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  • 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
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
  • Vineyard GazeboVineyard GazeboThe following morning, as I staggered bleary-eyed through the hotel tour, the manager with hand around my shoulders inquired how I had managed to get out
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  • London Wine Week 2014 EventsLondon Wine Week 2014 EventsA whole host of events is scheduled for London Wine Week (2nd – 8th June 2014). Plenty of opportunities for sampling at various bars and restaurants
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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
Sevilen Winery, Turkey

Sevilen Winery, Turkey

A set of six photographs from a visit at the Sevilen Winery, just outside Izmir in Turkey; a prime grape-growing region, Mediterranean climate an’ all. “InRead More

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
27 Nov
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

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For this weeks Sunday Wine Shot more stainless steel tanks! Hoop-d-dah. This rather grainy shot was taken in the cellars of Chateau La Dominique in Bordeaux.Read More

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Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

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The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist

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