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Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, South Eastern Australia. Threshers £6.99. Gadzooks this is a big boy. And I am not just talking aboutRead More

The Mountain Valley Range.

The Mountain Valley Range.

A range of wines, just launched, aiming to encapsulate a more international flavour and create a wine ‘brand’. I wasn’t expecting much from these to beRead More

Hendred Vineyard Goldberry Hill, 2003, Oxfordshire, England.

Hendred Vineyard Goldberry Hill, 2003, Oxfordshire, England.

A sultry and very still evening in South O. One of those evenings where you just know rain is on its way with that heaviness toRead More

A Wine for Paella.

A Wine for Paella.

There must be a hundred recipes for paella on the internet alone. A simple dish of rice cooked in chicken stock with as many variations ofRead More

What food with Gewürztraminer?

What food with Gewürztraminer?

Gewürztraminer intrigues me. The cinnamon-spiced, lychee and honeysuckle laden wine, full-bodied and most often touched by a level of sweetness is just so distinctive and individualistic.Read More

Wine Blogging Wednesday 12: Drink Local, Real Local.

Wine Blogging Wednesday 12: Drink Local, Real Local.

I cant think of a nicer wine than the one I have just drunk with my lunch. Maybe its the combination of sun and alcohol? ButRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Aug
TN: Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, South Africa.

TN: Stormhoek Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, South Africa.

Does writing this – my part in the first UK blog wine promo – make me a Buzz Agent? Gaping Void via Hugh Macleod, sent outRead More

TN: Pirie ‘South’ Pinot Noir, 2003, Tasmania, Australia.

TN: Pirie ‘South’ Pinot Noir, 2003, Tasmania, Australia.

I have been reading Ben’s Pinot Island Blog for a while now but always thought the wines from Tasmania were under-represented in the UK. Small productionRead More

Domaine Zind Humbrecht Circle of Wine Writers Tasting.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht Circle of Wine Writers Tasting.

Domaine Zind Humbrecht Circle of Wine Writers Tasting 14th June 2005Kettners Restaurant, Soho, London. Zind Humbrecht – perhaps one of the top producers in Alsace producesRead More

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