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Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Clavel Les Catalognes, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

A hearty meal was called for tonight; something warming, unfancy and wholesome; a Shepard’s pie seemed ideal. Fine mince lamb, chopped onion, a few herbs andRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay, 2004, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay, 2004, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.

Served at lunch with feta cheese stuffed pitta bread and later a dinner of prawns and homemade ciabatta bread. Wine Tasting Note: Alpha Domus Unoaked Chardonnay,Read More

Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

A superb time spent in East London last Saturday. Six foodie bloggers met-up for a little wine and food from Spain tasting. When I say littleRead More

Two Chardonnays – disappointing.

Two Chardonnays – disappointing.

Ignoring the wines from the Saturday Bloggermeet (Spanish Wine and Food; tasting notes to come) I have sampled, nay, drunk two disappointing wines over the lastRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Nov
Wine with Beef Stew.

Wine with Beef Stew.

Beef stew or beef casserole – is there a difference? It matters little. We cracked open two wines to accompany beef slow-cooked in stock and redRead More

Wine Blogging Wednesday #15 – Small Production Wines.

Wine Blogging Wednesday #15 – Small Production Wines.

This months theme for Wine Blogging Wednesday is limited production wines; wines where there are fewer than 250 cases made. A difficult theme as selected byRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 Nov
Wine Tasting Note: Tamerici Sauvignon, 2002, Salento, Italy.

Wine Tasting Note: Tamerici Sauvignon, 2002, Salento, Italy.

Six wines I have sampled today; and they were all pants. Apart from one. Over-doing it at a Hallowe’en shindig last night didn’t help; tequila roséRead More

Tutankhamen Drank Red Wine.

An archaeologist has created a tool to discover the colour of ancient wine. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jane has also found that an ancient Egyptian drink, shedeh, wasRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Oct

Italy is facing a quality revolution.

Italy faces the major problem of dropping export sales in the face of energetic New World competition. Ten years ago, the Euro Old World controlled 90pcRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Oct
Wine With Smoked Haddock Chowder.

Wine With Smoked Haddock Chowder.

Rob rustled up an excellent chowder last night. Little more than par-boiled, diced potatoes, gently fried onion, a tin of sweetcorn simmered for a while inRead More

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Riedel Horn Decanter Performance

Would certainly add an interesting finale after the contents have been drained – I’m thinking of those late night hotel ‘tasting’ sessions at the DWCC forRead 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

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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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