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Bierzo, Castilla-Leon, Spain

Bierzo, Castilla-Leon, Spain

We are trying to take in the view. The wind is whipping the translators hair into a unruly mess as we look worryingly out at distantRead More

Andrew Barrow
10 May
Wine Tasting Note: Chapillon Syrah/Merlot, 2005, Cariñena, Spain

Wine Tasting Note: Chapillon Syrah/Merlot, 2005, Cariñena, Spain

Christophe Chapillon is a Frenchman and a “somewhat maverick businessman” living in Zaragoza, Spain. He recently sourced some old vine Syrah and Merlot, and asked ManuelRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Feb

Penin Guide to Spanish Wine by Jose Penin

The bible for Spanish wine lovers is the Jose Penin guide. The latest version is about to be released in English. For over 25 years JoseRead More

Combinations A Wine To Match A Lamb Stew

Combinations A Wine To Match A Lamb Stew

I have to agree with Alex on the recipe – what exactly is the point of adding Cranberry Sauce to the gravy? Served separately the flavourRead More

Wine Tasting Note: Viña Alarba Garnacha Viñas Viejas, 2005, Calatayud, Spain

Wine Tasting Note: Viña Alarba Garnacha Viñas Viejas, 2005, Calatayud, Spain

Just like those record review shows where those gathered around the table talk through the tunes they like and remain tight-lipped with a song that grates,Read More

Andrew Barrow
4 Nov
Wine Tasting Note: Alejandro Fernández El Vínculo Crianza, 2002, La Mancha, Spain

Wine Tasting Note: Alejandro Fernández El Vínculo Crianza, 2002, La Mancha, Spain

La Mancha, the sprawling plateau south of Madrid, is not re-known for high quality; it’s main claim being the largest wine-growing region both in Spain andRead More

Andrew Barrow
24 Jan
Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

Bloggersmeet – Six Wines From Spain.

A superb time spent in East London last Saturday. Six foodie bloggers met-up for a little wine and food from Spain tasting. When I say littleRead More

Rioja In Retail Tasting.

Rioja In Retail Tasting.

I am falling behind in writing up all the tastings I have been to recently. This small tasting, dedicated to just one region and with theRead More

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