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Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Gin Lab Experience at COLD

Locating the entrance proved somewhat problematic. We had the address and where in the right road – just a few minutes walk up from Blackfriars –Read More

Andrew Barrow
9 Apr
London Cru The First Grapes Arrive

London Cru The First Grapes Arrive

London’s first winery ‘London Cru’ took delivery of its first shipment of grapes, Syrah from the Languedoc-Roussillon. Here’s how it went… Backed by a partnership betweenRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Sep
Bar Battu, Gresham Street, London

Bar Battu, Gresham Street, London

I’m oft asked for recommendations for places to go from wine-loving visitors heading to London. There is Terroirs of course, a skip from Trafalgar Square (withRead More

Chapters All Day Dining

Chapters All Day Dining

I’ll put it down to old age. Not the old age where you forget where you live. Nor the old age where you forget you broughtRead More

Bob Bob Ricard – Its Quite Nice

Bob Bob Ricard – Its Quite Nice

That evening found me knocking back shots of ultra-fine and ultra-expensive vodka with a Russian oligarch. The conversation revolved around the purchase of luxury yachts, womenRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Jun
The Public House, Islington

The Public House, Islington

So what would you think if a guy you’ve never met before serves you a glorious cocktail on a coaster bedecked with impressively endowered Greeks doingRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 Mar
Tio Pepe and Tapas at Iberica, Great Portland Street, London

Tio Pepe and Tapas at Iberica, Great Portland Street, London

A little odd perhaps to open a report, especially on a wine blog, of a dessert but this rice pudding was, to coin a phrase, historic.Read More

Wines at Bedales Wine Bar, Borough Market

Wines at Bedales Wine Bar, Borough Market

Not entirely convinced that the first two wines offered were really the showcasing ‘wow’ bottles that Bedales should have opened. A crisp Vernaccia was perfectly chilledRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 Sep
Artisan & Vine : London’s Best Wine Bar

Artisan & Vine : London’s Best Wine Bar

You can’t fault her passion, her drive or her enthusiasm. Kathryn, manager of Artisan & Vine, has also a rather good palate – the wine listRead More

Bisol Prosecco and Cichetti (canapés)

Bisol Prosecco and Cichetti (canapés)

The only thing I really wanted after a full days tasting at the London International Wine Fair was some food; the invite to a Bisol andRead More

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