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Penin Guide to Spanish Wine by Jose Penin

The bible for Spanish wine lovers is the Jose Penin guide. The latest version is about to be released in English. For over 25 years JoseRead More

The Big Book of Sherry Wines

The Sherry Council of Jerez has published the Big Book of Sherry Wines – a book described as ‘combining an educational almanac with a glossy coffeeRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Jan
Vermouth by Gerard Noel

Vermouth by Gerard Noel

Punt e Mes; a bottom shelf bottle back in the “them were the days” days of running a wine merchant. Not exactly neglected, more ignored andRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Dec
New: Fine Wine Magazine

New: Fine Wine Magazine

Sporting a white-bearded Coppola pontificating on a red wine on its cover the Winter 2006 issue of FineWine Magazine is now available. Fine Wine is aRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Nov
New Book: What to Eat With What You Drink

New Book: What to Eat With What You Drink

If you read a number of food blogs on a regular basis you wont fail to see a mention of a new book during October asRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Oct
Maori Names on New Zealand Wines.

Maori Names on New Zealand Wines.

I wonder how far this will get – it sounds great to me, a real attempt to inject a little unique New Zealand culture onto oneRead More

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