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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
  • 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
Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado

Viñas del Vero Tempranillo Cabernet Sauvignon Rosado

I can’t keep up. For three weeks I’ve had today marked in the Outlook calendar as Tempranillo Day, for some bright spark has designated today asRead More

Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India

Zampa Syrah 2008, Nashik Valley, India

Waitrose have released a batch of small wine parcels as part of a World of Wine Showcase. The parcels, spread out across the estate so notRead More

Oscar’s Red

Oscar’s Red

Parcel Force dropped my latest Naked Wines order by the door of number 27, my ‘across the hall’ neighbours. One box was successfully lifted into No.29Read More

Wine Sediments – bits and stuff August 2011

Wine Sediments – bits and stuff August 2011

A new Italian retailer has just launched, Design Wine, with the aim of offering British consumers relatively unknown Italian producers. “Currently, over 60% of the winesRead More

Parducci Deep Roots

Parducci Deep Roots

They’ve won an award you know; one celebrating their status as the “Greenest Winery in the US”. Dunno who decided this or who handed over theRead More

Bornos Verdejo, 2010, Rueda, Spain

Bornos Verdejo, 2010, Rueda, Spain

There use to be a tapas bar in my little country town; it didn’t last. While the food was great and the prices ok there wasRead More

Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain

Vina Pomol, Rioja, Spain

It’s an iconic little shack, seen a million times in wine magazines and publicity shots, emblazoned with the winery’s name. Shack is doing it an injustice.Read More

Shake the Base – Cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria Syon Park

Shake the Base – Cocktails at the Waldorf Astoria Syon Park

Fourteen Fucking Quid for a cocktail?! Sorry for the swearing; I generally dislike such language in blog posts (sorry Old Parn) but on this occasion IRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Morrisons Australian Verdehlo Chardonnay, 2010

Morrisons Australian Verdehlo Chardonnay, 2010

Five Days/Five Wines: Monday 18th July ‘Left-overs’; always has a depressing ring about it. But since childhood Mondays has always been left-over day. Time has notRead More

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France

Domaine Roux Pere et Fils Meursault Vieilles Vignes, 2009, Burgundy, France

Five Days/Five Wines: Sunday 9th July In the great scheme of things Waitrose being out of stock of fresh Tarragon is just a minor, trivial, insignificant,Read 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
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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

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Tons Duorum Branco

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

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