

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    Bee Gianni
    13th February 2016

    For me, a cool, crisp Chardonnay goes well with . . . A large wineglass.

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    13th February 2016

    I love Elysium red dessert wine and anything chocolatey would be lovely with it – perhaps choc fondant?

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    Tal L
    13th February 2016

    Malbec with a good juicy piece of steak

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    Tania Atfield
    13th February 2016

    I love rose wine and would cook red pepper, courgette and pine nut lasagne to have with it.

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    Susan B
    14th February 2016

    My favourite wine is a Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. It goes nicely with quite a few dishes but I particularly enjoy a vegetarian kiev and a green salad with it.

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    Natasha R-M
    14th February 2016

    A vegan red wine such as, Coral Tree, and pasta with tofu and vegetables

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    14th February 2016

    Sauvignon Blanc with pan fried salmon that has a lovely crispy skin, roast baby potatoes and some vegetables. Yummy dinner and easy to cook 🙂

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    sharon martin
    14th February 2016

    A Pinot Grigio and would have with a chicken noodle stir fry

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    adrian price
    14th February 2016

    i love a good red—and its great in a beef stew

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    Caroline Hunter
    14th February 2016

    I used to drink a lot of Pinot Grigio but now like the more citrusy taste of Sauvignon Blanc. I like it with my special recipe fried salmon dish which has a sauce made with garlic, ginger, orange juice and soy sauce. Mmmm lovely 🙂

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    Sarah P
    14th February 2016

    A lovely Malbec served with a plate of pasta with roasted vegetables and pesto

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    karen walby
    14th February 2016

    my favourite wine is Rjoca and i love steak with a pepper sauce with it

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    Karen B
    14th February 2016

    I like Merlot or Shiraz

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    Adrian Bold
    14th February 2016

    I love Pinot Noir in the red wine category. A glass or two with some beautiful grilled salmon is my ideal meal.

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    14th February 2016

    I like a crisp white wine to drink but prefer to cook with red. Would make a coq au vin

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    Pam Francis Gregory
    14th February 2016

    I love Sancerre and a lovely full roast turkey dinner.

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    kelly cleeton
    14th February 2016

    South African Chenin Blanc

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    14th February 2016

    A sweet white wine with a mascarpone tart.

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    Anneka Hulse
    14th February 2016

    pinot grigio with Italian garlic and tomato chicken and a Mediterranean salad

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    abigail edkins
    14th February 2016

    a Chardonnay, with anything

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    Lucy Robinson
    14th February 2016

    I like a nice Chardonnay with chicken in white wine sauce.

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    Sheri Darby
    14th February 2016

    Pinot Grigio with a nice salad or a merlot in a beef stew and drink the rest of course

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    Joanna Sawka
    14th February 2016

    I love Malbec and I would have it with vegetable lasagne

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    claire little
    14th February 2016

    I love Rose and would always choose steak with it.

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    Debbie Preston
    14th February 2016

    We prefer red, usually a Merlot with a nice steak for a treat

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    Mary Baldwin
    14th February 2016

    Pinot Grigio for me, ideally served with a yummy grilled fish.

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    gemma hendry
    14th February 2016

    my favourite is rose white zinfandel and i would have it accompanying a cod in cheese sauce filled with prawns

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    Theresa M
    15th February 2016

    My favourite wine is Copertino an Italian Red, and I would cook Moussaka to go with it. Not because it goes particularly well, but simply because it is my favourite dish :0)

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    Jason Tolliss
    15th February 2016

    I like a nice dry red, always good with roast game.

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    Dale Dow
    15th February 2016

    Rose but love it with dry roasted peanuts

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    Mandi Davison
    15th February 2016

    Chateneuf du pape and rib of beef! 🙂

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    Sarah Lewis
    15th February 2016

    I enjoy a good white wine in particular a chardonnay which I would serve with a nice Beef Wellington and all the trimmings.

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    Lauren Old
    15th February 2016

    I like most rose wines and I would cook a spaghetti carbonara to enjoy with it

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    jessica cook
    15th February 2016

    I love prosecco and would have it with a lovely curry

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    Tim Woolfenden
    15th February 2016

    Love a nice red. A touch added to gravy on a roast beef dinner is lush!

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    Alison Clark
    15th February 2016

    My favourite wine is a pinot I can drink it on its own or with any pasta dish I think it goes really well.

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    Sarah Parker
    15th February 2016

    I love full bodied red wine

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    Emily Hutchinson
    15th February 2016

    I love rioja and I’d cook steak to go with it

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    sue mcdermott
    15th February 2016

    my favourite is homemade blackberry, goes very well with a pizza

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      15th February 2016

      My mother used to make the most fabulous blackberry wine. I haven’t and any for years.

