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A quick chat with Caterer and Hotelkeeper.

Just came off the phone to Ross Bentley,a journalist who is penning a piece for Caterer and Hotelkeeper. Not entirely sure I gave much in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Aug
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Henderson Gulliver Wines

Henderson Gulliver Wines

Did you know that the famous St John restaurant has a wine shop? And an online outlet too? Well indeed they do. HGWines (Henderson Gulliver Wines)Read More

Andrew Barrow
12 Aug
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Wine Library TV

Wine Library TV

I feel sure I ran across this site some weeks ago but failed to mention it (so thanks Kevin for the reminder)… Wine Library TV isRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Aug
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Combinations #5: Combinations Goes South

We move to Memphis, Tennessee for some real Southern cooking for the fifth round of Combinations. Benito, our host this month, has selected a superb soundingRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Aug
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Wine Tasting Note: Terre de Fumée Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Coteaux du Gennois, Loire, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Terre de Fumée Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Coteaux du Gennois, Loire, France.

I’m scratching my head desperately trying to recall if I am supposed to be buying a red wine (“Just buy the bloody bottle… it will goRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Aug
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Wine Tasting Note: Plain-Point Blanc, 2004, South West France.

Wine Tasting Note: Plain-Point Blanc, 2004, South West France.

Intriguing – a mix of grapes from Bordeaux and Jurançon, all in one stylishly packaged bottle. Details reveal that the Sauvignon Blanc (that’s the Bordeaux bit)Read More

Andrew Barrow
31 Jul
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WineBot – Grape Analyser

Is this little gizmo going to put wine tasters out of business? Japanese scientists have invented a winebot that can analyse 30 different grapes and combinationsRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Jul
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Combinations: Prawns and Fresh Herb Dip

Combinations: Prawns and Fresh Herb Dip

Araldica Madonnia Gavi There is nothing more vibrant than fresh mint; coupled with a little parsley, a little olive oil, lemon juice and zest and aRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Jul
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Unwins and the Million Pounds.

The administrators to Unwins, the off-licence chain that collapsed late last year, are attempting to recover more than £1m that has been held in limbo sinceRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jul
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Whisky Galore Remake Scuppered.

It appears that the remake of Whisky Galore have been scuppered with the film-makers arguing over anti-Scottish casting, finance and whether the project will go aheadRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jul
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