Curious Wine Blog

Prawns, Prosciutto & Prosecco!

With the kids out in the garden at every opportunity this time of year, the last thing I want to be doing is spending a lot of time cooking. Even picking up the ingredients for this beautifully simple appetiser from Niall couldn't be easier, as there's only three.

Wild Mushroom Pasta with Zucchini

As a lover of all things Italian, this devastatingly simple recipe jumped out at me, particularly for the main ingredient of wild mushrooms. If you can't get fresh, don't worry about it, dried mushrooms are great and available in any decent grocer.

Cod with Panko & Wasabi Crust

This week we asked Sean Fee, CEO of Look and Taste, for his favourite recipe from the ever-expanding Look and Taste video library: I’ve had a good couple of years to try out a few of the video recipes we have on lookandtaste and there’s a few that have become part of my limited repertoire, one o ..

Curious Spuds

As Niall Harbison is so quick to test out on us every Thursday, we love a good challenge, so in chatting recently with the Daily Spud, the web's most authoritative and creative chef and blogger on all things potato, we were delighted to accept the task of matching wine with spuds.

Waiter, my mouth is on fire

If you're a big fan of spicy food you could be forgiven for thinking that your choice of wines to dine with is limited. Go into any Indian restaurant and chances are the people around you are drinking either a Gewurtztraminer or the safe bet of the house beer.

Easy-peasy Frittata

When I was first coming up with recipes for Lookandtaste, this Frittata video was one of the first to be included as it is a recipe that I actually cook for myself when I have no idea what to make for dinner, am short of time and only have a handful of veggies and some eggs in the fridge.

Another Spanish champion: Paella

People often eat out when on holiday in Spain and love Paella but would be horrified about the thought of trying to re-create it when they get home but this simple video shows you that it is actually a great dish that can actually be put together in one pan and requires minimum washing up which is a ..

The Rising Star of Rueda

Just as its national team awoke as a sleeping giant of international football last summer, Spain has its own sleeping giants in wine terms. Most famous for the red wines of Rioja or the bubbly Cava of Cataluña, Spain is showing internationally that it’s much more than just one or two superstars.

Easter Lent-Busters from Curious

With Easter just around the corner it’s now time to start planning the long weekend and, hopefully, a lent-busting, chocolate-laden, recession-forgetting big family hooley! If (heaven forbid!) you’ve abstained from wine for lent, you can now start thinking about leaping head-first off the wagon ..

Savvy about your Sauvi

From the unfashionable and sometimes controversial Riesling to the height of fashion and consumer tastes in the last ten years, this week we turn our attention to perhaps a more contemporary great ‘food wine’, Sauvignon Blanc.