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New Build at the Kocabag Winery

New Build at the Kocabag Winery

A big space, newly constructed, awaiting the arrival of new stainless steel tanks. This is the Kocabag Winery deep in the heart of Cappadocia, Turkey. MehmetRead More

Sevilen Winery, Turkey

Sevilen Winery, Turkey

A set of six photographs from a visit at the Sevilen Winery, just outside Izmir in Turkey; a prime grape-growing region, Mediterranean climate an’ all. “InRead More

Picking Okuzgozu

Picking Okuzgozu

Swollen, some split, others shrivelled – a bunch of Okuzgozu grapes (one of Turkey’s unique and indigenous varieties) rejected at the recent harvest and left onRead More

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

EWBC 2012 – Turkey

How can you sum up such a rich and fascinating country? Can just 21 photographs encapsulate hundreds of years of history, a near cultist devotion toRead More

Winery Stainless Steel

Winery Stainless Steel

You can’t visit a winery without seeing their tanks… and their bottling line… and their warehouse… and, as here, some piping. It’s at moments like thisRead More

EWBC 2012  – The Wine and Food of Turkey

EWBC 2012 – The Wine and Food of Turkey

The EWBC conferences bring together the most generous of souls; I’m yet to meet a wine lover who doesn’t delight in sharing the bottle in hisRead More

Andrew Barrow
27 Nov
EWBC 2012 – The People

EWBC 2012 – The People

The people, the country and the wine – the three strands that combined to make the 2012 European Wine Bloggers Conference such a success. Here aRead More

Cappadocian Vineyard from a Balloon

Cappadocian Vineyard from a Balloon

Not often you experience a vineyard fly-over from a balloon; this little scrap of dusty earth happens to be in a remote corner of Cappadocia inRead More

Eastern Med Wines from Marks and Spencer

Eastern Med Wines from Marks and Spencer

You have to hand it to that Emma Dawson, the wine buyer at M&S; she certainly isn’t shy at bringing in ‘farkli bir şey’* (The teamRead More

Video: Turkish Wines

Video: Turkish Wines

Just discovered a whole host of fascinating videos that cover the wine scene in Turkey. This follows a big marketing push last month with a tradeRead More

Andrew Barrow
10 May

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