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Domaine de L’Engarran, 2005, VdP d’Oc, France

Domaine de L’Engarran, 2005, VdP d’Oc, France

Not something you see much of in the South of France is Cabernet Franc – the grape and country of choice for this months Wine BloggingRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay, 2005, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Wine Tasting Note: Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay, 2005, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Wine Tasting Note: Marquis de Pennautier Chardonnay, 2005, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France.Available from Waitrose for £7.99. An edge of orange peel, a smidgen of grapefruitRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Wine Tasting Note: Beblenheim Pinot Gris Reserve, 2006, Alsace, France

Always amazing how few people consider Alsace when selecting their wines. OK, so they come in those suspiciously Germanic-looking bottles (with all those negative associations) butRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Domaine de L’Olivette Blanc, 2006, VdP des Coteaux de Cabrerisse, France

Wine Tasting Note: Domaine de L’Olivette Blanc, 2006, VdP des Coteaux de Cabrerisse, France

I’m still thinking a a Sauvignon Blanc or a Viognier would be the better match but here we are with a Southern French white; a blendRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Devaux Ultra D Champagne

Devaux Ultra D Champagne

Wine Tasting Note: Devaux Ultra D Champagne, NV, Champagne, France.Available from independents and Surf4Wine £43.50.Is this the ‘ultimate food champagne’ as the producers claim? Not farRead More

CRAV – Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc

Sounds like one of those shadowy organisations that James Bond sets out to destroy but CRAV (Union for Viticultural Action in the Languedoc region in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Domaine du Tariquet – Two White Wines

Domaine du Tariquet – Two White Wines

In addition to the Domaine du Tariquet Rosé that made such an interesting partner to Garlic Soup I received two further wines in the range thatRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Jun
Wine Tasting Note: Laroche Rosé, 2006, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Wine Tasting Note: Laroche Rosé, 2006, Vin de Pays d’Oc, France

Just to show that I don’t always get the food and wine matching thang correct this wine, brought to accompany a salad, just didn’t work. TheRead More

Andrew Barrow
26 Apr
Wine Tasting Note: Mas de la Seranne, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Mas de la Seranne, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.

Wine Tasting Note: Mas de la Seranne Antonin et Louis, 2003, Coteaux du Languedoc, France.Available from Pic Wines for £14.30. [more] A little duck roasting inRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Vineyard Worker at Chateau Preuillac, Medoc

Vineyard Worker at Chateau Preuillac, Medoc

Yesterday morning I was tramping around a field in the Medoc, it was bloody freezing; beautiful day but a bone-numbing wind keeping temperatures well below freezing.Read More

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