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  • Winery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonWinery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonA photo taken in Bordeaux for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot – rather apt as the group who went on the trip are meeting for a
  • Cocktails at ScarfesCocktails at ScarfesI have to say I do love this bar. The plush, slightly eclectic décor had me as I walked through the door, while the cocktails were
  • Charles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this summer. He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site. We
  • Petit Comptoir FrancaisPetit Comptoir FrancaisI cooked a guinea fowl the other week. Stuffed to the rafters with cured ham, walnuts, raisins and parsley. It was so stuffed in fact that
  • Visiting a Port House: Ramos PintoVisiting a Port House: Ramos PintoJust behind the lower end of the cable car ride in Vila Nova de Gaia stands a proud, mustard coloured building. This is the lodge for
  • The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarThe Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarA London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista Lounge
  • Quinta do Portal Douro PortugalQuinta do Portal Douro PortugalOn the flight home from Oporto, while waiting with increasing excitement the imminent arrival of the in-flight sandwich, I flicked through the TAP magazine. I had
  • The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist I might have let out an embarrassing yelp on the train up to London yesterday. To fill the journey I was scanning through my twitter feed
  • Cité des civilisations du vinCité des civilisations du vinBy the time the next Fete du Vin rolls round the grand wine project in Bordeaux should be completed. As we hurtled passed – as I
  • Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail A change from the usual summer staple of gin, tonic and various fruit syrups or ginger ale. This week a rather decent Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling
  • Château Mauvesin Barton BordeauxChâteau Mauvesin Barton BordeauxThe intention was to save this photo and use it as either a stand-alone Sunday Wine Shot or as part of a gallery of photos taken
  • Over the Crumbling WallOver the Crumbling WallAt the far end of the Quinta do Portal vineyard, a crumbling wall and a view stretching for miles across vines and Douro Hills. Taken a
  • Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinWarner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinThe gin itself has a beautifully floral aroma, a subtle Elderflower hue and a weighty palate (due to the sweetness) with an edge of spice and pepper. Cant say I really detected the Elderflower.... but it does make a damn fine G&T with Fever Tree Tonic. I did rather love it sans tonic, just over ice.
  • Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style What is the usual portrayal of rosé drinking in the summer? Pool-side lounging, the clatter of ice as the wine bottle is removed from the chiller,
  • Oh No Not Another Vineyard ShotOh No Not Another Vineyard ShotThe same morning in Quinta do Portal as last weeks Sunday Wine Shot – Vineyard Gazebo. Further up the hill now, looking into the rising sun.
Marquis Vodka Cocktails

Marquis Vodka Cocktails

Not wine, but a cocktail. Two in fact. This Sunday Wine Shot was taken last night; the opening drink salvo for a lovely wine and drinkRead More

Wild Over Pinot Gris

Wild Over Pinot Gris

Finally I’ve joined the Wine Society. The application went in just before Christmas, the first order arriving not long after. The reason for joining was simple;Read More

Wine Triptych

Wine Triptych

One of the photo forums I post too occasionally set a challenge recently – to take a photo purposely out of focus. With the constant strivingRead More

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Craft Beer World

Craft Beer World

The last few years have seen an explosion in the popularity of craft beers across the globe, with excellent new brews being produced everywhere from CopenhagenRead More

Andrew Barrow
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A Glass Of Claret

A Glass Of Claret

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FSWine Four Seasons Wine and Food

FSWine Four Seasons Wine and Food

 twitter tasting you say; wines and notes and things flying through the ether as questions are sent to the hosts? Sounds enormous fun… shame I can’tRead More

New Build at the Kocabag Winery

New Build at the Kocabag Winery

A big space, newly constructed, awaiting the arrival of new stainless steel tanks. This is the Kocabag Winery deep in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. MehmetRead More

Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson

Port and the Douro by Richard Mayson

I’ve a single bottle of port remaining in the cellar. When I say cellar, any visions you have of extensive cobweb lined, dust encrusted racks ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Dec
Video A Visual Ode to Wine

Video A Visual Ode to Wine

It all starts off a bit pretentious-like, all the time expecting some Hollywood A-lister to spout some meaningless rubbish about a perfume… and for all IRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Dec
Vintners Hall Carving

Vintners Hall Carving

The spiritual home of the wine trade in the UK, the Vintners’ Company, one of London’s famous livery companies. This is one of a series ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Dec

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