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ALISTAIR GIBSON ON WINE: It might be a bit left field, but how about Rioja with the turkey?

I spent a few days in Rioja in the summer visiting producers and tasting new wines and vintages. It’s a region I love.

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Ching-He Huang

Food and Drink: It might sound crazy but we’ve being doing stir-fries all wrong, says Ching-He Huang

How many of us have lumped for a supermarket stir-fry mix, complete with sickly packet sauce, dumped it all in a wok, burned the bottom, and wished we’d just ordered in chow mein? We’re betting this happens a lot.

Youll need to leave your mincemeat for at least one week before filling your pies

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Get preparing your festive treats with time to mature


Fills 30 small pies

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The awards trophy

Sussex food and drink grand finalists celebrate success

The grand finalists in the Sussex Food & Drink Awards 2018 were revealed today following an intensive eight-month judging process, supported by a record 15,000 public votes.
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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2017

ALISTAIR GIBSON: Clouds part to reveal the latest vintage of this game-changer

Every year just around this time comes the launch of the new vintage of a wine that has in many ways shaped our supermarket wine shelves.

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All Bar One, Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth

DISH DETECTIVE: Sticky, dirty tables, a hairy glass and a waiter with shoe issues...

All Bar One, Gunwharf Quays

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Make the most of fresh figs while theyre still around with this lovely dessert

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A satisfyingly sweet treat after a chilly autumn walk


Makes six small tarts

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The Dolphin in Botley

THE DISH DETECTIVE: ‘Just about everyone is fed up, including the waitresses’

The Dolphin, High Street, Botley

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Studies have shown people who eat more nuts tend to have lower cholesterol and a lower risk of heart disease and some forms of cancer

Prolong your life: eat a handful of nuts a day

Packed full of protein, fibre and more vitamins and minerals than you can shake a stick at: it’s no wonder everyone’s gone nuts for breakfast sprinkles

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ALISTAIR GIBSON ON WINE: Flash! Bang! And here’s some
wallop to go with your fireworks

ALISTAIR GIBSON ON WINE: Flash! Bang! And here’s some
wallop to go with your fireworks

I’m sure you’ve already heard the screech of rockets firing into the night sky this week, but this weekend it’s the main event – fireworks night and all it brings.

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WATCH: Showstoppers all as pupils hold their own Great School Bake Off

SCHOOLCHILDREN drew inspiration from their favourite television show as they went head-to-head in a sweet-toothed competition.

Try roasting your leftover pumpkin seeds with olive oil and sea salt

LAWRENCE MURPHY: Bream with joy at the Crown Prince


Serves 4

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Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2013

ALISTAIR GIBSON: South African wine! You’re kidding – we only drink French

I was told an amazing story recently of someone who took a bottle of South African wine to a dinner party and the hosts turned up their noses saying they only drank French wine and wouldn’t touch ‘new world’.

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Kuti's of Wickham, Wickham Star Corner, Fareham Road, Wickham.

DISH DETECTIVE: If you are inclined to order your weight in food... ask for separate bowls

Britain’s favourite dish is undoubtedly curry and having a good curry house up your sleeve is a basic modern need.

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AA Badenhorst Secateurs Chenin Blanc 2016, Swartland

ALISTAIR GIBSON: South Africa is producing some of the most exciting wine on the planet right now

Every now and again I am fortunate enough to go to a wine tasting that reminds me just why the world of wine is so exciting.

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You can choose to decorate your muffins halloween-style, or leave them as they are

LAWRENCE MURPHY: A recipe that’s far from scary to follow


Makes 20

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It’s finger lickin’ good news as new KFC is set to open

FRIED chicken lovers will have a brand new place to pick up their favourite food when a new KFC opens.

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Peter Beech, Jennifer Beech, Philip Talbot and Ian Withall 
enjoy a drop of ale          Picture by Malcolm Wells (171013-5428)

From light ales to stout, there was something for everyone at Portsea Island Beer Festival

Hundreds of beer lovers descended on Groundlings Theatre for the annual festival.

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Australia's experimentation with grapes is paying off

Some years ago you would go to trade wine tasting events and there would be a hushed quote going round the room, ‘Please, please ABC’.

FOOD REVIEW: The Dish Detective investigates Brasserie Blanc, Gunwharf Quays

FOOD REVIEW: The Dish Detective investigates Brasserie Blanc, Gunwharf Quays

The thought of dining in Gunwharf Quays is one that makes me feel a little giddy. It has all the makings of a picturesque evening – the sun setting over the harbour, the fine dining restaurants… it really is a blissful way to spend an evening.
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