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1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune

1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune

1000 Great Wines That Won’t Cost a Fortune From the World’s Best Wineries Such a world encompassing work has called on some of the top writers;Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Every Wine Tells a Story by Tara Devon O’Leary

Every Wine Tells a Story by Tara Devon O’Leary

A dip into the lives, the wine loves with an associated anecdote from a host of internet wine names. That I think just about sums upRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Grands Crus Classés: The Great Wines of Bordeaux with Recipes From Top Chefs of the World

Grands Crus Classés: The Great Wines of Bordeaux with Recipes From Top Chefs of the World

The first entry is Château Lafite-Rothschild crowned with a stunning photo of the famous building reflected in a lake. The next two pages are covered byRead More

Latest Wine Books

Latest Wine Books

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Andrew Barrow
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When Wine Tastes Best 2011

When Wine Tastes Best 2011

Cracked open a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc last Friday night. Feel sure it came from Waitrose and cost about a tenner. I’ve sampled itRead More

Andrew Barrow
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The Wine Opus

The Wine Opus

A Press Release highlighting a new wine book: The Wine Opus. A mighty selecion of wine writers have contributed to the book including Sarah Ahmed onRead More

Andrew Barrow
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UK Vineyards Guide 2010

UK Vineyards Guide 2010

Stephen Skelton MW has just released his latest, definitive and comprehensive guide to the industry: UK VINEYARDS GUIDE 2010, which is packed with detailed information andRead More

John Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2010

John Platter’s South African Wine Guide 2010

Just how much information can one guide squeeze onto its pages? The seminal guide to South African Wines – John Platter’s South African Wine 2010 –Read More

Oz Clarke 250 Best Wines 2010

Oz Clarke 250 Best Wines 2010

Oz Clarke has to be the most recognisable ‘face’ of wine in the UK. God knows how long ago he first stepped into the limelight alongsideRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Book Review: Robert Parker’s Great Value Wines

Book Review: Robert Parker’s Great Value Wines

Right, here is what you get – a thick little hard-backed book of 500 odd pages. Each of the 13 wine producing country chapters is simplyRead More

Andrew Barrow
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