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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

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard

d’Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard Grenache 2009 – the latest in the regular Sunday Wine Snapshots series highlighting photographs with a wine related theme

Wine With Cheese

Wine With Cheese

At lunch yesterday I sat next to a winemaker. Scrabbling for something to keep the conversation going, I enquired if he was a red wine withRead More

Andrew Barrow
27 Sep
Wines and People at the 5th ARSE Wine Tasting

Wines and People at the 5th ARSE Wine Tasting

Andrew’s Really Secret Event The First Rule of ARSE – do not talk about ARSE The Second Rule of ARSE – do not attend with aRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Sep
Tucumen Cabernet Sauvignon

Tucumen Cabernet Sauvignon

A busy time in the wine trade. It seems the moment the kiddies returned to school the PR companies and retailers received a shot in theRead More

Beer Barrels

Beer Barrels

This photo is rather old, taken in fact, way back in 2006 not long after purchasing my faithful Canon 350D. At the time I had aRead More

Bacardi Oakheart Cocktail Recipes

Bacardi Oakheart Cocktail Recipes

Two cocktail recipes using the newly released Bacardi Oakheart Rum. Bacardi Oakheart? Its new… according to the press release: Bacardi turns 150 this year and asRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Sep
Gentlemans Bar, Celebrity Eclipse

Gentlemans Bar, Celebrity Eclipse

A very good friend of mine mentioned, earlier this week, that they had received an invitation for a two night mini cruise on board one ofRead More

Susy Atkins Top Wine Tips Video

Susy Atkins Top Wine Tips Video

Last weekend Susy Atkins was at the Foodies Festival in Oxford, hosting a wine masterclass to a packed house in the marquee set up on site.Read More

Andrew Barrow
29 Aug
Under Wraps – Champagne Bottles

Under Wraps – Champagne Bottles

A whole mass of bottles about to be served blind for approval or dismissal at the English leg of the Naked Wines Zero to Hero Tasting.Read More

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