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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

Brockmans Gin and Ginger Squared

Brockmans Gin and Ginger Squared

Autumn… no escape, it be here! G&T’s are so summer, so get with the season and try out a new cocktail – Gin and Ginger Squared.Read More

Andrew Barrow
16 Oct
Laphroaig Live 2013

Laphroaig Live 2013

Laphroaig Live 2013, now in its seventh year and this year’s show will be broadcast live from the city that never sleeps, New York. A ‘near-as-darn-it’Read More

Andrew Barrow
25 Sep
London Cru The First Grapes Arrive

London Cru The First Grapes Arrive

London’s first winery ‘London Cru’ took delivery of its first shipment of grapes, Syrah from the Languedoc-Roussillon. Here’s how it went… Backed by a partnership betweenRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Sep
Discover The Origin with Oz Clarke

Discover The Origin with Oz Clarke

Oz Clarke was at the Foodies Festival in Oxford last weekend. When it comes to knowing great wine Oz Clarke is about as close to DionysusRead More

Think How You Drink

Think How You Drink

Diageo has launched a new pan-European online campaign Think How You Drink to remind young people that drinking to excess can lead to shame and embarrassment.Read More

Andrew Barrow
24 Jul
A Drop of DropWines

A Drop of DropWines

A little insight into new UK wine retailer DropWines. Richard Verney (described as ‘Our Wine Expert’, which I assume to mean wine buyer) and the lovely,Read More

Andrew Barrow
16 Jul
Wine Videos: Rare Grapes and Food & Wine

Wine Videos: Rare Grapes and Food & Wine

Two videos for your delight and delectation… the first is covering a tasting I sadly couldn’t get to. It shows Dr José Vouillamoz who took memberRead More

Jacobs Creek True Characters

Jacobs Creek True Characters

Don’t ignore these… they might well be from Jacobs Creek, a brand so easily dismissed by wine-aficionados (“It’s a big corporate brand from Australia… run forRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Feb
Red Obsession

Red Obsession

A new documentary film Red Obsession by Warwick Ross & David Roach, is to premier in the upcoming Berlin Film Festival on February 14th. The film,Read More

Andrew Barrow
8 Feb

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