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Wine Blogging Wednesday – Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging

Wine Blogging Wednesday – Box Wines & Non-Traditional Packaging

Is it the wine snob in me? Why have I never reviewed a bag-in-box wine? Have to admit though that they have this ‘image’, an imageRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Five Rules For Matching Wine With Food

Reams and reams of writing have been produced on matching wine and food. Entire books in fact – some of them rather excellent* – have beenRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Di Martino Legado Syrah, 2005, Choapa Valley, Chile

Wine Tasting Note: Di Martino Legado Syrah, 2005, Choapa Valley, Chile

Is it Syrah or Shiraz? Not that it matters but unusually for a New World bottling the label uses the French Syrah rather than the moreRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Penin Guide to Spanish Wine by Jose Penin

The bible for Spanish wine lovers is the Jose Penin guide. The latest version is about to be released in English. For over 25 years JoseRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta da Alorna Portal da Águia, 2005, Ribatejo, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta da Alorna Portal da Águia, 2005, Ribatejo, Portugal

A rummage around the bottom shelves in Oddbins unearthed this little beaut. Forget those crusty old, baked, oxidised, fruitless Portuguese whites of old and embrace thisRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Gluck on Terroir

God, the guy is an arse. I just hate his pomposity, his ‘this is what I say so it is right’ attitude and his way ofRead More

New World Syrah – the next theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday

New World Syrah – the next theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday

My participation in Wine Blogging Wednesday recently has been noticeable by my shear non-participation! For one reason or another the last two or three rounds haveRead More

Andrew Barrow
25 Jan
A Wine For Paprika and Chorizo Baked Eggs

A Wine For Paprika and Chorizo Baked Eggs

The Combinations challenge is a little exercise to match a wine with a specific dish. This month it is with a Baked Egg dish; eggs beingRead More

Red Chardonnay?

What is the bloody point – why make a red Chardonnay? Especially as Chardonnay is a white grape and to get the colour you use ChambourcinRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jan
Wine Tasting Note: Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note:Altano Reserva, 2000, Douro, Portugal.Bin-end stock at Waitrose £4.99 down from £6.99.Bought to accompany a spicy, rich, Spanish-inspired Chorizo and Potato Stew the flavoursRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jan

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