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Alessi Cocktail Shaker

Alessi Cocktail Shaker

I am sure there is a commandment that tells all not to covert ridiculously overpriced but gorgeous looking art deco-styled goods – just like this £155Read More

Andrew Barrow
28 Jan
Wine and Photography

Wine and Photography

I’ve been a little disappointed by the posts on Chateau Photogasm. Don’t get me wrong though. I think the concept is great – original, unique, fascinatingRead More

Andrew Barrow
28 Nov
Winners Announced Fairtrade Wine Tasting

Winners Announced Fairtrade Wine Tasting

The results of the first ever Fairtrade Wine Awards have been released. These wines are not only top quality for the consumers, but also open theRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Nov
Wine Bottle Grotto

Wine Bottle Grotto

A chap down Herefordshire way has built a garden folly out of 5,000 wine bottles. Richard Pim, 66 (as they always put in the newspapers), hasRead More

Andrew Barrow
22 Jul
Lindemans Apple Beer

Lindemans Apple Beer

No idea where this is available – it formed part of a mystery food parcel received from Belgium, but it is rather excellent. Not at allRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Jun

CRAV – Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc

Sounds like one of those shadowy organisations that James Bond sets out to destroy but CRAV (Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc region in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jun
Balance First – Some Thoughts On Tasting Wine

Balance First – Some Thoughts On Tasting Wine

If you put in the work to make sure you get the best grapes, the wine will almost make itself all on its own. What doesRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Jun
International Wine Challenge 2007 Medal Results

International Wine Challenge 2007 Medal Results

The 2007 International Wine Challenge (IWC), the world’s largest blind wine tasting, has announced its medal results, highlighting notable improvements from Spain, South Africa, Argentina, Chile,Read More

Andrew Barrow
22 May
Grand Golds From The Zarcillo Awards 2007

Grand Golds From The Zarcillo Awards 2007

After the hard slog of tasting the thousands of wines – not just by me you understand – the fun of the award ceremony, a fewRead More

Andrew Barrow
10 May
Say Yes To A Full Pint – A CAMRA Petition

Say Yes To A Full Pint – A CAMRA Petition

CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has just released new research showing that a shocking 26.6% of pints served in pubs are short measure by moreRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Apr

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