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Combinations #5: Combinations Goes South

We move to Memphis, Tennessee for some real Southern cooking for the fifth round of Combinations. Benito, our host this month, has selected a superb soundingRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Aug
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Wine Tasting Note: Terre de Fumée Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Coteaux du Gennois, Loire, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Terre de Fumée Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Coteaux du Gennois, Loire, France.

I’m scratching my head desperately trying to recall if I am supposed to be buying a red wine (“Just buy the bloody bottle… it will goRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Aug
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Wine Tasting Note: Plain-Point Blanc, 2004, South West France.

Wine Tasting Note: Plain-Point Blanc, 2004, South West France.

Intriguing – a mix of grapes from Bordeaux and Jurançon, all in one stylishly packaged bottle. Details reveal that the Sauvignon Blanc (that’s the Bordeaux bit)Read More

Andrew Barrow
31 Jul
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WineBot – Grape Analyser

Is this little gizmo going to put wine tasters out of business? Japanese scientists have invented a winebot that can analyse 30 different grapes and combinationsRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Combinations: Prawns and Fresh Herb Dip

Combinations: Prawns and Fresh Herb Dip

Araldica Madonnia Gavi There is nothing more vibrant than fresh mint; coupled with a little parsley, a little olive oil, lemon juice and zest and aRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Jul
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Unwins and the Million Pounds.

The administrators to Unwins, the off-licence chain that collapsed late last year, are attempting to recover more than £1m that has been held in limbo sinceRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jul
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Whisky Galore Remake Scuppered.

It appears that the remake of Whisky Galore have been scuppered with the film-makers arguing over anti-Scottish casting, finance and whether the project will go aheadRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Jul
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Stolen during flight: Indian PM’s whiskey.

To be filed in the ‘what were they thinking of’ draw – crew members of Air India 1 (used for VIPs) stole whiskey intended for theRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Jul
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Wine Tasting Note: Leasingham Magnus Riesling, 2003, Clare Valley, Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Leasingham Magnus Riesling, 2003, Clare Valley, Australia.

I don’t like this. But is that because it is Riesling or just this particular version. I imagine you are asking what exactly I don’t likeRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Jul
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Combinations 4: Combos Goes Green

Combinations 4: Combos Goes Green

Basic Juice is hosting round 4 of Combinations. This is a simple event taking a specified recipe, replicating it, and finding a matching wine. Beau hasRead More

Andrew Barrow
8 Jul

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