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A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

I’ve sampled this wine before – same vintage – way back in December 2005. Time has not been that gracious; just hope the wine hasn’t beenRead More

Wine Tasting Note: La Riada Old Vines Garnacha, 2005, Campo de Borja, Spain.

Wine Tasting Note: La Riada Old Vines Garnacha, 2005, Campo de Borja, Spain.

No mention on the rear label specifying exactly how old the ‘old vines’ actually are, sadly. (There really should be some legislation to define such statements).Read More

Andrew Barrow
11 Jul
Combinations 14: A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

Combinations 14: A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

An Italian slant I feel is in order for the next round of Combinations. This recipe is taken from a recipe book that I have hadRead More

Three More Wines from Cigales, Spain

Three More Wines from Cigales, Spain

Continuing the round-up of a lively tasting held in Spain of wines from Cigales. [Part One]. Wine Tasting Note: Bodegas Hiljos de Marcos Gómez Salvueros TintoRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

Wine Tasting Note: Franz Haas Manna, 2005, Alto Adige, Italy

A wine tasting session to select new additions to a merchants list. The Italian white wine section was looking a little drab, unexciting and neglected. ThisRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Lindemans Apple Beer

Lindemans Apple Beer

No idea where this is available – it formed part of a mystery food parcel received from Belgium, but it is rather excellent. Not at allRead More

Andrew Barrow
20 Jun
Madfish Bay Wines

Madfish Bay Wines

An excellent meal at Du Vin, Henley last October was hosted by Michael Karrigan, who, at the time was the wine-maker for Madfish and Howard Park.Read More

Andrew Barrow
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CRAV – Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc

Sounds like one of those shadowy organisations that James Bond sets out to destroy but CRAV (Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc region in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
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A Wine for Garlic Prawns

A Wine for Garlic Prawns

The recipe ended with a suggestion for Viognier as the perfect match. Indeed Francesca went this route and found a delicious match with a bottle ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Balance First – Some Thoughts On Tasting Wine

Balance First – Some Thoughts On Tasting Wine

If you put in the work to make sure you get the best grapes, the wine will almost make itself all on its own. What doesRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Jun

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