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Le Rosy Causing A Storm.

Le Rosy Causing A Storm.

Le Rosy As reported in the “Depeche du Midi”, a French daily newspaper in southern France: “This bottle has scandalised feminists, not for its contents –Read More

Andrew Barrow
18 Dec

Unwins Close to Collapse.

I knew it wouldn’t last – Unwins is close to collapse according to the Times. I just hope all those who were slated for redundancy receiveRead More

Andrew Barrow
15 Dec

Unwins Shop Closures and Sell-Offs.

Unwins, as the Independent reports, has closed a batch of branches and has began selling off 40 more of its stores. Independent.co.uk“Staff morale has reached aRead More

Andrew Barrow
8 Dec
Wine Blogging Wednesday 16 – Judge A Bottle By Its Cover.

Wine Blogging Wednesday 16 – Judge A Bottle By Its Cover.

What should I select? One of those ‘funky’ labels with bright colours and cartoonish graphics or something more sedate, classy and refined. The gold on yesterday’sRead More

Andrew Barrow
7 Dec

Unwins Woes Continue.

The problems at Unwins – a 400 strong chain in the South East of England – continue. Not only are the stores totally empty of stockRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Dec
Pimm’s and Pimm’s Based Cocktails

Pimm’s and Pimm’s Based Cocktails

Created by James Pimm in his 1820`s Oyster Bar. Pimm began to market it ready-mixed in 1859, such was its popularity. It was taken as aRead More

Andrew Barrow
30 Nov
Diva Vodka.

Diva Vodka.

What’s all this about – an expensive vodka with a tube of ‘gems’ inside? Apparently the tubes are filled by severely disable people who gain muchRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Nov
Chocolate Infused Port.

Chocolate Infused Port.

About to appear in a present near you – probably from your gran – a Chocolate Infused Port. Sounds terrible. But Marks and Spencer’s have thisRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Nov

Tutankhamen Drank Red Wine.

An archaeologist has created a tool to discover the colour of ancient wine. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jane has also found that an ancient Egyptian drink, shedeh, wasRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Oct

Italy is facing a quality revolution.

Italy faces the major problem of dropping export sales in the face of energetic New World competition. Ten years ago, the Euro Old World controlled 90pcRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Oct

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