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Martinez Cocktail Westin Excelsior Florence

Martinez Cocktail Westin Excelsior Florence

At the art deco bar of the Starwood Excelsior hotel in Florence they make a blinding Martinez Cocktail. Their cocktail menu lists just three ingredients –Read More

Bacchus Fountain

Bacchus Fountain

Tucked away near the exit of the Boboli Gardens in Florence, over-looking a rather forlorn corner of a car park, is this marvellous rendition of Bacchus.Read More

The Beer Place, Open Baladin, Rome

The Beer Place, Open Baladin, Rome

An imminent trip to Florence brings forth memories of last years trip to Rome… and the realisation that I still haven’t written up the wine barsRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Winery Worker, Sicily

Winery Worker, Sicily

Slipping gently into 2014… the excesses of the past month have final caught up with a run of chills and colds and the addition of aRead More

Tasca d’Almerita

Tasca d’Almerita

Black and White Photograph: The Winery, Vines and Vineyards of Tasca d’Almerita, Sicily taken during a 2013 tour by the Circle of Wine Writers

Miha Batic winemaker

Miha Batic winemaker

Just reminiscing over the last year and all the stimulating vineyard visits experienced during those months. Slovenia with the focus on natural wine was a fascinatingRead More

The Wine Lab at Planeta

The Wine Lab at Planeta

Two photographs for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot – both taken at the Planeta winery in Sicily. It was a delightful visit as part of aRead More

Concrete Tanks at Sarria

Concrete Tanks at Sarria

I think my stance on visiting stainless steel tanks is well established (although I have to admit that ‘sometimes’ they can be beneficial). At least stainlessRead More

Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

I once attended a wine tasting, many moons ago now, where a rather cocky taster gave us great hilarity as his, no doubt expensive, silk tieRead More

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

There were photo opportunities aplenty on the drive up to the Sarria winery in Navarra. But this was a wine trip, not a photographic one. TheRead More

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