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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Locating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –Read More

Andrew Barrow
9 Apr
Tons Duorum Branco

Tons Duorum Branco

OK, 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 LiricoRead More

Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

Announcing Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers

My three passions, wine, food and photography, combine in a new venture – a Tuscan Wine Tour for Photographers. Its taken the best part of aRead More

Andrew Barrow
1 Apr
The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

Perhaps 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 atRead More

Tons de Duorum Vinho Tinto

Tons de Duorum Vinho Tinto

This has got to be the very best red wine I’ve sampled so far this year. Not sampled actually, more… savoured, relished, enjoyed, consumed… maybe evenRead More

Supertravel Wines for Skiing

Supertravel Wines for Skiing

Wines for Skiing; no not strapping a couple of magnums to your feet and throwing yourself down a slope ’cause that would just be silly. ButRead More

Glass of Wine at Trattoria La Casalinga

Glass of Wine at Trattoria La Casalinga

A carafe of the house vino, lightish, generously flavoured and slightly rustic but no less enjoyable for that. Washed down this mammoth dish of boar saucedRead More

Sunday Brunch Se Sio on Arno

Sunday Brunch Se Sio on Arno

Was 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,Read More

Black Country Metal Works Riot Wine Rack

Black Country Metal Works Riot Wine Rack

Disaster! I was waving the Dyson about like a mad thing possessed, hyped by a fab tune on Craig Charles’ BBC Radio 6 show, and noticedRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Feb
Cantina Capponi Mescite

Cantina Capponi Mescite

In Florence, between via de’ Bardi and the Santa Maria in Soprarno square there is, barely noticeable in the wall, a little doored niche. Above itRead More

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One of the highlights of a recent meal with Francisco Baetting of Errazuriz. He was rather proud of this (and all the wines on show toRead More

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