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A Wine For Curry 1 : Murgh Masala and Viognier

A Wine For Curry 1 : Murgh Masala and Viognier

I’ve never understood the ‘lads night out’ curry thing. The hottest, mouth-numbing, curry they can stomach and copious jugs of lager. I want to taste myRead More

Three Wines from A A Badenhorst

Three Wines from A A Badenhorst

“Here he goes again – banging on about how grape blends are soooo much more interesting than single varietals… he’ll be raving over some South AfricanRead More

Portuguese Big Tasting Wines: With Beef Stew and with Pork Ribs

Portuguese Big Tasting Wines: With Beef Stew and with Pork Ribs

It’s an ambitious series of linked events; live public tasting at Lord’s Cricket Ground, others at Waitrose Canary Wharf and the food hall at John LewisRead More

Food & Wine Matching Notes from Naked Wines Latest Jamie Oliver Case

Food & Wine Matching Notes from Naked Wines Latest Jamie Oliver Case

Arriving at the tail end of last week the second mixed case of wines from Naked Wines forming a regular mailing under a Jamie Oliver SeasonalRead More

Cordon Rouge and Patrick Jouin

Cordon Rouge and Patrick Jouin

Tastes change as you age. I’ve long held a dislike of mushy peas, parsnips and champagne for example. Bubbles in drinks leads to an expectation ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Speed Tasting Sonoma

Speed Tasting Sonoma

It was all a bit mad really. Four wine makers, a duo of wines opened in front of them and us given just ten minutes toRead More

Slow Roasted Lamb with Cockburn’s Late Bottled Port

Slow Roasted Lamb with Cockburn’s Late Bottled Port

One of the oddest pairings I’ve sampled recently – roast lamb and late bottled port. The lamb was cooked at a very low temperature for neigh-onRead More

On Sauvingon Blanc and Villa Maria’s Cellar Selection Sauvignon

On Sauvingon Blanc and Villa Maria’s Cellar Selection Sauvignon

There is an issue with Sauvignon Blanc. When it’s cheap, it’s nasty, rough, acidic and one dimensional. Even modest examples can lack complexity and a layeringRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Mar
The Best of the Loire: Le Concours des Ligers

The Best of the Loire: Le Concours des Ligers

The 24th Loire Valley Wine Trade Fair/Salon des Vins de Loire ran over three days (1st – 3rd February 2010) last week. In addition to theRead More

Pizza Express Leggara Wines

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