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The Great Supermarket Wine Rip-Off

It is a sad truth that the vast majority of wine, in the UK is brought on price alone – usually in supermarkets and more oftenRead More

Andrew Barrow
6 Apr
Berry Bros. & Rudd Podcast

Berry Bros. & Rudd Podcast

Having just starred in my own first audiocast everyone is now jumping on the bandwagon! Berry Brothers, the esteemed London wine merchant, skipping along at aRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Mar

Spittoon on WineCast

Well that was fun! For the last hour I have been sitting in an internet cafe chatting to Tim of Winecast. Hope he can cut outRead More

Andrew Barrow
18 Mar
Any Idea What This Is?

Any Idea What This Is?

‘First Time Caller’ ‘Long time reader’ Adrian sent me these images and asks “Andy, I bought this the other day….any ideas????????” Bugger if I know! AntiqueRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Mar

White Grapes Appeared 3,000 years ago

A genetic quirk just 3,000 years ago caused the appearance of white grapes such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, Australian scientist have deduced. It hasRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 Mar
How To Photograph Wine Bottles – 10 tips

How To Photograph Wine Bottles – 10 tips

After a recent rant concerning the poor quality of many images on wine merchant shopping sites here are some hints and tips covering How To PhotographRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Feb

Men ‘Pretend To be Wine Buffs To Impress’

Now I participate in the YouGov polls quite regularly but didn’t see the survey that this report is based on where one-in-four men try to impressRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 Feb
Wine Blogging Wednesday – Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging

Wine Blogging Wednesday – Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging

Is it the wine snob in me? Why have I never reviewed a bag-in-box wine? Have to admit though that they have this ‘image’, an imageRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Feb

Gluck on Terroir

God, the guy is an arse. I just hate his pomposity, his ‘this is what I say so it is right’ attitude and his way ofRead More

New World Syrah – the next theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday

New World Syrah – the next theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday

My participation in Wine Blogging Wednesday recently has been noticeable by my shear non-participation! For one reason or another the last two or three rounds haveRead More

Andrew Barrow
25 Jan

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