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Wine Tasting Note: Porter Mill Station Chardonnay, 2004, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Porter Mill Station Chardonnay, 2004, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Porter Mill Station Chardonnay, 2004, Swartland, South Africa. Flying Corkscrew £6.99.Disappointing. It is all very well being fresh, crisp, light and perfectly drinkableRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Trevor Mast Four Sisters Shiraz, 2002, Australia.

Four Sisters is the creation of Trevor Mast, owner and winemaker at Mount Langi Ghiran, world famous for its Langi. One year his four daughters createdRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Alejandro Fernández El Vínculo Crianza, 2002, La Mancha, Spain

Wine Tasting Note: Alejandro Fernández El Vínculo Crianza, 2002, La Mancha, Spain

La Mancha, the sprawling plateau south of Madrid, is not re-known for high quality; it’s main claim being the largest wine-growing region both in Spain andRead More

Andrew Barrow
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More Unwins News.

While the last owners of Unwins seek to sue those they brought the company off for false accounting, suppliers to the firm are looking for recompense.Read More

Andrew Barrow
15 Jan
Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Shiraz, 2003, Western Cape, South Africa.

Wine Tasting Note: Stormhoek Shiraz, 2003, Western Cape, South Africa.

Late Friday. Only one thing will save us now – red wine and cheese on toast. Not the heights of culinary creativity but with a mobRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Le Moulin des Nonnes Cuvée Inés, 2004, Minervois, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Le Moulin des Nonnes Cuvée Inés, 2004, Minervois, France.

Le Moulin des Nonnes Cuvée Inés. Wine Tasting Note: Le Moulin des Nonnes Cuvée Inés, 2004, Minervois, France.Flying Corkscrew Noel Young Wines around £9.00. Taste offRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Saints Selection Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Saints Selection Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Saints Sauvignon Blanc Wine Tasting Note: Saints Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Marlborough, New Zealand.Threshers £6.99 a bottle.Screwcap removed the wine is splashed into the glass. The lightRead More

Oddbins to Buy Some Unwins Stores.

I didn’t realise that the chairman of DM Private Equity, owners of Unwins, buggered off to Dubai just a couple of days after announcing the groupsRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Wine Tasting Note: Graham’s Malvedos Port, 1995, Portugal.

Wine Tasting Note: Graham’s Malvedos Port, 1995, Portugal.

Graham’s Malvedos 1995 Another single quinta (vineyard) port and one from the producers top vineyard. While 1995 was not declared as a vintage year the grapesRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Jan
Wine Tasting Note: Dashwood Pinot Noir, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Dashwood Pinot Noir, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

This months Wine Blogging Wednesday has had New Zealand Reds designated as the theme by Cork Dork. Damn fine theme. I seldom purchase Kiwi Reds; theyRead More

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