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  • 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
  • Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for PhotographersAnnouncing Tuscan Wine Tour for PhotographersMy three passions, wine, food and photography, combine in a new venture – a Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers. Its taken the best part of a
  • 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
  • Supertravel Wines for SkiingSupertravel Wines for SkiingWines for Skiing; no not strapping a couple of magnums to your feet and throwing yourself down a slope ’cause that would just be silly. But
  • Glass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaGlass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaA carafe of the house vino, lightish, generously flavoured and slightly rustic but no less enjoyable for that. Washed down this mammoth dish of boar sauced
  • Sunday Brunch Se Sio on ArnoSunday Brunch Se Sio on ArnoWas it really over a week since I was in Florence? Thanks to those fine people at the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express,
  • 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
  • Tasca d'AlmeritaTasca d'AlmeritaBlack 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 PieA Wine For Fish PieAnother 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).
  • Drink Things - Wine and Beer in Print and On VideoDrink Things - Wine and Beer in Print and On VideoA quickie – a round up of the latest books culled from various press releases interspersed with a couple of wine videos all wrapped up in
  • 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,
  • Favourite Wintertime WinesFavourite Wintertime WinesA challenge – pick three wines (one red, one white and a sparkling) as your ‘Favourite Wintertime Wines’ with the stipulation that they must all retail
  • Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Cunard – the luxury cruise liner – have celebrated their 200th Transatlantic Crossing of the luxurious Queen Mary 2. Next year also sees the Queen Mary
From The Etymologicon

From The Etymologicon

Not having given it that much contemplation I always assumed that Marvin Gaye was walking through a vineyard for his 1968 song. But apparently not. And,Read More

Andrew Barrow
23 Jan
Raimat Vineyard

Raimat Vineyard

It’s a mammoth operation, industrial in scale, but the Raimat estate in Spain operates within strict environmental constraints and practises. Here, between the vines, are freelyRead More

Cognac Masterclass Live WebTV Show

Cognac Masterclass Live WebTV Show

Cognac Masterclass The video below is the result of the live webTV show held on Wednesday 18th January 2012 Whether it’s drunk neat or in aRead More

Andrew Barrow
18 Jan
Why You Will Be Drinking Tonight

Why You Will Be Drinking Tonight

Personally I thought today was just fine and dandy. It was going to be a ‘non-drinking day’ too but perhaps not if this Oddbins formula isRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Jan
Sunset Over Italian Vineyards

Sunset Over Italian Vineyards

The latest photograph in the Sunday Wine Shot series. This photo was taken looking towards the Adriatic as the sun set in glorious fashion to ourRead More

A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

A Vintage Wine List Circa 1956

Fancy a flagon of Safari Burgundy from South Africa or a “very full” Algerian Burgundy? Maybe a Spanish Sauternes is more your tipple? The most expensiveRead More

Vineyard Outbuilding, Skirk Winery, Italy

Vineyard Outbuilding, Skirk Winery, Italy

The latest photograph in the Sunday Wine Shot series. This is an image taken in the Skirk Winery, Fruili, Italy – a couple of small wheels,Read More

Raimat Vineyards

Raimat Vineyards

The view from the bedroom – and what a view! The Raimat Castle in Spain, has a series of rooms offered to visiting journalists, retailers andRead More

Every Wine Tells A Story

Every Wine Tells A Story

Just time to sneak in a ‘stocking filler’ recommendation before Christmas hits us with seasonal jollity, horrid knitted jumpers and an over indulgence of chocolate. AmazingRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Dec
Essencia Do Vinho, Portugal

Essencia Do Vinho, Portugal

I was lucky to be invited to the annual Essencia do Vinho tasting in Portugal earlier this year. This is a photograph of the main tastingRead More

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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

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Tons Duorum Branco

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

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Tons de Duorum Vinho Tinto

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