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Martinborough Pinot Noir

Martinborough Pinot Noir

Following on from my dismal attempts at small talk (like speeches, not my forte) I settled in for tasting various wines with the two cheeses thatRead More

Wines and People at the 5th ARSE Wine Tasting

Wines and People at the 5th ARSE Wine Tasting

Andrew’s Really Secret Event The First Rule of ARSE – do not talk about ARSE The Second Rule of ARSE – do not attend with aRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Piggy Bank Wine

Piggy Bank Wine

It’s pretty much a given that wine in general and wine retailing specifically has not really grasped the ‘social media’ aspects of the internet. Despite allRead More

Wine Odyssey Australia

Wine Odyssey Australia

The Wine Odyssey Australia or the place I first sampled Grange… There was more than a touch of the decadent, of a burlesque establishment, especially inRead More

The Vineyard at Stockcross

The Vineyard at Stockcross

I have to admit feeling more than a little smug. I’m certain the others at my end of the table were awed by my tasting prowess,Read More

Naked Wines Argentinean Rising Star

Naked Wines Argentinean Rising Star

It’s a non-painful affliction, apart from a certain embarrassment, but I am sure I wasn’t the only one suffering from Malbec finger last week. The conditionRead More

Shake the Base – Cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria Syon Park

Shake the Base – Cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria Syon Park

Fourteen Fucking Quid for a cocktail?! Sorry for the swearing; I generally dislike such language in blog posts (sorry Old Parn) but on this occasion IRead More

Andrew Barrow
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South African Wine at LIWF

South African Wine at LIWF

A guest post from pal Jeanne Horak-Druiff aka famed London-based South African blogger/writer/photographer CookSister offering a unique angle to the UK’s major wine trade event theRead More

In Pictures: More From ARSE4

In Pictures: More From ARSE4

The full list of the ‘official wines’ those speed tasted on the three tables is up on Adegga… Each producer was showcasing one wine and hadRead More

In Pictures: ARSE4 The People

In Pictures: ARSE4 The People

They came like bees to the proverbial pot of locally sourced honey – a selection of the UK’s top wine, food and drink bloggers headed toRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 May

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