The biggest name in British women’s football, Hope Powell, dropped into footballers wines HQ ahead of the Women’s World Cup 2015. In this wide ranging interview she covers her whole career, from England player to England manager and goes on to reveal the kind of job she might accept in the future. Find out how.. read more →

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We were thrilled that our favourite football podcast Guardian Football Weekly gave us a little mention on the show yesterday regarding our campaign to save a playing field in London. If you want to help the campaign you can buy a bottle of our Rose – all proceeds go to the Dover Sports Trust, which.. read more →

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Footballers’ Wines was set up to make wine more accessible by using the people’s game to take wine to the people. But it’s time to ‘fess up’ that we have a slight ulterior motive. As well as caring about grapes, we also care about grass. The team behind Footballers’ Wines are involved in trying to.. read more →

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Football has always been about beer. But we’re here to change that. Via the website meetup we’ve set up a group for people who love football and enjoy wine (or at least want to get to know a bit more about wine without having to learn all the flowery wine speak) get together to try.. read more →

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THE FOOTBALLERS’ WINES WORLD CUP RANKING There’s 32 nations playing in the world cup. Almost all the best ones are famous for their wine. Of the top 10 ranked nations by FIFA on the eve of the world cup, only Colombia weren’t well known for their vino. By our count 18 of the countries battling.. read more →

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Ex-Chelsea, Everton and Scotland winger turned pundit Pat Nevin as you’ve never seen him before. Pat pops round to Emily Dean’s flat to watch a game. At halftime Emily challenges Pat to a blind tasting and asks him some fascinating questions.  They discuss Chelsea, Everton, why Pat tried not to score at least once every.. read more →

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In the back of the Footballers’ Wines office was a dusty old wine bottle that seems to have mystic divining powers. Just by spinning on the spot, the bottle could seemingly predict the result of any football match. For the first time we’ve unleashed it’s magic for all to enjoy, and will be using the.. read more →

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Snack Food and Wine Pairings Choosing a wine to accompany food instantly makes people think of a reading a massive wine list in a posh restaurant whilst an intimidating waiter in a penguin suit invades your personal space. But  matching food to wine is a simpler task than you’d imagine, and when you get it.. read more →

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Win Tickets to the Wine World Cup You can win two tickets (worth £60) to the Wine World Cup – a wine tasting event where you get a chance to sample some premium wines from opposing nations playing that day in the world cup. After the tasting  and some delicious food, you’ll get to watch.. read more →

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FW’s Guide to Prosecco and our selection of the best Prosecco available in the UK Prosecco is a sparkling white wine made in North-East Italy, traditionally from the Glera grape. It’s hugely popular in the UK (outselling both Champagne and Cava), making it Britain’s favourite fizz. Its popularity is pretty much down to the fact.. read more →

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If the England Squad were wines, what would they be? Roy Hodgson has just named his England squad for the 2014 world cup. Already there’s been the inevitable amount of criticism and analysis. But has anyone actually bothered to compare each player with a wine to give a fresh perspective on the the character of.. read more →

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Food and Wine Pairings Despite what some experts would have you believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to matching food with wine, as everyone has different tastes. We have however collected some good tips that should stand you in good stead when selecting a wine to go with a meal… read more →

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How much wine to buy for a party? Plan as methodically as Mourinho with this web app We’ve all been there. You’re having some people over and want to make sure that everyone’s well catered for, but at the same time don’t want to spend a fortune on booze. How to make sure you’re either.. read more →

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Emily Dean: Footballers’ Wines Host Emily Dean is the host of the Footballers’ Wines Video show but is is not your stereotypical football fan. She is the Deputy Editor of InStyle magazine and is a regular contributor on fashion and style to shows such as This Morning and the E! Entertainment channel. Her day job.. read more →

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Where to watch football on screen Barcelona’ Sports Bar – centrally located in Las Ramblas this bar has 16 HD screens so you won’t miss any of the action. During the World Cup, European Football Championships or other big tournaments, this bar screens every match and even has the option of English or Spanish commentary. La Rambla.. read more →

