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Spot Lights in the Freixenet Cellars

Spot Lights in the Freixenet Cellars

I rather like the contrast between the bright and new, ultra-modern spotlights and the rough-hewn, cellar ceiling still in place after hundreds of years of use.Read 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

Charles Metcalfe’s Top Tips on Pefect Wine and Food Pairings

Charles Metcalfe’s Top Tips on Pefect Wine and Food Pairings

Charles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this weekend. He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site. CharlesRead More

Tasting Wine at Oddbins

Tasting Wine at Oddbins

Many a happy hour was spent in the Oddbins flagship store deciding on the contents of the Oddbins Wine Bloggers Case; here four photographs taken duringRead More

Oddbins Bloggers Case

Oddbins Bloggers Case

How would you react given free-run in a wine shop? Able to sample anything and everything on the shelves (with a price limit admittedly) to compareRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Naked Wines Australia

Naked Wines Australia

Following the launch of an office and retail internet site in California, Naked Wines have opened an office in Australia. As is their want they sentRead More

Cava Bottles in the Freixenet Cellars

Cava Bottles in the Freixenet Cellars

A dusty corner of the Freixenet winery cellar, visited as part of an excellent tour earlier this year (written up as Visiting Freixenet). The Freixenet WineryRead More

Glass of Rosé at Le Kiosk

Glass of Rosé at Le Kiosk

One of the first discoveries during the Naked Wines Australia visit, the wonderful setting of Le Kiosk, Shelly Beach, Manly. It is a hastily grabbed shot;Read More

Judgement of Paris Mural

Judgement of Paris Mural

The Judgement of Paris 1976 [wikipeida] as depicted on a huge wall mural at The Vineyard in Stockcross, Berkshire. My wide angle has distorted the paintingRead More

Wine and Food Tasting Mondavi Style

Wine and Food Tasting Mondavi Style

Wine and Food Tasting Mondavi Style – a guest post by my good friend Jeanne aka Cooksister. We have all been there. Four friends with busyRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wallingford Bridge and the Boat House Pub

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Apr

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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