WIN A BABEL FISH WINE DINNER; the Journal: Competition Taste Food Festival

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All too often, wine lists and menus are peppered with confusing terms that we don't really understand, such as sur lie and vielles vignes, escabeche and salsa verde.

They're a mouthful in themselves: we need the help from the Babel Fish from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, who can translate any language to any other.

That's what this lively entertaining fourcourse wine-tasting dinner aims to do and The Journal IS giving you the chance to WIN two places to the event at Blackfriars Restaurant on Tuesday, May 6.

Head chef David Mitchell has created a menu that is deliberately full of 'menu-speak', and on the evening, he'll explain the terms and even demonstrate some of the techniques involved.

Meanwhile, local wine experts will translate wine labels and terminology, talking you through the different wines and revealing invaluable insider tips.

Tickets are available at pounds 39.50, fully inclusive of wines by calling (0191) 230 5151.

For your chance to WIN, simply text JLWIN1 followed by a space, then your correct answer, name, house number and postcode to 84080 or call the competition line on 09012 292 345. …