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Directions to the ground Estádio do Dragão Where to watch football on screen Ryan’s Irish Bar – a pub near the river Douro in the centre of town showing Portuguese football and Premiership football (so you don’t miss your fix whilst abroad)   The focus of this traditional pub is on beer and ales rather.. read more →

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Directions to the ground The Allianz Arena  METRO: Munich has an extensive public transport system run by the MVV. Starting from Marienplatz in the city centre (access from lines: S1, S2, S3, S4, S6, S7, S8, U3, U6) which an easily accessible station, take the U6 north to Frötmaning with the Munich football stadium being signposted.. read more →

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There are over 5,000 varieties of grape for producing wine around the world so it is no wonder that most of us get confused between our Grenache Blanc and Chenin Blanc. Listed below are the most popular grape varieties, their colour and a short description   read more →

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The Footballers’ Wines Tactics Guide to Wine Terminology Made Simple “Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win”. So said Gary Lineker after losing to Germany in the 1990 World Cup Semi-Final. You’d be forgiven for thinking that wine was anything but simple… read more →

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Where to watch football on screen Lava Lounge – A vibrant bar that prides itself as being “the perfect place to party” and is a great place to watch Welsh football. The bar is often packed with TV screens available for all footie fans when matches are on. Otherwise, it plays 80’s and 90’s music at.. read more →

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Where to watch football on screen 442-Sports Bar This bar has a British influence and serves drinks like John Smith’s, Strongbow cider and Beamish ale which are hard to come by in Italy. The pub is down to earth and holds a regular pub quiz night. Via Giulio Cesare Procaccini, 61, 20154 Milan Regional wine The  Lombardy.. read more →

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Our wine expert takes you through two familiar wine lists to let you know the tactics you should employ to get the most value out of a wine list.   read more →

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In this video our wine expert answers two big question about red wine: 1) Is the clarity of red wine anything to do with its quality? 2) What are the drips of wine on the inside of the glass, sometimes referred to ‘legs’ or ‘tears’.     read more →

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David Beckham Vineyard: The ultimate accessory What do you get the couple who have everything? Their own vineyard of course. David Beckham reportedly became something of a wine-buff during his spell as a Real Madrid player. When he moved to Los Angeles to play for the LA Galaxy David spent time in the vineyards and.. read more →

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Lionel Messi Wine: An Argentinian wine range that’s helping Messi to win over his home nation This is the story of how Lionel Messi Wine came to exist. We hope you enjoy it. If you’d prefer, do read some other footie articles or discover some useful knowledge about wine. Lionel Messi has an increasingly good.. read more →

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Bodega Iniesta produces Red, White and Rosé Andrés Iniesta Wine. Andrés Iniesta is one of the greatest players in the world. Since 2009 he’s never been out of the annual FIFA world XI, was man of the match in the 2010 World Cup final and has won everything there is to win. He’s widely regarded.. read more →

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Alex Ferguson Wine Auction Sir Alex Ferguson is to sell his fine wine collection estimated at £3 million. The 5,000 bottle collection was made during Ferguson’s long tenure in charge of Manchester United. He took up wine collecting in 1991 during a visit to France and it developed in to a way to relieve the.. read more →

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Dave Beasant – Footballers’ Wines Featured Guest Wimbledon, Chelsea, Southampton, Nottingham Forrest and England Goalkeeper Dave Beasant drops in to sample some unusual red wine and tell us his favourite stories from his playing days. Dave explains how he saved that famous penalty in the 1988 FA cup final, how a jar of salad cream.. read more →

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Mike Ashley downing pint at Arsenal At Footballers’ Wines talking about beer is something that we like to leave well alone. However when this video was brought to our attention of the famously reclusive Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley downing a pint at Arsenal we couldn’t fail to ignore it. If only Mike’s enthusiasm for.. read more →

