We love Victoria Moore’s new book The Wine Dine Dictionary - a wonderful A to Z of wine to choose with food - so much so we have partnered with Foyles Charing Cross Road to bring you a fantastic offer on the book (more detail at the bottom of this piece), but in the meantime here are Victoria’s stand out picks from Sip + Snack selections across London Wine Week.
1. The New Zealand Cellar
‘Grüner and guac’
The very existence of the NZ Cellar – a small shop filled with superb wines that are otherwise hard to find - is a source of great joy. Here they smash it into the back of the net: the piercing scent of an NZ white is great with guacamole, and clever to go for unusual (down under) grüner in place of ubiquitous sav b.
2. Hawksmoor Spitalfields
Domaine du Mortier ‘Les Graviers’ St Nicolas du Bourgueil 2015 with short rib nuggets
I want to eat and drink all the Hawksmoor sips and snacks. All of them. I’ve had to go for the two my eye first settled on. This is a 100% cabernet franc wine from a superb appellation in the Loire. Expect some earthy sappiness but also leafy red berries to go with the rich rib nuggets.
3. Hawksmoor Borough
Cesar Florido Fino sherry with bone marrow oysters
The slap of cold sea-spray; a tinge of iodine; the smell of just-baked sourdough…you’ll find those smells in the sherry and some of them in the bone bone marrow oysters too. But don’t think it, feel it. This one is all about atavism.
4. 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen
Mini cheese and mini pulled pork burger with Vin Dorrance Simply Rouge
The heft of this Cape syrah & mourvèdre blend finds a home in the rich intensity of the mini burgers.
5. 8 Hoxton Square
Riesling and squid
The delicate lime and minerals of Austrian riesling will cut cleanly through the garlicky, creamy aioli and the squeeze of citrus works nicely with the squid. Think of each mouthful of wine refreshing your palate so you can eat more, and taste it all better.
Victoria Moore at Foyles for London Wine Week
To celebrate the launch of Victoria Moore’s The Wine Dine Dictionary, we've partnered with iconic London bookstore, Foyles Charing Cross Road, to offer you a free copy of Victoria’s previous book, How to Drink, when you buy The Wine Dine Dictionary in-store. In addition, Foyles are offering you 20% off full price titles across their entire food and drink section through London Wine Week and until Sunday 18th June.
- Presentation of your London Wine Week wrist band at Foyles Charing Cross Road will entitle you to a free copy of How to Drink by Victoria Moore when you purchase a copy of her new book, The Wine Dine Dictionary.
- In addition, Foyles are kindly offering those who have signed up to London Wine Week 20% off all full-price titles from their food and drink section. This offer does not apply to already discounted titles.
- This offer is valid from Monday 5th June – Sunday 18th June 2017 inclusive.