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Combinations – A Wine for Steak and Mushroom Pie

Combinations – A Wine for Steak and Mushroom Pie

To be honest just about any decent red wine would go with this puff pastry topped Steak and Mushroom Pie. The herby flavours, juicy meat andRead More

Combinations –  A Wine for Baked Sea Bass

Combinations – A Wine for Baked Sea Bass

A heck of a while since the last food and wine matching exercise so today a wine matched to a simple, but delicious, fish dish. TheRead More

Three Wines from France: The Montagnac Range

Three Wines from France: The Montagnac Range

Judging an independent wine merchant on its cheapest wines is a great indication of the overall care the merchant puts into its overall range. It isRead More

Bellingham The Maverick Winemaker Chenin Blanc, 2007, Coastal Region, South Africa

Bellingham The Maverick Winemaker Chenin Blanc, 2007, Coastal Region, South Africa

No great debate in selecting a wine to accompany a Lentil and Bean Salad with a Chive Dressing – a Sauvignon Blanc would have been anRead More

WBW Just 7 Words – the round-up

WBW Just 7 Words – the round-up

Luckily my slightly off-beat theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday seems well received; plenty of thoughtfully produced entries. All the wines (bar a handful) were Italian reds.Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Cantine Sasso Aglianico del Vulture, 2005, Basilicata, Italy

Cantine Sasso Aglianico del Vulture, 2005, Basilicata, Italy

‘A picture paints a thousand words’ is said to be a Chinese proverb attributed to many (from Kung Fu Tze to Confucius), but it is justRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Food and Wine Matching at The FrontLine

Food and Wine Matching at The FrontLine

Luckily my diary for last Saturday was empty¹; so the invite for a meal at the FrontLine Restaurant was taken up with gusto. The evening wasRead More

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

It seems an anathema mentioning own-label and Fortnums in the same sentence. You really can’t get any more up-market than the famous London department store butRead More

Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Two stonkingly great wines to start the week – both whites and both from the same producer. I brought six different wines from Cooden Cellars aRead More

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Mine was the very last bottle at Cooden Cellars; how lucky was I! It arrived too late for December’s Wine Blogging Wednesday (where I had toRead More

Andrew Barrow
31 Dec

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