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  • Gin Lab Experience at COLDGin Lab Experience at COLDLocating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –
  • Tons Duorum BrancoTons Duorum BrancoOK, so my last wine reco was a tad over the top. It isn’t really the best wine I’ve had all year (the Mauricio Lorca Lirico
  • Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for PhotographersAnnouncing Tuscan Wine Tour for PhotographersMy three passions, wine, food and photography, combine in a new venture – a Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers. Its taken the best part of a
  • The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and ChocolateThe Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and ChocolatePerhaps a slightly over-ambitious claim but this info-thang does give some pointers to pairing wine and chocolate. It was drawn up by those lovely people at
  • Supertravel Wines for SkiingSupertravel Wines for SkiingWines for Skiing; no not strapping a couple of magnums to your feet and throwing yourself down a slope ’cause that would just be silly. But
  • Glass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaGlass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaA carafe of the house vino, lightish, generously flavoured and slightly rustic but no less enjoyable for that. Washed down this mammoth dish of boar sauced
  • Sunday Brunch Se Sio on ArnoSunday Brunch Se Sio on ArnoWas it really over a week since I was in Florence? Thanks to those fine people at the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express,
  • Black Country Metal Works Riot Wine RackBlack Country Metal Works Riot Wine RackDisaster! I was waving the Dyson about like a mad thing possessed, hyped by a fab tune on Craig Charles’ BBC Radio 6 show, and noticed
  • Tasca d'AlmeritaTasca d'AlmeritaBlack and White Photograph: The Winery, Vines and Vineyards of Tasca d'Almerita, Sicily taken during a 2013 tour by the Circle of Wine Writers
  • A Wine For Fish PieA Wine For Fish PieAnother wine from Les Grands Chais de France case sent my way earlier in the year (the other reviewed being Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition).
  • Drink Things - Wine and Beer in Print and On VideoDrink Things - Wine and Beer in Print and On VideoA quickie – a round up of the latest books culled from various press releases interspersed with a couple of wine videos all wrapped up in
  • Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionDomaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionA little box of wines was delivered the other week; inside a mix of red and white wine from across France. Also in the box a
  • Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner The world’s first ever crowd-sourced wine has launched following the success of a nationwide competition to find a new wine logo design. A housewife from Buckinghamshire,
  • Favourite Wintertime WinesFavourite Wintertime WinesA challenge – pick three wines (one red, one white and a sparkling) as your ‘Favourite Wintertime Wines’ with the stipulation that they must all retail
  • Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Cunard – the luxury cruise liner – have celebrated their 200th Transatlantic Crossing of the luxurious Queen Mary 2. Next year also sees the Queen Mary
Picking Okuzgozu

Picking Okuzgozu

Swollen, some split, others shrivelled – a bunch of Okuzgozu grapes (one of Turkey’s unique and indigenous varieties) rejected at the recent harvest and left onRead More

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

How can you sum up such a rich and fascinating country? Can just 21 photographs encapsulate hundreds of years of history, a near cultist devotion toRead More

Winery Stainless Steel

Winery Stainless Steel

You can’t visit a winery without seeing their tanks… and their bottling line… and their warehouse… and, as here, some piping. It’s at moments like thisRead More

EWBC 2012  – The Wine and Food of Turkey

EWBC 2012 – The Wine and Food of Turkey

The EWBC conferences bring together the most generous of souls; I’m yet to meet a wine lover who doesn’t delight in sharing the bottle in hisRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Kavaklidere Vineyard

Kavaklidere Vineyard

One of the most remote regions I have travelled to recently – Cappadocia in Turkey. Safe to say a rather wild landscape and one with onlyRead More

EWBC 2012 – The People

EWBC 2012 – The People

The people, the country and the wine – the three strands that combined to make the 2012 European Wine Bloggers Conference such a success. Here aRead More

Courvoisier Punch Recipe

Courvoisier Punch Recipe

A quick and easy to prepare punch, perfect for the party season. Or up the Courvoisier ratio and serve as a more potent cocktail. Courvoisier PunchRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Cappadocian Vineyard from a Balloon

Cappadocian Vineyard from a Balloon

Not often you experience a vineyard fly-over from a balloon; this little scrap of dusty earth happens to be in a remote corner of Cappadocia inRead More

Tio Pepe

Tio Pepe

For this weeks Sunday Snap Shot a photo of sherry… Unlike many styles of wine, fino is best enjoyed as young as possible, and is alwaysRead More

Freixenet Mediterranean 75

Freixenet Mediterranean 75

A cocktail presented as one of the Freixenet Festive Cocktails. What makes the Freixenet Mediterranean 75 interesting is that it was drunk in Rick’s Bar AmericainRead More

Andrew Barrow
7 Nov

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A rather tenuous link to wine photo for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot I’m afraid. Taken this morning, at dawn, a photo of Wallingford bridge asRead More

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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

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Tons Duorum Branco

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

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