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When is a Barbera not a Barbera?

An unlucky entry in the wine list of a restaurant not a million miles from me: I know what you are thinking.  No producer – duh!  But at least they educate us about the grape variety.

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Articles I would like to have written

I don’t agree with everything Elliott Morss says in these articles, and some of the perspectives are US-centric, but you might notice that he writes on many of the themes that engage me too. Not light reading – take them … Continue reading

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A Spring in Majorca – but only one week

Once again I decided there are more beautiful things in life than wine bottles to show pictures of, so here is the Gran Hotel in Palma, designed by Domènech i Montaner who was also responsible for Modernista buildings in Barcelona. … Continue reading

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A week of Tenerife wine and food

Recently back from my hols on Tenerife. The focus of the holiday was by no means wine, but of course I was keen to try the local wines, and as there seems to be so little written about them I … Continue reading

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On return from English vineyards

Just got back from a few days in the South East.  Enjoyed Canterbury a lot, both for its cathedral and the three excellent and very different meals we had there: the world’s thickest and meatiest beefburger at The Dolphin, huge pots of sweet … Continue reading

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Cachumba, West Didsbury

Cachumba no longer exists! 220 Burton Road, West Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2LW. Tel 0161 4452479 Cachumba is self-styled on its website as a “Cafe & Take Away”. It certainly does a fair amount of take-away business, but apart from that I’d describe … Continue reading

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Why wine is so expensive in restaurants

I think it is generally accepted that British restaurants make most of their profit on sales of alcohol.  As a wine lover I dislike that practice, but I am going to resist the temptation to rant about it; I am … Continue reading

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Aladdin, Withington

529 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester, M20 4BA. Tel 0161 4348558 www.aladdin.org.uk Let’s face it – a lot of money is not spent on the decor – outside or inside.  Most people who just happen to be walking past seem to … Continue reading

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