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Cocktails at Bite 2013

Cocktails at Bite 2013

I think my tweet at the time might have been an understatement. Unusual for me. The Passion Chilli Martini was certainly hot, hot, hot and tooRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Feb
A Glass of Bubbly

A Glass of Bubbly

Glass of bubbly? Don’t mind if I do guv… The first few sips were very impressive; then I made the fatal mistake of placing the glassRead More

Marquis Vodka Cocktails

Marquis Vodka Cocktails

Not wine, but a cocktail. Two in fact. This Sunday Wine Shot was taken last night; the opening drink salvo for a lovely wine and drinkRead More

Wine Triptych

Wine Triptych

One of the photo forums I post too occasionally set a challenge recently – to take a photo purposely out of focus. With the constant strivingRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Jan
A Glass Of Claret

A Glass Of Claret

This image, a simple glass of claret, has been in the ‘possible’ list of photos for the Sunday Wine Shot for a while. Why the delayRead More

New Build at the Kocabag Winery

New Build at the Kocabag Winery

A big space, newly constructed, awaiting the arrival of new stainless steel tanks. This is the Kocabag Winery deep in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. MehmetRead More

Vintners Hall Carving

Vintners Hall Carving

The spiritual home of the wine trade in the UK, the Vintners’ Company, one of London’s famous livery companies. This is one of a series ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Dec
Picking Okuzgozu

Picking Okuzgozu

Swollen, some split, others shrivelled – a bunch of Okuzgozu grapes (one of Turkey’s unique and indigenous varieties) rejected at the recent harvest and left onRead More

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

How can you sum up such a rich and fascinating country? Can just 21 photographs encapsulate hundreds of years of history, a near cultist devotion toRead More

Winery Stainless Steel

Winery Stainless Steel

You can’t visit a winery without seeing their tanks… and their bottling line… and their warehouse… and, as here, some piping. It’s at moments like thisRead More

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