MAGAZINE: How to choose the perfect wine to complement the latest winter dining experiences

During the winter months, when it's cold and dark, there's nothing better than meeting up with friends and family for a nice meal.

Monday, 1st February 2016, 8:43 am
Updated Thursday, 7th June 2018, 10:15 pm
Choosing the perfect wine

With so many different fun and exciting dining trends these days, you’re never short of a unique dining experience to turn even the coldest winter day into a warming winter night.

But how do you choose your perfect restaurant? Is it based on the restaurants buzz, excellent customer service, innovative food, or the dining experience as a whole?

From trends such as locally sourced produce, to in-house butchers and fish markets where you can choose your own fish, eating out has never been so exciting. And it’s not just the food itself that we all look forward to, with many of us now just as interested in what’s on the wine menu.

Watch the video where we look at some of the biggest trends in winter dining, while Gerard Basset, one of the World’s leading sommeliers who also happens to be a restaurateur, talks us through his choice of French wine for a variety of styles of dining.

Whether you’re seeking an experience that is fun and quirky, or authentic and natural, Gerard has the perfect recommendation of wine to match your dining trend.

And, as well as recommending wines to suit the overarching dining style, Gerard shares his thoughts on the perfect French wines to match your chosen dishes.

After watching this video you are sure to impress your friends and family with you expert knowledge.