South African food and drink

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New Year wines: drink less, drink better | Fiona Beckett on drinks
Putting the emphasis on quality rather than quantity is the key to a happy, healthy new year

Fiona Beckett

31, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Party wines: budget bottles that you’d drink yourself | Fiona Beckett on drinks
There’s no need to take sub-standard wine to a party again with this selection of well-priced bottles

Fiona Beckett

03, Dec, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Supermarket sweep: great finds among high-street wines | Fiona Beckett
There are some great wines hidden among all the usual suspects on the supermarket shelves, so long as you know where to look

Fiona Beckett

05, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Do you really know what’s in your wine? | Fiona Beckett on drinks
Finding a wine that makes little ecological impact is tricky. If it’s vegan, is it sustainable? If it’s sustainable, is it organic? Here’s a tentative pick through the minefield that is modern wine

Fiona Beckett

17, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How wine is adapting to the climate crisis | Fiona Beckett on drink
Our changing climate is forcing winemakers to adapt with earlier harvests and hardier grapes. Here is a sample of labels that can stand the heat

Fiona Beckett

27, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Get no kick from champagne? Try a different bubbly instead … | Fiona Beckett on drink
Champagne is expensive because it’s complicated and labour-intensive to make, but it’s just too dry for some palates. Luckily, there is some excellent alternative fizz out there

Fiona Beckett

06, Aug, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Big reds for high summer | Fiona Beckett on drink
Many red-wine lovers prefer their tipple with a bit of depth, regardless of the season. Here’s our expert’s pick of the punch

Fiona Beckett

23, Jul, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How to pick a party wine | Fiona Beckett on wine
Party wines don’t need to be fancy – they’re there to pour, not pore over

Fiona Beckett

11, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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How to choose picnic wines to please a crowd | Fiona Beckett on drink
We often think about what food people might like on a picnic, but much less about what they’d like to drink

Fiona Beckett

14, May, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Why 'vintage' doesn't always mean fine wine | Fiona Beckett on wine
Old wines may be revered, but they can develop eccentric flavours and there’s nothing at all wrong with more recent vintages

Fiona Beckett

05, Mar, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Why South Africa's winemakers need our help more than ever | Fiona Beckett on wine
Snap up Fairtrade Cape wines, help support beleaguered agricultural communities and get some choice tipples into the bargain ...

Fiona Beckett

19, Feb, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Red wines for autumn nights | Fiona Beckett on wine
Autumn and winter are a time for big reds from sunnier climates, so think malbec, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and merlot to add fireworks to curries, chillies and bangers

Fiona Beckett

30, Oct, 2020 @12:00 PM

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