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Pavillions Fete du Vin 2014

Pavillions Fete du Vin 2014

Going all arty today for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot. Yep, highly processed (aka photoshopped) but maybe not as much as many a instagram photo. TheseRead More

IVDP Library

IVDP Library

The regulator and testing centre for all still and fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley is housed in a suitably majestic building in the heartRead More

Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail

Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail

A change from the usual summer staple of gin, tonic and various fruit syrups or ginger ale. This week a rather decent Appletiser Gold Fever SparklingRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 Jul
Château Mauvesin Barton Bordeaux

Château Mauvesin Barton Bordeaux

The intention was to save this photo and use it as either a stand-alone Sunday Wine Shot or as part of a gallery of photos takenRead More

Over the Crumbling Wall

Over the Crumbling Wall

At the far end of the Quinta do Portal vineyard, a crumbling wall and a view stretching for miles across vines and Douro Hills. Taken aRead More

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin

Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused Gin

The gin itself has a beautifully floral aroma, a subtle Elderflower hue and a weighty palate (due to the sweetness) with an edge of spice and pepper. Cant say I really detected the Elderflower…. but it does make a damn fine G&T with Fever Tree Tonic. I did rather love it sans tonic, just over ice.

Andrew Barrow
20 Jun
Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style

Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style

What is the usual portrayal of rosé drinking in the summer? Pool-side lounging, the clatter of ice as the wine bottle is removed from the chiller,Read More

Oh No Not Another Vineyard Shot

Oh No Not Another Vineyard Shot

The same morning in Quinta do Portal as last weeks Sunday Wine Shot – Vineyard Gazebo. Further up the hill now, looking into the rising sun.Read More

Vineyard Gazebo

Vineyard Gazebo

The following morning, as I staggered bleary-eyed through the hotel tour, the manager with hand around my shoulders inquired how I had managed to get outRead More

Johnnie And Ginger Be Bold

Johnnie And Ginger Be Bold

A big, bold whisky such as Johnnie Walker Red Label demands a mixer to match. So began the instructions for this fun little experiment. A kit,Read More

Andrew Barrow
2 Jun

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