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Vinalogy: Wine Basics with a Twist

Vinalogy: Wine Basics with a Twist

It has long been the holy grail of wine writing – how to make writing about wine interesting. For such a sensual product it can beRead More

Drink Things – Wine and Beer in Print and On Video

Drink Things – Wine and Beer in Print and On Video

A quickie – a round up of the latest books culled from various press releases interspersed with a couple of wine videos all wrapped up inRead More

Craft Beer World

Craft Beer World

The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from CopenhagenRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson

Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson

I’ve a single bottle of port remaining in the cellar. When I say cellar, any visions you have of extensive cobweb lined, dust encrusted racks ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Dec
Oz Clarke My Top Wines for 2013

Oz Clarke My Top Wines for 2013

It is mid-October and far, far too early to be thinking of Christmas. But the publishing world is already releasing the annual wine guides. One ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Oct
Sample page from WINE GRAPES

Sample page from WINE GRAPES

I’ve managed to gather a few sample pages from the forthcoming WINE GRAPES by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz. The images below are takenRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Aug
Drink Me! How to Choose, Taste and Enjoy Wine by Matt Walls

Drink Me! How to Choose, Taste and Enjoy Wine by Matt Walls

Page 35 – Blagging It, about sets the tone. “Now say one of the following: If it’s a recent vintage: ‘Quite developed for a young wine.’Read More

Andrew Barrow
8 May
Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Platter’s South African Wine Guide

Not sure I quite understand the significance of the coffee pot that Bertus Fourie is shown pouring his wine from on page 312; but it hasRead More

From The Etymologicon

From The Etymologicon

Not having given it that much contemplation I always assumed that Marvin Gaye was walking through a vineyard for his 1968 song. But apparently not. And,Read More

Andrew Barrow
23 Jan
Every Wine Tells A Story

Every Wine Tells A Story

Just time to sneak in a ‘stocking filler’ recommendation before Christmas hits us with seasonal jollity, horrid knitted jumpers and an over indulgence of chocolate. AmazingRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Dec

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