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Jubilee Beers

Jubilee Beers

If it is possible to wrap a Union Jack around it someone has branded it a special ‘Jubilee’ product. Good luck if you are a collectorRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Cava Cocktails at The Martini Bar

Cava Cocktails at The Martini Bar

Cocktails, Cava and Transvestites – Freixenet Cocktails at the Martini Bar It was the men’s reactions that were the most interesting as this aged transvestite saunteredRead More

Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Today is World Malbec Day; who decides these things? Wasn’t it World Chardonnay Day a few weeks or so back? Wasn’t there a push for aRead More

Rathfinny Estate

Rathfinny Estate

Mark Driver’s first view of Rathfinny was via Google Earth while on holiday in Spain. An excited call from his land agent , a view onRead More

Lot 18 UK

Lot 18 UK

Only had the extra-fast broadband connection for a week before it broke… hence no blog post over the last week or so, no Sunday Wine Shot,Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Why You Will Be Drinking Tonight

Why You Will Be Drinking Tonight

Personally I thought today was just fine and dandy. It was going to be a ‘non-drinking day’ too but perhaps not if this Oddbins formula isRead More

Andrew Barrow
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A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

Fancy a flagon of Safari Burgundy from South Africa or a “very full” Algerian Burgundy? Maybe a Spanish Sauternes is more your tipple? The most expensiveRead More

Big Bottles: Wine Bottle Sizes

Big Bottles: Wine Bottle Sizes

A guide to wine bottle sizes. What are the different capacities and names of wine bottles. Capacity (litres) Bottle Equivalents Bordeaux Name Champagne Name 0.1875 -Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Sediments – bits and stuff August 2011

Wine Sediments – bits and stuff August 2011

A new Italian retailer has just launched, Design Wine, with the aim of offering British consumers relatively unknown Italian producers. “Currently, over 60% of the winesRead More

South African Wine at LIWF

South African Wine at LIWF

A guest post from pal Jeanne Horak-Druiff aka famed London-based South African blogger/writer/photographer CookSister offering a unique angle to the UK’s major wine trade event theRead More

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