I make wine in Bordeaux and food is a thread that has been running throughout my life. In my teens, I was cooking in the family pub in the New Forest and years later, I ran the kitchen at our Cotswold country inn. Wine brings another layer of flavours and delight to a gathering around delicious food so I now relish choosing recipes to pair with my own red and white wines.
I don’t make wine for a living, I drink wine for a living! I’ve spent over 30 years living and working in Bordeaux as a wine educator, writer and guide. I went to Paris from the UK for a year, to study food and wine marketing and stayed. After eight years in Paris, I moved to Bordeaux to marry a local château owner and negociant and got knee deep in wine. Now I teach wine classes, run tastings and wine events around the world and welcome people on tours of the vineyards sharing my passion for Bordeaux.
Thank you to all our friends who have given us feedback, proof-read and listened to us.
Some deserve a special mention:
Sally worked on a number of recipes to pair with Château George 7 as she bottled her first wines and they have been reproduced here. So thank you to Stéphanie Bottreau (chef) and Sandra Hygonnenc (photographer) who were behind a number of the recipes and their beautiful photos on this site. Styling was by Lynne Clover.