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Mid-week Combinations – M&S Australian Chardonnay

Ok, so serving chunky chips with a potato topped pie was a little thoughtless; but hunger and a need to escape a tourist-heaving Oxford were upper-most.Read More

A Dish For Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon

A Dish For Howard Park Scotsdale Cabernet Sauvignon

No apologies for featuring another wine from the excellent Howard Park stable; this is their old vine Cabernet Sauvignon from the Great Southern Region of WesternRead More

Sparkling Shiraz and Food

Sparkling Shiraz and Food

It was all the rage a couple of years ago for sparkling red wines to be served with Christmas dinner; no idea if you were allowedRead More

A Wine For Scotch Woodcock

A Wine For Scotch Woodcock

One of those peculiarly named Edwardian or Victorian dishes, like Welsh Rarebit, Scotch Woodcock is simply scrambled eggs on toast with the addition of anchovies. TheRead More

A dish for Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

A dish for Howard Park Sauvignon Blanc

This is adapted from a Giorgio Locatelli recipe from the May 2008 issue of Delicious Magazine. The original is rather convoluted and excessive in its useRead More

Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Protero Viognier and Chardonnay

Two stonkingly great wines to start the week – both whites and both from the same producer. I brought six different wines from Cooden Cellars aRead More

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Campbells The Barkly Durif, 1997, Rutherglen, Australia

Mine was the very last bottle at Cooden Cellars; how lucky was I! It arrived too late for December’s Wine Blogging Wednesday (where I had toRead More

Andrew Barrow
31 Dec
Wine Tasting Note: Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2004, Western Australia

Wine Tasting Note: Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot, 2004, Western Australia

Wine Tasting Note: Howard Park Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot, 2004, Western Australia. Dripping with gorgeous ripe, peppery, scrummy fruit. Wonderful balance and youthfully delicious with smooth blackberry fruitRead More

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Two Own Label Wines from the Wine Society

Wine Tasting Note: The Society’s Australian Semillon-Sauvignon-Blanc, 2006, Western Australia. Wine Society Own Label £6.50 I dunno; this was nice enough – perfectly drinkable form oneRead More

A Wine For Ouefs Hollique

A Wine For Ouefs Hollique

The recipe, a breakfast type dish of smoked salmon served on a toasted muffin with a poached egg, fresh spinach and hollandaise sauce, was sent toRead More

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