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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
Two Wines From San Lorenzo

Two Wines From San Lorenzo

A delightful evening spent with The Cooksister delving into some foodie delights courtesy of Italian-deli site San Lorenzo. Wine Tasting Note: Fattoria Mantellassi Morellino de Scansano,Read More

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

As my slightly numb head this morning testifies, this humble little bottle of port is very, very drinkable. At just £4.99 it is also rather goodRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Dec
Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand.Listed by Sainsbury’s for £6.99. Someone mumbled sweet pea – didn’t get that myself but the usualRead More

Wine Tasting Note: L A Cetto Petite Sirah, 2005, Baja California, Mexico

Wine Tasting Note: L A Cetto Petite Sirah, 2005, Baja California, Mexico

Many moons ago I ran, rather successfully I should add, a little wine merchants for a now defunct chain. One of the first wines I recallRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note:Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy.Available from Sainsburys for £16.99An absolute age since I’ve sampled, let alone drank, an Amarone – soRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California

Wine Tasting Note: Tusk ‘n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, CaliforniaAvailable from Waitrose for £9.99 What this wine has with Italy is anyones guess. This blend isRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Banderas Reserve Chardonnay, 2006, San Juan, Argentina.

Wine Tasting Note: Banderas Reserve Chardonnay, 2006, San Juan, Argentina.

Wine Tasting Note: Anderas Vineyards Banderas Reserve Chardonnay, 2006, San Juan, Argentina.Available from Sainsbury’s for £5.99. Peachy, baby… peachy. Oh, and pineapply too. It’s big, it’sRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal. Available from Independents including The Secret Cellar £27.99 and Nickolls & Perks £115.67 for six. DryRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Nov

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