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Wine and Food. The Perfect Match

by Ronan Sayburn MS & Marcus Verberne

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About the Book

Written by Ronan Sayburn MS and Marcus Verberne, ‘Wine and Food. The Perfect Match’ features a comprehensive study of the world’s great wines, how to drink them and what foods to pair them with. Written with the passion of the true wine lover and aimed at all levels of wine aficionados, the book offers readers a wide range of choices to ensue the perfect bottle is chosen to go with a mouth-watering dish.

This book is an expert guide through the world’s greatest pairings and belongs in everyone’s cookbook collection, designed for both the coffee table and to be overworked in the kitchen.

The book is separated into two halves. The first half of the book is dedicated to wine, with Ronan Sayburn MS guiding readers through the mysteries of terroir, discussing the world’s best grape varieties, where they grow and why they taste the way they do. Advice is also given on the best way to drink different wines and how to host an unforgettable wine-led dinner.

The second half of the book focuses on food and features 100 dishes created by Marcus Verberne. The chapters are categorised into: Sea and River, Land, Garden and Sweet. The recipes range from classics such as Cassoulet de Toulouse, to the Asian-inspired Thai Octopus Salad, to the completely unusual Saffron-poached Apricot & Almond Tart with Roquefort Ice Cream.

Publisher: Jacqui Small, Published: 17/09/2020, ISBN: 9781527251908, Dimensions: 286 x 235 mm, Category: Food & Drink

“Even with good knowledge about wine, it is such a vast subject that it is always good to have an expert on hand, and this book is that expert.” Clare Smyth

About the Authors


Ronan Sayburn MS

Ronan was born in Scarborough, North Yorkshire and has been involved in the wine business for over 20 years. Previous experience includes Executive Head Sommelier for Gordon Ramsay among working with many other world-renowned restaurants. Previous winner of the UK Sommelier of the Year, Ronan has represented the UK in the European Sommelier Competition twice. Ronan is also the CEO of the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe.

Marcus Verberne

Marcus Verberne began his culinary career in Wellington, New Zealand. He came to London in 2001 and has worked with many high profile chefs as well as well as being a guest speaker at numerous food festivals across the country. Originally, Marcus planned to stay in London for just a couple of years; 20 years later, including roles such as Head Chef at Roast Restaurant, Verberne remains fascinated by the UK food scene.

“In this book, Ronan has collected 100 fascinating wines, to which Marcus has responded with really imaginative and mouth-watering recipes. And all irresistibly photographed.” Oz Clarke

Wine and Food. The Perfect Match

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