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  • Gin Lab Experience at COLDGin Lab Experience at COLDLocating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –
  • Tons Duorum BrancoTons Duorum BrancoOK, so my last wine reco was a tad over the top. It isn’t really the best wine I’ve had all year (the Mauricio Lorca Lirico
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  • The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and ChocolateThe Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and ChocolatePerhaps a slightly over-ambitious claim but this info-thang does give some pointers to pairing wine and chocolate. It was drawn up by those lovely people at
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  • Black Country Metal Works Riot Wine RackBlack Country Metal Works Riot Wine RackDisaster! I was waving the Dyson about like a mad thing possessed, hyped by a fab tune on Craig Charles’ BBC Radio 6 show, and noticed
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  • Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionDomaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionA little box of wines was delivered the other week; inside a mix of red and white wine from across France. Also in the box a
  • Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner The world’s first ever crowd-sourced wine has launched following the success of a nationwide competition to find a new wine logo design. A housewife from Buckinghamshire,
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Cantina Capponi Mescite

Cantina Capponi Mescite

In Florence, between via de’ Bardi and the Santa Maria in Soprarno square there is, barely noticeable in the wall, a little doored niche. Above itRead More

Wines of South Africa Democracy Video Series

Wines of South Africa Democracy Video Series

This coming April sees South Africa celebrating 20 years of democracy. Wines of South Africa (WOSA) has launched the first in a series of short videos,Read More

Glass Rack Mercato Centrale Florence

Glass Rack Mercato Centrale Florence

In a corner of the Mercato Centrale in Florence is a little bar, seemingly frequented only by gruff market traders. The glass rack at the farRead More

Martinez Cocktail Westin Excelsior Florence

Martinez Cocktail Westin Excelsior Florence

At the art deco bar of the Starwood Excelsior hotel in Florence they make a blinding Martinez Cocktail. Their cocktail menu lists just three ingredients –Read More

Bacchus Fountain

Bacchus Fountain

Tucked away near the exit of the Boboli Gardens in Florence, over-looking a rather forlorn corner of a car park, is this marvellous rendition of Bacchus.Read More

The Beer Place, Open Baladin, Rome

The Beer Place, Open Baladin, Rome

An imminent trip to Florence brings forth memories of last years trip to Rome… and the realisation that I still haven’t written up the wine barsRead More

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Winery Worker, Sicily

Winery Worker, Sicily

Slipping gently into 2014… the excesses of the past month have final caught up with a run of chills and colds and the addition of aRead More

Tasca d’Almerita

Tasca d’Almerita

Black and White Photograph: The Winery, Vines and Vineyards of Tasca d’Almerita, Sicily taken during a 2013 tour by the Circle of Wine Writers

A Wine For Fish Pie

A Wine For Fish Pie

Another wine from Les Grands Chais de France case sent my way earlier in the year (the other reviewed being Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition).Read More

Drink Things – Wine and Beer in Print and On Video

Drink Things – Wine and Beer in Print and On Video

A quickie – a round up of the latest books culled from various press releases interspersed with a couple of wine videos all wrapped up inRead More

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Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

My three passions, wine, food and photography, combine in a new venture – a Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers. Its taken the best part of aRead More

13
Apr

Wallingford Bridge and the Boat House Pub

A rather tenuous link to wine photo for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot I’m afraid. Taken this morning, at dawn, a photo of Wallingford bridge asRead More

9
Apr

Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Locating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –Read More

6
Apr

Tons Duorum Branco

OK, so my last wine reco was a tad over the top. It isn’t really the best wine I’ve had all year (the Mauricio Lorca LiricoRead More

25
Mar

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

Perhaps a slightly over-ambitious claim but this info-thang does give some pointers to pairing wine and chocolate. It was drawn up by those lovely people atRead More

23
Mar

Tons de Duorum Vinho Tinto

This has got to be the very best red wine I’ve sampled so far this year. Not sampled actually, more… savoured, relished, enjoyed, consumed… maybe evenRead More

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