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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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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Food and Wine Matching at The FrontLine

Food and Wine Matching at The FrontLine

Luckily my diary for last Saturday was empty¹; so the invite for a meal at the FrontLine Restaurant was taken up with gusto. The evening wasRead More

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

Fortnum and Mason Sauvignon Blanc, 2007, Martinborough, New Zealand

It seems an anathema mentioning own-label and Fortnums in the same sentence. You really can’t get any more up-market than the famous London department store butRead More

Alessi Cocktail Shaker

Alessi Cocktail Shaker

I am sure there is a commandment that tells all not to covert ridiculously overpriced but gorgeous looking art deco-styled goods – just like this £155Read More

Andrew Barrow
28 Jan
Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Two stonkingly great wines to start the week – both whites and both from the same producer. I brought six different wines from Cooden Cellars aRead More

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Mine was the very last bottle at Cooden Cellars; how lucky was I! It arrived too late for December’s Wine Blogging Wednesday (where I had toRead More

Andrew Barrow
31 Dec
Two Wines From San Lorenzo

Two Wines From San Lorenzo

A delightful evening spent with The Cooksister delving into some foodie delights courtesy of Italian-deli site San Lorenzo. Wine Tasting Note: Fattoria Mantellassi Morellino de Scansano,Read More

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

As my slightly numb head this morning testifies, this humble little bottle of port is very, very drinkable. At just £4.99 it is also rather goodRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Dec
Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand

Wine Tasting Note: Sanctuary Sauvignon Blanc, 2006, Marlborough, New Zealand.Listed by Sainsbury’s for £6.99. Someone mumbled sweet pea – didn’t get that myself but the usualRead More

Wine Tasting Note: L A Cetto Petite Sirah, 2005, Baja California, Mexico

Wine Tasting Note: L A Cetto Petite Sirah, 2005, Baja California, Mexico

Many moons ago I ran, rather successfully I should add, a little wine merchants for a now defunct chain. One of the first wines I recallRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy

Wine Tasting Note:Bolla Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2004, Veneto, Italy.Available from Sainsburys for £16.99An absolute age since I’ve sampled, let alone drank, an Amarone – soRead 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

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Apr

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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Tons de Duorum Vinho Tinto

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