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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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  • Glass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaGlass of Wine at Trattoria La CasalingaA carafe of the house vino, lightish, generously flavoured and slightly rustic but no less enjoyable for that. Washed down this mammoth dish of boar sauced
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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
  • Tasca d'AlmeritaTasca d'AlmeritaBlack and White Photograph: The Winery, Vines and Vineyards of Tasca d'Almerita, Sicily taken during a 2013 tour by the Circle of Wine Writers
  • A Wine For Fish PieA Wine For Fish PieAnother wine from Les Grands Chais de France case sent my way earlier in the year (the other reviewed being Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura Tradition).
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  • Domaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionDomaine Savagny Cotes du Jura TraditionA little box of wines was delivered the other week; inside a mix of red and white wine from across France. Also in the box a
  • Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner Enaleni’s Dream Chardonnay and Shiraz Social Wine winner The world’s first ever crowd-sourced wine has launched following the success of a nationwide competition to find a new wine logo design. A housewife from Buckinghamshire,
  • 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
  • Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Wine On Board The Queen Mary 2Cunard – the luxury cruise liner – have celebrated their 200th Transatlantic Crossing of the luxurious Queen Mary 2. Next year also sees the Queen Mary
ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2006.

ABSA Top 10 Pinotage Competition 2006.

Not to everyone’s taste is Pinotage – South Africa’s own unique red grape variety. I wasn’t a fan for a long time hating that distinctive rustyRead More

Alsace Wines From The House Of Leon Beyer.

Alsace Wines From The House Of Leon Beyer.

Leon Beyer An invite to join fellow bloggers at the London-based Wine and Dine Society Alsace tasting is not one I could ignore; eight wines fromRead More

Combinations: Matching an Austrian Dessert with Wine.

Combinations: Matching an Austrian Dessert with Wine.

It would seem I had a little more success with the semolina dumplings than Eating Leeds. Mine held up well, still a little lumpy perhaps, butRead More

Top 100 Vin De Pays Tasting

Top 100 Vin De Pays Tasting

The great and the good of the UK wine world (and no that doesn’t include me) tasted a few wines earlier in the year and cameRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 May
Wine for Risotto – WBW #21 & IMBB #26 Fabulous Favourites Festival.

Wine for Risotto – WBW #21 & IMBB #26 Fabulous Favourites Festival.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #21 and Is My Blog Burning #26 (two of the grand ol’ dames of the food blog world) combine this month in aRead More

Andrew Barrow
19 May

Combinations 2: Wine to accompany an Austrian dessert.

Beau, the fancy shirted chap behind Basic Juice, is off to Austria; and by heck don’t he want everyone to know about it! Discovering an oldishRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Gaia Estate 14-18 Rosé, 2004, Peloponnese, Greece.

Wine Tasting Note: Gaia Estate 14-18 Rosé, 2004, Peloponnese, Greece.

Wine Tasting Note: Gaia Estate 14-18 Rosé, 2004, Peloponnese, Greece.Available from Oddbins for £5.99.A few friends, some wonderfully warm weather, a free-flowing rosé to accompany aRead More

Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Combinations: Matching Baked Mackerel With Wine.

Defying its simplicity, the recipe for Baked Mackerel served with a Rhubarb sauce or compote, produces a delicious main course. Rhubarb is now in season, mackerelRead More

Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Chimney Creek Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.Available from Oddbins (2006) for £6.99Yet another Kiwi Sauvignon. You all know the drill – fresh,Read More

George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery.

For the first time in 200 years, 18th century-style stills are being installed at the soon-to-be reconstructed George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery in America. Daily Press“The distillery,Read More

Andrew Barrow
15 Apr

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