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    Helen Craigs
    15th February 2016

    I love a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and I would prepare a Mediterranean platter of olives, sun-dried tomato bread, cured meats, cheeses, nuts and aioli

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    Roseanna Scott
    15th February 2016

    my favorite is chardonnay. i could cook a chicken dish like chicken pasta with it

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    jill Stone
    15th February 2016

    White wine is my favourite as it goes with almost everything !

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    liz ferguson
    15th February 2016

    Red wine with beef and mushrooms cooked out for hoursx

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    Kay Broomfield
    15th February 2016

    I like a crisp Chardonnay or a fresh Pinot Grigio and I’d pair this with a mushroom risotto.

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    Patricia Whittaker
    15th February 2016

    My favourite wine is Rioja. I would prepare a lamb tagine with couscous to go with it.

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    Rachel S
    15th February 2016

    Pretty much any nice red with a vegetarian stir fry

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    15th February 2016

    I like Rioja with a tasty selection of Spanish tapas

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    Claire Reavy
    15th February 2016

    My favourite wine is Sauvignon Blanc, I like to drink it with a lovely risotto.

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    Kate Sabin-Burns
    15th February 2016

    I love a good sweet white, or a sparkling white wine. I’m easily pleased, I’m rubbish at matching wine to food though

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    Tracey McPartland
    15th February 2016

    I love a light crispy Chardonnay as an accompaniment to any meal

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    Zoe Graham
    15th February 2016

    Prosecco and you can have anything with it!

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    15th February 2016

    In the winter, my favorite kind of wine is a velvety, smooth, rich red. In the summer, I love delicate, fruity, light whites. Neither should be over sweet, nor too dry. I tend to splash a bit of white or red in with chicken dishes 🙂

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    carys thorp
    15th February 2016

    what a great giveaway!

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    jackie beckett
    15th February 2016

    i love a sweet white wine with a mushroom rissotto

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    Michelle Wild
    15th February 2016

    I prefer white wine but do drink red to keep my iron levels up! My favourite is chardonnay but I do love beaujolaise nouveau day.

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    Jill fairbanks
    15th February 2016

    I love a full bodied red and love to have with a steak or alternatively a mixture of strong cheeses

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    chetyl hadfield
    15th February 2016

    I love Pinot Grigio to accompany a chicken based dish

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    15th February 2016

    White wine. I would probably pair it with a nice chicken dish.

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    Erica Price
    15th February 2016

    I like full blooded wines like burgundy which I would use with Beef Bourguignon

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    Alix Smith
    15th February 2016

    I love Shiraz & I love to use it in a rich beef stew

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    kathryn scholz
    15th February 2016

    I love cabernet sauvignon and would pair it with steak bavette or a good Stilton.

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    Emily Fowler
    15th February 2016

    I’m partial to a Sauvignon Blanc, and I’d make a seafood pasta dish to go with it 🙂

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    Beryl drake
    15th February 2016

    I love a Chardonney to accompany a chicken in mushroom sauce dish

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    Claire Ward
    15th February 2016

    I prefer rose but one occasion enjoy white wine. Not to keen on red but my mum loves it

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    Petra Beck
    15th February 2016

    I love Sauvignon Blanc and I would prepare a seafood dish with it, like pan-fried sea bass with new potatoes and a crispy salad.

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    Chris Fletcher
    15th February 2016

    I love a full bodied red, like a Malbec or a Montepulciano with a decent bbq’d steak! Yum!

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    Lisa Mauchline
    15th February 2016

    I love a strawberry wine that’s made local to me in Scotland and enjoy it with steak or on its own

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    Victoria N
    15th February 2016

    A Cabernet Sauvingnon with a rich hearty beef stew perfect for cold days

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    Fiona K
    15th February 2016

    I like Puilly Fuisse. I’m vegetarian and find it goes with most things I eat

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    Ruth Wollerton
    15th February 2016

    Chardonnay with salmon – refreshing and delicious

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    helen newton
    15th February 2016

    I love a crisp dry Sauvignion Blanc I would love a Warm fish pie with creamy cheesy sauce and vegetables 🙂

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    15th February 2016

    I like Pablo Granache red wine, i love to have this when i bring out my cheeseboard and grapes, I also love to use it in my casseroles and to make gravy to go with my beef roast

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    Kat Lucas
    15th February 2016

    My favourite wine is Merlot and I like to de-glaze the roasting pan of a beef joint and make a sauce with it

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    amanda greensmith
    15th February 2016

    a nice Rioja x

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    carole Hiscock
    15th February 2016

    A sweet Spanish wine is my favorite, which would be lovely with a nice light chicken salad

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    Sarah Gray
    15th February 2016

    I love a Pinot Grigio with anything really, but specifically pasta dishes like lasagne. x

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    15th February 2016

    I love a nice full bodied Merlot, served with my fabulous Bouef Bourguignon..

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