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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
25 Jul
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

Freixenet Cordon Oro Semi Seco NV

Freixenet Cordon Oro Semi Seco NV

Five Days/Five Wines: Saturday 9th July Siva and Phil pop round for a coffee; forewarned I picked up three Butterscotch Pecan Yum Yum’s from Waitrose (99pRead More

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