The Wine Dine Dictionary

Good Food and Good Wine: An A–Z of Suggestions for Happy Eating and Drinking

Victoria Moore

Published: 11 May 2017
Hardback, Other
170x240mm, 400 pages
ISBN: 9781783782093


'With apologies to Jamie and Nigella - The Wine Dine Dictionary is going to be my new kitchen bible. It should probably be yours, too' Metro

Want to pick the perfect wine for dinner? Wondering what to eat with a special bottle? Let The Wine Dine Dictionary be your guide. Arranged A-Z by food at one end and A-Z by wine at the other, this unique handbook will help you make more informed, more creative, and more delicious choices about what to eat and drink.

As one of the country's most popular and influential wine journalists, as well as an expert in the psychology of smell and taste, Victoria Moore doesn't just explain what goes with what, but why and how the combination works, too. Written with her trademark authority, warmth and wit, this is a book to consult and to savour.

About the author

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Victoria Moore has been writing about drinking since 1998 when she began a column in the New Statesman. She has since written for the Daily Mail and the Guardian, and is now the wine correspondent for the Telegraph. She lives in London. More about the author


‘A brilliant book: intelligent, accessible, and incredibly useful. This is my new "go to" bible for planning a meal’ Diana Henry



‘A characteristically unpretentious (no Pinot Grigio bashing for her) but immensely knowledgeable guide to matching food and wine... Briliant’ Caroline Sanderson

‘A proper go-to wine book stuffed with detail and brilliant ideas, I devoured it in one sitting and have been going back for seconds ever since’ Helen McGinn, author

‘Full of valuable, well-founded information. Perfect!’ Michel Roux Jr

‘How can you not love a book that recommends drinking a Rhone syrah with rillettes on one page and Earl Grey tea or an Islay whisky with kippers on another page?’ Sybil Kapoor

‘I can't think which is the better place to keep The Wine Dine Dictionary, in the kitchen or beside my bed, but either way it's an essential buy for any cook or wine-lover and a brilliant read’ Fiona Beckett

‘It is an unparalleled piece of work and I dived in with relish. The science-nerd in me loved the technical background to the complexities of taste and the writing is as delicious as the produce she describes. I shall keep it close by my elbow in the kitchen to act as a knowledgeable friend in pairing wine and food’ Jessica Seaton, author

‘Like having a knowledgeable, yet non-judgemental sommelier by your side... Interspersed with tempting recipes and insider tips from wine-makers, this is your ultimate guide to all things grape’ Lucy Foster

‘Moore, in her excellent new book The Wine Dine Dictionary, is illuminating on appreciating the scent of wine, noting that it is now claimed "that we can discriminate between more than one trillion different smells, making the nose arguably more discerning than the eyes or the ears"’ Susy Atkins

‘Such practical, down-to-earth advice is invaluable and means - with apologies to Jamie and Nigella - The Wine Dine Dictionary is going to be my new kitchen bible. It should probably be yours too’ Claire Coleman

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