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Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Chapel Down & World Malbec Day

Today is World Malbec Day; who decides these things? Wasn’t it World Chardonnay Day a few weeks or so back? Wasn’t there a push for aRead More

Opening the Bottle

Opening the Bottle

From the huge bank of photographs taken during the excellent International Wine Tourism Conference held in Perugia, Italy and post-conference trips into the vinelands between PerugiaRead More

Andrew Barrow
15 Apr
Visiting Arnaldo Caprai, Italy

Visiting Arnaldo Caprai, Italy

Not long before lunch but the winter sun has barely made an impression; it is low in the sky its weak rays glinting off the vineyardsRead More

The Wine List

The Wine List

In retrospect perhaps overly ambitious; a thousand word article accompanied by a whole host of photographs. The editor bounced back the invoice “14 photographs too many;Read More

Caliterra Tributo

Caliterra Tributo

So… these here wines have received ‘sustainability’ certification; one of the first Chilean wineries to be so awarded. Forget your ‘natural’ wines or your biodynamic principlesRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Apr
Riojan Vineyard

Riojan Vineyard

You can tell by the shadows that this was taken with the sun at its zenith. This is not the best time for taking photographs butRead More

Rathfinny Estate

Rathfinny Estate

Mark Driver’s first view of Rathfinny was via Google Earth while on holiday in Spain. An excited call from his land agent , a view onRead More

Lot 18 UK

Lot 18 UK

Only had the extra-fast broadband connection for a week before it broke… hence no blog post over the last week or so, no Sunday Wine Shot,Read More

Andrew Barrow
28 Mar
Wine Glasses

Wine Glasses

It’s a fine operation. Lovely winery surrounded by vineyards, a welcoming ‘cellar door’ shop and tasting area and an on-site cooking school. This photograph, for theRead More

Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless Steel Tanks

It is one of my bug-bears; when visiting a winery for a tour they invariably love to show off their stainless steel tanks. Frankly once you’veRead More

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