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Grove Mill Carbon Neutral

Grove Mill Carbon Neutral

New Zealand producer Grove Mill has released a carbon neutral wine in the UK; not having seen any other wine claim the honour this could beRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Jan

Chinese Nude Run

At bit late on this one but Police in central China have scotched a wine maker’s plans for a mass Christmas Eve “nude run” which theRead More

Andrew Barrow
6 Jan
Domaine de Lauroux Armagnac

Domaine de Lauroux Armagnac

Ever heard of white Armagnac? It’s a new concept, an attempt to capture some of the successes of white spirits (vodka mainly), but is also designedRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Dec

Red Wine Is Good For You – Even Better If It Is From Madiran

Scientists in the UK are suggesting that red wines from two small regions, one in South West France, the other the island of Sardinia, have theRead More

Andrew Barrow
30 Nov
Thresher 40 Per Cent Off Voucher

Thresher 40 Per Cent Off Voucher

It’s a secret – but download and print the voucher and you can claim 40% off all wine purchases at Threshers. No promotion, no advertising, justRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Nov
Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure

Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure

Well it mad me laugh, even if others are not quite as enraptured. Oz Clarke author (author and wine expert) tramps around France with James May,Read More

Andrew Barrow
24 Nov

Wine Competitions – Money Making Scams?

Controversial article in the Times today discussing the role of wine competitions. Are, as they suggest, just money making schemes for the organisers or ‘scrupulously fair’Read More

Andrew Barrow
10 Nov

Asprinio – Obscurity Italian Style

Ever heard of Asprinio? Nope me neither. It’s an Italian white grape variety genetically linked to Greco; but obscure is its middle name. Even my fail-safeRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Nov
London’s Best Wine Bar.

London’s Best Wine Bar.

Guess where I was last week! If you follow SpittoonExtra you would of course know it was Vinoteca. This marvellous little place has another accolade –Read More

Andrew Barrow
23 Sep
Matching Champagne and Food

Matching Champagne and Food

What to eat with Champagne? There seems to be little available online in regards to specifics matches of champagne styles with food; excpet for a littleRead More

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Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

My three passions, wine, food and photography, combine in a new venture – a Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers. Its taken the best part of aRead More

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The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the Trafalgar

A London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista LoungeRead More

20
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Stainless Steel Tanks at Chateau La Dominique Bordeaux

For this weeks Sunday Wine Shot more stainless steel tanks! Hoop-d-dah. This rather grainy shot was taken in the cellars of Chateau La Dominique in Bordeaux.Read More

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Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

On the flight home from Oporto, while waiting with increasing excitement the imminent arrival of the in-flight sandwich, I flicked through the TAP magazine. I hadRead More

17
Jul

The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist

I might have let out an embarrassing yelp on the train up to London yesterday. To fill the journey I was scanning through my twitter feedRead More

14
Jul

Cité des civilisations du vin

By the time the next Fete du Vin rolls round the grand wine project in Bordeaux should be completed. As we hurtled passed – as IRead More

13
Jul

Pavillions Fete du Vin 2014

Going all arty today for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot. Yep, highly processed (aka photoshopped) but maybe not as much as many a instagram photo. TheseRead More

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