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Oddbins Wine Fair

Oddbins Wine Fair

Who would realise under a small pop-up shop just a short walk from Holborn station were labyrinthine halls substantial enough to host a large consumer wineRead More

Livery Hall Ceiling

Livery Hall Ceiling

The ceiling detail of the Livery Hall in the Vintners Hall, spiritual home of the wine trade in the UK, the Vintners’ Company, one of London’sRead More

Messina Hof Tripytch

Messina Hof Tripytch

A rare privilege, a few weeks ago, of a chance to sample some Texan wines here in the UK. You don’t see much, if any, TexanRead More

Wine Cellar at Freixenet

Wine Cellar at Freixenet

Rather pleased with this photo; so chuffed in fact that rather than keeping it for a Sunday Wine Shot slot later in the year, as originallyRead More

Waiting for the Bottle

Waiting for the Bottle

In the never-ending hunt for great and not too expensive places to eat in London the Angel and Crown in Soho has to be one ofRead More

The Wine List

The Wine List

In retrospect perhaps overly ambitious; a thousand word article accompanied by a whole host of photographs. The editor bounced back the invoice “14 photographs too many;Read More

Riojan Vineyard

Riojan Vineyard

You can tell by the shadows that this was taken with the sun at its zenith. This is not the best time for taking photographs butRead More

Wine Glasses

Wine Glasses

It’s a fine operation. Lovely winery surrounded by vineyards, a welcoming ‘cellar door’ shop and tasting area and an on-site cooking school. This photograph, for theRead More

Stainless Steel Tanks

Stainless Steel Tanks

It is one of my bug-bears; when visiting a winery for a tour they invariably love to show off their stainless steel tanks. Frankly once you’veRead More

Italian Vineyard

Italian Vineyard

While the wine we sampled at the Castello della Sala winery, a little way outside Orvieto, wasn’t up to much the view certianly was. By peeringRead More

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