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Vinalogy: Wine Basics with a Twist

Vinalogy: Wine Basics with a Twist

It has long been the holy grail of wine writing – how to make writing about wine interesting. For such a sensual product it can beRead More

Harvey Nichols Own Label Wine

Harvey Nichols Own Label Wine

That Nigel Slater is a wicked, wicked man. I mean have you tried his decadent chocolate almond cake or his sublime trifle (which I blogged aboutRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Locating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

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

Andrew Barrow
1 Apr
Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner

Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner

The world’s first ever crowd-sourced wine has launched following the success of a nationwide competition to find a new wine logo design. A housewife from Buckinghamshire,Read More

Favourite Wintertime Wines

Favourite Wintertime Wines

A challenge – pick three wines (one red, one white and a sparkling) as your ‘Favourite Wintertime Wines’ with the stipulation that they must all retailRead More

Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2

Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2

Cunard – the luxury cruise liner – have celebrated their 200th Transatlantic Crossing of the luxurious Queen Mary 2. Next year also sees the Queen MaryRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Nov
A Wine For Leftovers

A Wine For Leftovers

“Leftovers” – a simple word that frankly filled me with dread as a kid. “What’s for dinner” and “leftovers” gave thoughts of reheated cheese quiche (aRead More

Hidden Valley Shipwreck Shiraz

Hidden Valley Shipwreck Shiraz

Wonder who woke up one morning and thought it would be a grand wheeze to drop a barrel brimming with Shiraz into the sea, “just toRead More

The Very Best English Sparkling Wines

The Very Best English Sparkling Wines

The Judgement of Parsons Green – not perhaps having the same lustre as the famous Judgement of Paris – but this yearly event pitches English sparklingRead More

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