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Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

Blue Spittoons at Bodega Nekeas

I once attended a wine tasting, many moons ago now, where a rather cocky taster gave us great hilarity as his, no doubt expensive, silk tieRead More

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

Wine Bottle in the Chapel of St Clement

There were photo opportunities aplenty on the drive up to the Sarria winery in Navarra. But this was a wine trip, not a photographic one. TheRead More

Flaviar – A new way to discover premium spirits

Flaviar – A new way to discover premium spirits

Did you know that due to the tropical climate common to Rum-producing areas, Rum matures at a much faster rate than is typical for Whisky orRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Oct
Tenuta di Fessina Vineyard

Tenuta di Fessina Vineyard

It’s about as far from an Ansel Adams as you could get; but here is an attempt at a black and white landscape scene. The locationRead More

Barrel Cellar Senorio de Otazu

Barrel Cellar Senorio de Otazu

It is an impressive building, still being constructed as far as I could tell. And certainly set up to cater for tourists. There is a smallRead More

Brockmans Gin and Ginger Squared

Brockmans Gin and Ginger Squared

Autumn… no escape, it be here! G&T’s are so summer, so get with the season and try out a new cocktail – Gin and Ginger Squared.Read More

Andrew Barrow
16 Oct
Bottle Rack, Monjardin Winery, Navarra, Spain

Bottle Rack, Monjardin Winery, Navarra, Spain

The wines from Bodegas Monjardin are not currently available in the UK. Their range is good, honest, drinkable and affordable stuff. Perhaps not the most excitingRead More

Grape Harvest at Ochoa, Navarra, Spain

Grape Harvest at Ochoa, Navarra, Spain

A fantastic few days just spent in Navarra, Spain. Made even more special as the visit coincided with the grape harvest. Quite a unique experience asRead More

Window and Barrels at Senorio de Otazu

Window and Barrels at Senorio de Otazu

It is rather a cliché in saying that many wineries are temples or cathedrals of wine. Many a pound has been expended on lavish buildings overRead More

Laphroaig Live 2013

Laphroaig Live 2013

Laphroaig Live 2013, now in its seventh year and this year’s show will be broadcast live from the city that never sleeps, New York. A ‘near-as-darn-it’Read More

Andrew Barrow
25 Sep

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