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Wine Tasting Note: Taylor’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Portugal.

Wine Tasting Note: Taylor’s 20 Year Old Tawny Port, Portugal.

‘Tis the season for port – trah la la. Who drinks port in the summer for goodness sake? Well me actually; a rather nice chilled whiteRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Dec
Wine Tasting Note: Croft Distinction Port, Portugal.

Wine Tasting Note: Croft Distinction Port, Portugal.

The first port of the year. It is a ‘basic’ ruby port – ruby being the intro level of port and one I guess most peopleRead More

Andrew Barrow
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WIne Tasting Note: Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Maipo Valley, Chile.

WIne Tasting Note: Penalolen Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Maipo Valley, Chile.

This is growing on me. Unimpressed on initial sample – yeh, it’s a cab. minty, blah blah… accompanied a simple meal of venison sausages and chive-spikedRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

A hearty meal was called for tonight; something warming, unfancy and wholesome; a Shepard’s pie seemed ideal. Fine mince lamb, chopped onion, a few herbs andRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay, 2004, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay, 2004, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Served at lunch with feta cheese stuffed pitta bread and later a dinner of prawns and homemade ciabatta bread. Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay,Read More

Two Chardonnays – disappointing.

Two Chardonnays – disappointing.

Ignoring the wines from the Saturday Bloggermeet (Spanish Wine and Food; tasting notes to come) I have sampled, nay, drunk two disappointing wines over the lastRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Nov
Wine Blogging Wednesday #15 – Small Production Wines.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #15 – Small Production Wines.

This months theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday is limited production wines; wines where there are fewer than 250 cases made. A difficult theme as selected byRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 Nov
Wine Tasting Note: Tamerici Sauvignon, 2002, Salento, Italy.

Wine Tasting Note: Tamerici Sauvignon, 2002, Salento, Italy.

Six wines I have sampled today; and they were all pants. Apart from one. Over-doing it at a Hallowe’en shindig last night didn’t help; tequila roséRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand. Available from Oddbins for £9.99.This is just bursting with orange-tinged, peachy ripeness. The nose is quietRead More

Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Chocolate and Zucchini is hosting this months WBW; the theme being wine with chocolate. Clotilde kindly supplied a recipe for making the cake. I duly followedRead More

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