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  • Winery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonWinery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-BartonA photo taken in Bordeaux for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot – rather apt as the group who went on the trip are meeting for a
  • Cocktails at ScarfesCocktails at ScarfesI have to say I do love this bar. The plush, slightly eclectic décor had me as I walked through the door, while the cocktails were
  • Charles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe's Top Tips On Wines For Summer PairingsCharles Metcalfe was at the Foodies Festival in Bristol this summer. He hosted food and wine pairing sessions in the marquees set up on site. We
  • Petit Comptoir FrancaisPetit Comptoir FrancaisI cooked a guinea fowl the other week. Stuffed to the rafters with cured ham, walnuts, raisins and parsley. It was so stuffed in fact that
  • Visiting a Port House: Ramos PintoVisiting a Port House: Ramos PintoJust behind the lower end of the cable car ride in Vila Nova de Gaia stands a proud, mustard coloured building. This is the lodge for
  • The Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarThe Vista Lounge Citrus Garden at the TrafalgarA London pop-up bar, right in the very centre of town, with one of the most superb views across the skyline. Welcome to the Vista Lounge
  • Quinta do Portal Douro PortugalQuinta do Portal Douro PortugalOn the flight home from Oporto, while waiting with increasing excitement the imminent arrival of the in-flight sandwich, I flicked through the TAP magazine. I had
  • The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist The Louis Roederer International Wine Writers’ Awards 2014 Shortlist I might have let out an embarrassing yelp on the train up to London yesterday. To fill the journey I was scanning through my twitter feed
  • Cité des civilisations du vinCité des civilisations du vinBy the time the next Fete du Vin rolls round the grand wine project in Bordeaux should be completed. As we hurtled passed – as I
  • Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling Rum Cocktail A change from the usual summer staple of gin, tonic and various fruit syrups or ginger ale. This week a rather decent Appletiser Gold Fever Sparkling
  • Château Mauvesin Barton BordeauxChâteau Mauvesin Barton BordeauxThe intention was to save this photo and use it as either a stand-alone Sunday Wine Shot or as part of a gallery of photos taken
  • Over the Crumbling WallOver the Crumbling WallAt the far end of the Quinta do Portal vineyard, a crumbling wall and a view stretching for miles across vines and Douro Hills. Taken a
  • Warner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinWarner Edwards Elderflower Infused GinThe gin itself has a beautifully floral aroma, a subtle Elderflower hue and a weighty palate (due to the sweetness) with an edge of spice and pepper. Cant say I really detected the Elderflower.... but it does make a damn fine G&T with Fever Tree Tonic. I did rather love it sans tonic, just over ice.
  • Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style Rosé d’Anjou Urban Style What is the usual portrayal of rosé drinking in the summer? Pool-side lounging, the clatter of ice as the wine bottle is removed from the chiller,
  • Oh No Not Another Vineyard ShotOh No Not Another Vineyard ShotThe same morning in Quinta do Portal as last weeks Sunday Wine Shot – Vineyard Gazebo. Further up the hill now, looking into the rising sun.
Helicopter Over Prosecco

Helicopter Over Prosecco

Been to Italy; hence the lack of posts over the last couple of days. Plenty of info and loads more images on the trip to come,Read More

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
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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

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