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Eight Portuguese Wines – A Snapshot of Portugal

Eight Portuguese Wines – A Snapshot of Portugal

The end of the month sees the wine-blogospheres attention focusing on the Lisbon Wine Bloggers Conference; it’s one of those countries I’ve long hankered to visit.Read More

Caldas White Port

Caldas White Port

The instructions were specific – one third port, two thirds tonic or soda (I went the tonic route), served with plenty of ice and topped withRead More

Andrew Barrow
19 Aug
Don’t Judge A Bottle By Its Label

Don’t Judge A Bottle By Its Label

This ‘ere bottle of white was brought for one reason only; it wasn’t because the wine was produced in ‘region of the moment’ Sicily, nor wasRead More

Great Iberian Wines From Vinoteca

Great Iberian Wines From Vinoteca

Two lovely people – Ryan and Gabriella – from Catavino, hosted an excellent Iberian wine tasting at Vinoteca, London last Friday. Unusually for me I’m gettingRead More

Croft Pink Port

Croft Pink Port

It’s pink and it’s a port – the world’s first Pink Port first released last year. The photograph really doesn’t do justce to the elegant designRead More

Port and Chocolate – Cockburn’s LBV and Chocolate Bavarois

Port and Chocolate – Cockburn’s LBV and Chocolate Bavarois

Do you do anything with port other than drink it or serve it with stilton? I’m not a great fan, by the way, of port withRead More

Quinta de Covela Escolha, 2005, Minho, Portugal

Quinta de Covela Escolha, 2005, Minho, Portugal

Many will realise, may even respect, my ongoing search for the unusual wine – the striking label, the interesting blend or individual grape, the obscure region…Read More

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

Dow’s Estate Selection Port, NV, Douro, Portugal

As my slightly numb head this morning testifies, this humble little bottle of port is very, very drinkable. At just £4.99 it is also rather goodRead More

Andrew Barrow
17 Dec
Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Quinta do Infantado Vintage, 2003, Douro, Portugal. Available from Independents including The Secret Cellar £27.99 and Nickolls & Perks £115.67 for six. DryRead More

Andrew Barrow
13 Nov
Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal

Wine Tasting Note: Pink Elephant Rosé, 2006, Estremadura, Portugal.Available exclusively from Tesco.com until August for £4. (normal price is £5).Vivid cherry in colour. Flavour-wise it isRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 May

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