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Alpine Pizza

February 25, 2014 0 Comment

Ingredients 500g strong plain flour, plus extra for dusting 2tsp salt 7g dried yeast 320ml lukewarm water a few dried breadcrumbs or a bit of semolina, for dusting For the topping 80g Gruyère cheese, grated 250g crème fraiche 1 large red onion, thinly sliced 140g salami, cut into strips Method Preheat the oven to 240°C/475°F/.. read more →

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Spicy Chicken Burgers

February 17, 2014 0 Comment

SERVES 4 These tasty burgers might look like they have a lot of ingredients but are actually really easy and definitely worth the extra effort to make them yourself. Ingredients 1 heaped tsp cumin seeds 100g mushrooms 500g minced chicken 1 onion 2tsp grated root ginger 2tsp crushed garlic 1-2 green chillies, deseeded if you.. read more →

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This post is brought to you by All That Jazz Wines – makers of fine New Zealand Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc Footballing Musicians We’ve all had a laugh at Footballers leveraging their fame to have a crack at making a flash-in-the-pan pop record. Gazza, Hoddle & Waddle and Andy Cole’s ultimately ironic cover of.. read more →

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This post is brought to you by All That Jazz Wines – makers of fine New Zealand Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc Top Improvised Goals There’s huge satisfaction for a manager when a tactic that his team has worked on the training ground all week comes off in a game. But there’s nothing like a.. read more →

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football chants

The story behind your favourite football chants plus 8 classic examples This post is brought to you by All That Jazz Wines – makers of fine New Zealand Pinot Noir & Sauvignon Blanc Any football fan will be familiar with the sound of football chants ringing around the stadium on a saturday afternoon. And anyone.. read more →

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Serves 6 This is a slow-cooked pork casserole with a good hint of paprika and a lovely sweetness from the peppers. While it is similar to a traditional goulash, finish it off with crispy bacon to give it extra zing, Serve with creamy mashed potato. Ingredients 1.8kg lean pork leg, trimmed of fat and cut.. read more →

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Simon Burnton analyses Italy’s wine making pedigree and their chances in the 2014 World Cup Catenaccio. Italy’s great contribution to the footballing lexicon. It translates literally as door bolt, and refers to a highly tactical method of ensuring that entire matches pass by with no goalscoring chances being created whatsoever. This is their gift to.. read more →

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A Zlatan Ibrahimovic led PSG gave a truly inspirational performance this weekend, with a staggering 5-0 victory over F.C Sochaux. Despite his world cup sorrows Zlatan hasn’t dropped his performance at club level; proving once again this weekend that he’s truly one of the most exciting players in the  modern game. With a constant barrage of.. read more →

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ex-Premiership star Jason Euell drops in to try some great value red wine and tell us about his playing career and move into coaching. BUY THE FEATURED WINES… Altavia Dapprimo, 2010 £9.50 Londoño, Rioja Alta, Graciano 2010 £9.74 Terre de Mistral, Côtes du Rhône 2011 £8.45 read more →

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After his appearance on our video show, Jason Euell was kind enough to sign a bottle of Londoño Rioja Alta Graciano 2010 – an unusual but very tasty Spanish Red. For the chance to win this special prize all you have to do is sign up for our ‘season ticket’ mailing list before 15th January… read more →

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SERVES 4 Serve with Terre de Mistral Côtes du Rhône 2011 This is based on a delicious styrian dish. the original is braised, but this is quicker and really convenient since you can make the sauce in advance and cook the steaks at the last minute. Ingredients 30g dried wild mushrooms 40g dried cranberries 800ml game.. read more →

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Make this delicious clam linguine recipe SERVES 4 The addition of mussels and chilli to the classic clam linguine recipe makes this a far more interesting meal. Serve this deliciously simple dish with Bruna Majé 2012 which is fruity with flavours of peaches and apricots. Ingredients 1kg mussels, cleaned 1kg small clams, cleaned 6tbsp olive oil.. read more →

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Ronaldo Hattrick v Sweden Having gone 2-1 down in this crucial world cup playoff to an Zlatan Ibrahamovic inspired Sweden, CR7 himself stepped up to fire home a second half hattrick and send an elated Portugal team all the way to the world cup. The manner in which three beautiful goals were executed and the.. read more →

