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Naked Wines Australia

Naked Wines Australia

Following the launch of an office and retail internet site in California, Naked Wines have opened an office in Australia. As is their want they sentRead More

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
3 Dec
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

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