The North East's most candid food critic takes on a gastronoic marathon at Jesmond Dene House Hotel
As the latest Roux Scholarship is awarded, Michel Roux chats to Keeley Bolger about the contest and shares some tasty recipes for you to try at home
Rosé comes in many styles – from sweet and sometimes sickly to ultra-dry – but a good quality rosé should be bursting with fruit flavours
This week the Secret Diner visits Terry Laybourne's Cafe 21 in Newcastle for the first time in almost two years
Italian white wines aren't exactly packed with oomph, but if you want an uncomplicated light tipple then look no further
After the wine empire crashed down in 2011, the reincarnated Oddbins had a limited selection and was overpriced, but after two years all that has changed
With perfect timing, as the car turns down the drive to West Marlish Farm, the first spots of rain start spattering on the windscreen
Have a hot summer with a celery and blue cheese soup
Get ready for the month-long ‘Best of the North East’ festival where you’d be hard pressed to say the beer list was anything but exciting
Arguably the best value wine on the market, whether you like your Riesling dry or in a sweeter style, what's almost guaranteed is a bottle full of flavour
Britain's climate is ill-suited to grow many of the world's great wine-making grapes - but that hasn't stopped us excelling in sparkling wine
Our intrepid wine connoisseur stumbled upon a new way to enjoy her favourite tipple - when she should have been planting the petunias...
In the plethora of possible aromas and tastes listed at a wine course some time ago were, black olive, tar, wet wool and tinned vegetables...
THE Journal Taste of the County will again serve up a fabulous feast on Bank Holiday Monday.
No better excuse is needed to enjoy your favourite vintage than a bank holiday weekend - and the start of National Barbecue Week
The internet accounts for over 6% of UK wine sales – more than five times the worldwide average - a figure that looks set to double in the next five years
WOMEN’S handbags generally contain a peculiar mixture of the indispensable and the inexplicable.
Finding a top quality bistro is no laughing matter for the Secret Diner. Find out if the food at The Stand put a smile on his face
Chile has massively raised its game over the last decade through progressive, quality-conscious producers
THE face staring out of the photograph is unmistakable, whether you’re a football lover or not.