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Make this tasty French Brioche Recipe SERVES 4 This Brioche dish is perfect as part of a fancy tea. The zingy fruits bring a new exciting spin to the classic french brioche recipe. The sweetness of the fruit with the acidity coming through from the Ricotta make this desert a great match for La Farra Prosecco.. read more →

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Easy to make roast chicken and samphire recipe, served with toum SERVES 4 The delicious pairing of chicken and samphire in this recipe, creates a dish that would be excellent as a light unch. Samphire is often served with fish, but it also goes very well with roasted chicken breast. Toum is a Lebanese garlic dressing with the.. read more →

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Make this wonderful recipe for fillet steak SERVES 4 This quick recipe for fillet steak, pan fried with soy sauce and garlic butter exudes richness and goes very well with Londoño, Rioja Alta, Graciano, 2010 £9.74 Ingredients 400g Aberdeen Angus beef fillet (preferably well hung) 1½tbsp vegetable oil ½tbsp of Japanese soy sauce 1tsp of garlic butter.. read more →

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Try this delicious aubergine pasta recipe SERVES 4 The complimentary flavours of pine nuts, pecorino and olives, really enhance the two core ingredients in this aubergine pasta recipe. Ingredients 400g aubergine, trimmed and cut into small cubes 90ml extra virgin olive oil 1 garlic clove, finely chopped 3tbsp concentrated tomato paste 25g pine nuts 10.. read more →

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Just when we all thought it was all change at the top of the Premier League Robin Van Persie reminded us that Manchester United aren’t such a bad team after all, coming back to haunt his old club Arsenal yet again with this smartly taken header. Man Utd are now just 5 points away from.. read more →

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Not a classic goal in itself, but for us this weekend the standout moment had to be the Edin Dzeko goal to make it 7-0 against Norwich. City’s record win in the Premier League and a real reminder of the quality they have in their squad. View all our champagne moments here. Our Sensational Sparkling.. read more →

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Bobal Footballers’ Wines resident wine expert tastes an unusual red wine – a Spanish Bobal. You can buy the featured wine from our wine store Native Bobal ranks second among the red wine grapes of Spain in terms of volume but you hardly ever come across it because it’s mainly used for blending. Its homeland.. read more →

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New Zealand vs Mexico: Whatever’s best, right now, is all that matters. England invented the game of football, and some would say their team should be treated with a little deference as a result. Instead, big-headed Swedish strikers strut about scoring 40-yard overhead kicks against them. Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s wondergoal in last year’s friendly was a.. read more →

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Tony Dorigo Our October show features Australian born ex-England left back Tony Dorigo. Tony has played for Aston Villa, Leeds, Chelsea and Torino and England. He chats to Emily about his experience of playing at Italia 90, being refused a transfer from Chelsea to Leeds, playing in Italian league football and his love of New.. read more →

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Tim Sheppard was the physio at Norwich City F.C for more than 20 years, and offers an unique insight into the changing world of football and the way players deal with injuries. In this episode Tim talks about what made Martin O’Neil such a successful manager, why you see a lot of players getting injured.. read more →

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Paul Mortimer started his career with Farnborough Town before joining First Division side Charlton Athletic.  In 1990 he moved to Aston Villa before joining Crystal Palace. He went to have a successful career in coaching, both in the mens’ and womens’ game. He’s now an ambassador for Show Racism the Red Card. In the first.. read more →

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How rosé wine is made There are four different methods of making that delicious pink stuff we all like to enjoy in the summer: Saignee (bleeding) This method is believed to produce the best quality rosés. The grapes are stacked in the tank and the weight causes the grapes to be crushed. The juice is.. read more →

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Champagne production is carefully controlled and regulated and it has to be made by the ‘traditional’ method. It is a lengthy and involved process and explains the high value of champagne. A guide to the different steps taken in champagne production: Pressing The grapes are pressed twice with the first pressing called the “cuvee” to.. read more →

