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Oddbins Bloggers Case: Competition

Oddbins Bloggers Case: Competition

I know… I know… the news is pants-wettingly exciting. The blogging collective six have re-convened and selected a magical set of six wines just for theRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Nov
Japanese Food and Bordeaux Wines

Japanese Food and Bordeaux Wines

 food was exquisite, really, really delicious. Not a great expert on Japanese foodstuffs – the closest and most recent acquaintance being some dull supermarket sushi aboutRead More

Corkscrew

Corkscrew

A dying accoutrement or a vital item of equipment? Maybe the higher echelons of Bordeaux and Burgundy will retain the cork for evermore? Perhaps the ecologicalRead More

Andrew Barrow
28 Oct
Oddbins The Palate 2012

Oddbins The Palate 2012

The wine equivalent of the X_Factor was launched last June – a search for the UK’s finest amateur wine taster: Oddbins The Palate 2012. Launched toRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Taking A Snap: Martinborough Pinot Noir

Taking A Snap: Martinborough Pinot Noir

A familiar sight for those with exposure to bloggers – cameras of all types and sizes taking snaps or better of the wines just sampled orRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Oz Clarke My Top Wines for 2013

Oz Clarke My Top Wines for 2013

It is mid-October and far, far too early to be thinking of Christmas. But the publishing world is already releasing the annual wine guides. One ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Oct
Glass of Port

Glass of Port

The set-up might be familiar – a small glass of something deep red sitting upon a book with a scattering of almonds. This photo was takenRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Oct
Naked Wines Argentina Tasting

Naked Wines Argentina Tasting

An interesting idea – get a bunch of your best customers down to a tasting to root out their favourite wine; then list it. The tastingsRead More

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

Cirotto Sparkling Wines

Cirotto Sparkling Wines

Received an email the other day highlighting a series of video reports by one Robin Brewster; he describes his latest, on Cirotto Sparkling Wines as ThreeRead More

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