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Piggy Bank Wine

Piggy Bank Wine

It’s pretty much a given that wine in general and wine retailing specifically has not really grasped the ‘social media’ aspects of the internet. Despite allRead More

Tractor Amongst the Vines

Tractor Amongst the Vines

A tractor doing what tractors do… in the vineyards surrounding the Rene Barbier winery in Spain. Tractor Amongst the Vines, Rene Barbier, Spain – the latestRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Aug
Sample page from WINE GRAPES

Sample page from WINE GRAPES

I’ve managed to gather a few sample pages from the forthcoming WINE GRAPES by Jancis Robinson, Julia Harding and José Vouillamoz. The images below are takenRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Aug
Champagne Sabrage

Champagne Sabrage

Taken earlier this week; a Slovakian sommelier demonstrating the art of champagne sabrage. No sword or scimitar in sight just, in this instance, a metal jug.Read More

Invivo Wines, New Zealand

Invivo Wines, New Zealand

On the doorstep a nice looking box hiding, (surprise!) wine! Specifically from Invivo Wines, New Zealand with two classic Kiwi varietals a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc andRead More

Freixenet Summer Cocktails

Freixenet Summer Cocktails

What I really puts me off making cocktails at home is the incredible list of ingredients you have to buy; so few stores stock half bottlesRead More

Andrew Barrow
31 Jul
Naked Wine Tasting

Naked Wine Tasting

Just a few photographs from the superb Sydney trip remain to be processed; my Australia flickr set now numbers 124 photos. Latest additions include those takenRead More

Leoube Rosé

Leoube Rosé

Earlier I was piling ready-made gin and tonics amongst the tubs of ice-cream and salad into the shopping basket when one of those beige people totteredRead More

Andrew Barrow
25 Jul
Wine Blog Awards 2012

Wine Blog Awards 2012

It is all rather exciting and totally unexpected; but spittoon has been nominated in the Wine Blog Awards 2012 under the `Best Original Photography or VideoRead More

Andrew Barrow
22 Jul
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

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