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Try this fragrant reworking of a classic combination in this barley chicken recipe SERVES 4 A barley chicken recipe which isn’t a stew? The flavours and textures of this wonderful dish allow these two ingredients to shine in a whole new light.  Serve with Markus Schneider Kaitui Sauvignon Blanc £15.50 (http://www.footballerswines.co.uk/fwproduct/markus-schneider-kaitui-sauvignon-blanc-15-50/) Ingredients 4 chicken boneless,.. read more →

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Try this vibrant fish broth recipe a home: SERVES 4 This dish is all about the fish – it’s important to use the freshest possible. The water is turned ‘crazy’ with the addition of tomatoes, chilli and salt. For an extra boost to this fish broth recipe you can add a good splash of homemade.. read more →

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This fantastic whole duck recipe with lentils is perfect for impressing guests: SERVES 6 The richness of the roast duck and the earthiness of green lentils combine wonderfully in this stylish dish, and the intense flavours go well with the smooth Pinot Noir Familia Schroeder Saurus Select 2010 £12.95 Ingredients 2 whole ducks 3 sprigs.. read more →

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Try this delicious recipe for bbq pork skewers SERVES 4-6 These sweet and sticky skewers go well with Gusbourne Estate Pinot Noir 201 £14.99 The secret to what makes these barbecued skewers unique and so tasty is the use of lemonade. This tenderises the meat and adds flavour to the marinade. It does make a sticky.. read more →

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Try this wonderful stuffed squid recipe SERVES 6 The simplicity and finesse of this dish put it a step ahead of other stuffed squid recipes. The creamy and salty flavours in this dish go very well with Frantz Saumon Sauvignon de Touraine £10.99 Ingredients 6 x 200g squid 1tsp ground paprika For the stuffing 1 bunch.. read more →

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Add variety to your roast chicken with lemon and jerusalem artichokes SERVES 4 The beautiful combination of roasted chicken with lemon is only complimented further by the addition of Jerusalem artichokes. This dish is best served with lentils and pulses. It is matched well with our All That Jazz Pinot Noir 2010 £14.99 Ingredients 450g.. read more →

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Wine expert Nik Darlington takes you through how Rosé wine is made, guiding you through types of rose wine and tasting a classic example. If you like the look of the wine he’s tasting you can buy it from our wine store read more →

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Has Football Culture become.. Cultured? So let’s set the scene. Throughout history football and footballers have been frequently linked with the consumption of alcoholic beverages, though it would be fair to say that wine hasn’t really been the poison of choice, at least not for long. The game was first codified, in October 1863, in.. read more →

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Try this delicious warm kale salad with feta and pomegranate SERVES 4 Delicious on its own, this warm kale salad makes even more of a meal when served with mackerel fillets grilled until their skin is crispy. Try this with Château Léoube Petit Rosé Tout Simple 2012, £11.99 Ingredients 500g curly kale 1tbsp olive oil, plus.. read more →

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This delicious and easy to prepare meal is perfect for a summers evening. Try it with Bolfan Libertin Pinot Gris 2011, Croatia, £10.99 Serves 4 Ingredients 3tbsp rapeseed oil 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs 3 banana shallots, halved and thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼tsp chilli flakes 4 medium tomatoes, peeled, cut into quarters, seeds.. read more →

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Andrea Pirlo Wine: Produced in his very own vineyard This is the story of Andrea Pirlo’s love affair with wine. We hope you enjoy it. If you’d prefer, do read some other footie articles or discover some useful knowledge about wine. Whilst Italian veteran international Andrea Pirlo is known for his vintage performances in his.. read more →

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This great tuna steak recipe served with a fresh salsa verde makes a lovely dish SERVES 4 The pungent italian sauce made with capers provides a great contrast to the meaty tuna steak. Try it with Bruno Murciano La Malkerida 2011, Bobal, £9.95 Ingredients 500g small, evenly sized waxy potatoes, such as Charlotte, peeled 4 x.. read more →

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