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When Wine Tastes Best: A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers

When Wine Tastes Best: A Biodynamic Calendar for Wine Drinkers

There are a huge number of wine producers following biodynamic principles; some proudly proclaim the fact on the label while others (such as South Africa’s Boekenhoutskloof)Read More

Andrew Barrow
5 Sep
Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart

Life’s Too Short to Drink Bad Wine by Simon Hoggart

Douglas dismissed this new book with little more than a sniff and a nod and a muttering of ‘tasting notes’ after barely a flick through aRead More

Andrew Barrow
27 Jul
PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine by Peter May

PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine by Peter May

A press release from my good friend Peter May on his new book PINOTAGE: Behind the Legends of South Africa’s Own Wine. Pinotage is South Africa’sRead More

A Guide to the Wines of England & Wales

A Guide to the Wines of England & Wales

I should just mention that I haven’t yet seen this new publication; the details below are from the press release but seeing how little coverage isRead More

England: Soon too hot for grape growing

England: Soon too hot for grape growing

Increasing summer temperatures could mean some parts of southern England are too hot to grow vines for making wine by 2080, according to ‘The Winelands ofRead More

New Map of English and Welsh Vineyards

New Map of English and Welsh Vineyards

Did you know that there are 163 vineyards in England and Wales? Those 163 are members of the English Wine Producers group who claim to representRead More

Andrew Barrow
10 Apr
Small Plates, Perfect Wines

Small Plates, Perfect Wines

Small Plates, Perfect Wines, a new cookbook from Andrews McMeel Publishing, featuring mouthwatering recipes and wine pairing tips, is now on bookstore shelves and available toRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Mar
Wine Book Club: Vino Italiano The Regional Wines of Italy

Wine Book Club: Vino Italiano The Regional Wines of Italy

I realise now why my order for Vino Italiano took an absolute age to come via Amazon and why it wasn’t available for loan from Oxfordshire’sRead More

Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass

Red, White and Drunk All Over: A Wine Soaked Journey from Grape to Glass

One thing that struck me when the end of this book was in sight, was that, despite its obvious North American style and focus, the numberRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Jun
Kendall Jackson’s Art of Terroir

Kendall Jackson’s Art of Terroir

To celebrate their 25th Anniversary, Kendall-Jackson is launching ‘The Art of Terroir,’ a coffee table book filled with photographs (stating the obvious there for a coffee-tableRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 May

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