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Wine Talk

  • Bagna Cauda Recipe
    November 22, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Bagna Cauda Recipe

    Ingredients for 4 people1 large head of garlic80g anchovy fillets in oil, drained150 ml extra-virgin olive oilmilk, butter and white wine vinegar as needed MethodCut the head of garlic in two horizontally, separate the cloves and put in asaucepan and...

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  • Oeufs en Meurette
    November 10, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Oeufs en Meurette

    This is a very traditional dish that is served all over Burgundy and is very much a feature of the Beaujolais. It can be served either as a starter or as a hearty snack and when washed down with a...

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  • Patatas Riojanas - for 4 people
    October 20, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Patatas Riojanas - for 4 people

    This was a dish we had one evening in the Hotel Los Augustinos in Haro when we went to visit Sierra Cantabria. The weather had turned from the long lazy days of summer to cooler nights and even a few...

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  • A tasty Mac n’cheese recipe
    September 29, 2022 Roger Barlow

    A tasty Mac n’cheese recipe

    Over the last few years, we have seen a great rise in the popularity of Macaroni Cheese or Mac n’cheese as it’s become known. I remember when I was a child my father enjoying this dish, so it seems things...

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  • Roger’s Recommendations for Autumn
    September 22, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Roger’s Recommendations for Autumn

    Autumn is a wonderful time of year with all the bounties of the harvest available to us. The things I like best are the mushrooms and truffles, apples and pears, damsons and blackberries, leeks and onions, well the list could...

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  • Eggs poached in white wine and cream.
    August 30, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Eggs poached in white wine and cream.

    This is a dish that we had in the Hotel Le Montrachet the very first night I spent in Burgundy. It was really memorable and now 38 years later I want it again and again! Ingredients: 150 gm unsalted butter...

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  • 2022 Grape Harvest in South Africa
    April 22, 2022 Roger Barlow

    2022 Grape Harvest in South Africa

    Yes, the 2022 grape harvest is well underway in the Cape and so far the quality is looking good. The quantity is a little lower than last year but still ahead of the previous averages so fingers crossed it continues...

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  • Roger's Favourites
    April 19, 2022 Roger Barlow

    Roger's Favourites

    Shop the full range here Bourgogne Chardonnay – Buissonier – Cave de Buxy £14.50 The origin of this wine is the parcel of vineyards between Buxy and Saint Gengoux le National in the Maconnais where the calcium rich soils are perfect...

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  • The rising cost of wine.
    April 5, 2022 Roger Barlow

    The rising cost of wine.

    So far this year, we have seen some big problems in getting wine from Europe thanks to short harvests, difficulty in obtaining glass and labels and then extended shipping times. It’s not been an easy start to the year and...

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