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Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Wine Tasting Note: La Crema Pinot Noir, 2005, Sonoma Coast, California

Since 1979, La Crema has pioneered the cultivation of Burgundian varietals on the Sonoma coast. This cool coastal region’s boundary begins with a narrow strip atRead More

A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

I’ve sampled this wine before – same vintage – way back in December 2005. Time has not been that gracious; just hope the wine hasn’t beenRead More

Wine Tasting Note: La Riada Old Vines Garnacha, 2005, Campo de Borja, Spain.

Wine Tasting Note: La Riada Old Vines Garnacha, 2005, Campo de Borja, Spain.

No mention on the rear label specifying exactly how old the ‘old vines’ actually are, sadly. (There really should be some legislation to define such statements).Read More

Andrew Barrow
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Three More Wines from Cigales, Spain

Three More Wines from Cigales, Spain

Continuing the round-up of a lively tasting held in Spain of wines from Cigales. [Part One]. Wine Tasting Note: Bodegas Hiljos de Marcos Gómez Salvueros TintoRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

A wine tasting session to select new additions to a merchants list. The Italian white wine section was looking a little drab, unexciting and neglected. ThisRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 Jun
Madfish Bay Wines

Madfish Bay Wines

An excellent meal at Du Vin, Henley last October was hosted by Michael Karrigan, who, at the time was the wine-maker for Madfish and Howard Park.Read More

Andrew Barrow
18 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: A-Mano Rosato, 2006, Puglia, Italy. Gently fruity nose, lovely bright, very pale pink in colour with a surprisingly weighty palate. Unlike several rosésRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: Tuatara Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Tuatara Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Tuatara Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand.Available from Surf4Wine for £7.99.I’m a great fan of Sauvignon’s and the punchy New Zealand stylesRead More

Andrew Barrow
6 Jun
Domaine du Tariquet – Two White Wines

Domaine du Tariquet – Two White Wines

In addition to the Domaine du Tariquet Rosé that made such an interesting partner to Garlic Soup I received two further wines in the range thatRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: Blue Nun Pinot Grigio-Riesling, 2005, Pfalz, Germany

Wine Tasting Note: Blue Nun Pinot Grigio-Riesling, 2005, Pfalz, Germany

I know what you are thinking – “What is one of the most risible big brands doing on a website that champions smaller producers, the obscureRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 May

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