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Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Defying its simplicity, the recipe for Baked Mackerel served with a Rhubarb sauce or compote, produces a delicious main course. Rhubarb is now in season, mackerelRead More

Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.Available from Oddbins (2006) for £6.99Yet another Kiwi Sauvignon. You all know the drill – fresh,Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Fox Creek Verdelho, 2004, South Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Fox Creek Verdelho, 2004, South Australia.

A single varietal but not a Chardonnay, a Sauvignon or a Riesling, the theme for this months Wine Blogging Wednesday. Scouring the shelves of Chile andRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Bacchus Reserve, 2003, England.

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Bacchus Reserve, 2003, England.

With a dozen plump and juicy king prawns bedding down amongst the slices of green beans the paella is almost done; deeply coloured rice retaining aRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down English Rose, 2004, England.

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down English Rose, 2004, England.

Another wine from a little box of goodies sent by Chapel Down; actually quite a big box with beers and several wines included. This has quiteRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Mar
Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Pinot Reserve, 2001, England.

Wine Tasting Note: Chapel Down Pinot Reserve, 2001, England.

Hell, why not? A bottle of bubbly on a Monday – decadent, crazy even, but certainly fun. Excessive maybe at just under twenty quid a bottle;Read More

Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

I dive into Oddbins as the splatter of rain develops a into a head-stinging hail storm. It is not going to pass quickly. With half aRead More

Vinho Verde from Afros.

Vinho Verde from Afros.

Received a batch of Portuguese wines the other day; unsolicited direct from the producer. In the accompanying notes there is a mention of a white madeRead More

Framingham Wines, New Zealand.

Framingham Wines, New Zealand.

More wines from the 25th Anniversary New Zealand Wine Tasting at Lords, these from Framingham Wines in Marlborough. The company name is taken from the villageRead More

Maven Wines, New Zealand

Maven Wines, New Zealand

I was bowled over with the Maven Wine range – from the superb packaging through to the flavours of the wines themselves. Based in the rapauraRead More

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