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The Sommelier at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

The Sommelier at L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon

I was in a restaurant once where, on asking the sommelier – crisply suited with a dangling, shiny, tastevin hanging around his neck – for aRead More

Sunday Brunch Se Sio on Arno

Sunday Brunch Se Sio on Arno

Was it really over a week since I was in Florence? Thanks to those fine people at the Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express,Read More

Rockfish Restaurant Plymouth

Rockfish Restaurant Plymouth

To be honest the Tonnix failed to impress. Despite the funky art label and the “white wine for seafood” descriptive this white Douro lack a littleRead More

Reviewing the Wines of Chêne Bleu

Reviewing the Wines of Chêne Bleu

There really is a blue oak tree in this southern Rhone wine estate. An ancient oak presiding over the 87 acre vineyard, restored medieval priory andRead More

Lunch at the Port House

Lunch at the Port House

What defines a great meal? Is it just the food? Maybe the drinks consumed adds a little, perhaps the ambiance of the restaurant matters more. ImportantlyRead More

Andrew Barrow
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Hanging Wine Glasses

Hanging Wine Glasses

A corner of the Port House (417 The Strand, London) and a sight ubiquitous to all restaurants – a rack of hanging wine glasses. Here atRead More

Cocktails at The Pig

Cocktails at The Pig

Jam jars with handles, over-sized sherry copitas and mini kilna jars – all in keeping with the mis-matched eclectic feel of The Pig, and all usedRead More

The Pig, Brockenhurst

The Pig, Brockenhurst

I’ve a copy of the wine list in front of me. It is rather interesting. (Envisage if you will a pointy bearded gentlemen stroking said beardRead More

Andrew Barrow
18 Feb
Judgement of Paris Mural

Judgement of Paris Mural

The Judgement of Paris 1976 [wikipeida] as depicted on a huge wall mural at The Vineyard in Stockcross, Berkshire. My wide angle has distorted the paintingRead More

LAN Wines and Tapas

LAN Wines and Tapas

“Have we met?”, the lady to my left said quizzically, “You look very familiar”. My stock answer is rather flippant “I just have one of thoseRead More

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