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Barrels and Bottles Blog — wines

Best of the Best, South America wine tasting

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Date : Wednesday, April 10th Time : 7pm Food : bread & cheese Cost : £15 Venue : Barrels & Bottles Guest speaker Jonny Bingham is back with his collection of wines from South America. Here we look at the best cuvees on offer from Chile and Argentina. Those of you who have attended one […]

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Organic & Bio-Dynamic wines on the increase

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In a totally un-scientific way with no exact figures, counting or statistical analysis we have seen a marked increase in the availability of both Organic and Bio-Dynamic wines here at Barrels & Bottles. Bio-dynamic wines were launched initially to cries of “hokum” and marketing hyperbole. The dust (organic of course) has long since settled with […]

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Hope Estate Wines from Hunter Valley, Australia

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Hope Estate was established in 1994 when Michael Hope gave up a successful pharmacy career to do something he loved – to make wine. From small beginnings of 30 acres of vines at Broke in the Hunter Valley, Michael planted vineyards on the famed red basalt soil at Fordwich. Taking a giant leap forward in […]

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