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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
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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
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Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Joubert-Tradauw Syrah, 2004, Klein Karoo, South Africa.

I dive into Oddbins as the splatter of rain develops a into a head-stinging hail storm. It is not going to pass quickly. With half aRead More

Iconic Australia – Australia Day Tasting.

Iconic Australia – Australia Day Tasting.

The scrum around the Iconic Australia tasting table was not the most conducive to serious sampling and note writing; being interrupted by some ol’ fart comparingRead More

White Cabernet – Cabernet Cygne Blanc.

Costing around £12 a bottle a new variety – Cabernet Cygne Blanc – is to be offered from a South African producer. The variety is aRead More

Andrew Barrow
1 Mar

Unwins: Missing Cash

Myles Halley of KPMG, Unwins’ administrator, told creditors last Friday he was investigating deals where assets were sold for less than their true value, as wellRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Feb
Vinho Verde from Afros.

Vinho Verde from Afros.

Received a batch of Portuguese wines the other day; unsolicited direct from the producer. In the accompanying notes there is a mention of a white madeRead More

Investigations into Unwins.

How does this sound to you – we transferred money out of the company as there was a lot of theft. Shouldn’t the police have beenRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Feb
Most expensive bottle of wine ever sold.

Most expensive bottle of wine ever sold.

Yquem 1787 A day late on this one but the worlds most expensive wine bottle… NewsWire“One wine connoisseur has just bought what is thought to beRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Feb
Framingham Wines, New Zealand.

Framingham Wines, New Zealand.

More wines from the 25th Anniversary New Zealand Wine Tasting at Lords, these from Framingham Wines in Marlborough. The company name is taken from the villageRead More

Maven Wines, New Zealand

Maven Wines, New Zealand

I was bowled over with the Maven Wine range – from the superb packaging through to the flavours of the wines themselves. Based in the rapauraRead More

Wine Blogging Wednesday #18: Wine Shops.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #18: Wine Shops.

The UK is blessed with a plethora of specialist wine merchants. At the last count, before UKWinesOnline was closed, the listings counted nearly 400. These rangeRead More

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Wallingford Bridge and the Boat House Pub

A rather tenuous link to wine photo for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot I’m afraid. Taken this morning, at dawn, a photo of Wallingford bridge asRead More

9
Apr

Gin Lab Experience at COLD

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Tons Duorum Branco

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The Ultimate Guide to Pairing Wine and Chocolate

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