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  • Tons Duorum BrancoTons Duorum BrancoOK, so my last wine reco was a tad over the top. It isn’t really the best wine I’ve had all year (the Mauricio Lorca Lirico
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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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South Africa Mega Tasting – Wine Recommendations.

South Africa Mega Tasting – Wine Recommendations.

The biggest South African tasting in the UK ever I believe. A mass of producers from every region offering wine in all the permutations you canRead More

Rioja In Retail Tasting.

Rioja In Retail Tasting.

I am falling behind in writing up all the tastings I have been to recently. This small tasting, dedicated to just one region and with theRead More

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

Mitchelton Wines Australia.

“Mitchelton is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River in the heart of Central Victoria. Thirty five years of meticulous attention to viticulture and winemakingRead More

Guinness Advert – Rhythm of Life

Guinness Advert – Rhythm of Life

The Guinness Rhythm of Life advert – perhaps the best drink advert of all time – although the award winning tic follows toc horses one isRead More

Andrew Barrow
4 Oct
Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Margrain Pinot Gris, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand. Available from Oddbins for £9.99.This is just bursting with orange-tinged, peachy ripeness. The nose is quietRead More

Spy Valley Wines, New Zealand.

Spy Valley Wines, New Zealand.

I ask you, just how excited am I by these wines? I have been harping on about them enough recently but was holding off posting fullRead More

Crisis at Unwins!

Just received (unconfirmed but reliable) information that things at Unwins just keep on getting worse. Shop Managers ‘at an unspecified time in the future’ are noRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Sep
Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Wine Blogging Wednesday 13 – With Chocolate.

Chocolate and Zucchini is hosting this months WBW; the theme being wine with chocolate. Clotilde kindly supplied a recipe for making the cake. I duly followedRead More

Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, SE Australia.

Wine Tasting Note: Camden Park Shiraz-Petit Verdot, 2004, South Eastern Australia. Threshers £6.99. Gadzooks this is a big boy. And I am not just talking aboutRead More

Kacamak – Montenegrin Fatty Porridge.

Kacamak – Montenegrin Fatty Porridge.

During my trawl through the internet for all things Montenegrin, in support for the Mountain Valley wines post, I stumbled upon a selection of Montenegrin recipesRead More

Andrew Barrow
22 Aug

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Riedel Horn Decanter Performance

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Wallingford Bridge and the Boat House Pub

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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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