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Guinness Advert – Rhythm of Life

Guinness Advert – Rhythm of Life

The Guinness Rhythm of Life advert – perhaps the best drink advert of all time – although the award winning tic follows toc horses one isRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Crisis at Unwins!

Just received (unconfirmed but reliable) information that things at Unwins just keep on getting worse. Shop Managers ‘at an unspecified time in the future’ are noRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Chocolate and Zucchini is hosting this months WBW; the theme being wine with chocolate. Clotilde kindly supplied a recipe for making the cake. I duly followedRead More

Kacamak – Montenegrin Fatty Porridge.

Kacamak – Montenegrin Fatty Porridge.

During my trawl through the internet for all things Montenegrin, in support for the Mountain Valley wines post, I stumbled upon a selection of Montenegrin recipesRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Bottle Punt – Why?

Anyone know why wine bottles have the punt in the bottom?

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The VERY last bottle of Nun’s Island Whisky yours for £100,000!

The VERY last bottle of Nun’s Island Whisky yours for £100,000!

A bottle of malt whiskey from the Nuns’ Island Distillery which closed in 1913 has turned up in a wine and whiskey specialist shop in EnglandRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Aug

Wasting an hour – a world blog tour.

I have an hour or so to spare. How many blogs can I surf through just using the links in each ones side bar ? howRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Jul

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