December 8, 2017

Top 10 Christmas Wines

It’s that time of year again, and whatever your festive traditions, they’re bound to involve a little tipple (or two). Corney & Barrow have been trading independently since 1780, so we know a bit about celebrating. We caught up with Fine Wine Sales Manager, Joe Muller to get some advice...
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December 4, 2017

Festive Party Pairings

I adore cooking, and eating, but only at my leisure. Few things amputate the appetite faster than the manic rush of last minute food preparation before guests arrive at your home. These days I write, and cook, from the perspective of a working mother of two adorable, but very small...
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December 1, 2017

The Ultimate Mulled Wine Recipe

When it comes to mulled wine, tannin is not your friend. The best mulled wines are fruity and sweet so you don’t need anything to distract from that. And when it comes to the wine, Vin de France or generic appellations are best. Our Own Label Rouge is a perfect example....
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November 27, 2017

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: Rather Be The Devil

Ian Rankin’s Detective Rebus has been solving crimes in his own gruff style for 30 years. ‘Rather Be the Devil’, the latest novel, sees Rebus descend into Edinburgh’s underworld. It’s criminally good! James Franklin from Corney & Barrow shortlists three #NovelPairings and joins Ian Rankin and Damian Barr for a...
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November 20, 2017

What to drink this Thanksgiving…

Everyone does Thanksgiving differently. But the thing we think we can agree on - we all look forward to the food (and of course, the wine). We asked Account Director, David Britain what's on his table. It depends where we are! We've done Thanksgiving lunch in London, and with the whole family all day...
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November 16, 2017

Burgundy 2016 Vintage Notes

  Following a visit in September 2016, I wrote, “2016 is still on the vine, but the crop has been severely reduced by frost and then mildew. Losses range from around a third to the point where you wonder if it is worth sending in the pickers at all. And all...
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November 6, 2017

It’s Sherry Week!

It’s time to celebrate Sherry – one of the great misunderstood wines of the world. Here's some things you might not know... 1) Sherry comes from Jerez (or Xeres), in south-west Spain. It has to be made in the Andalucian triangle (Jerez de la Frontera, Sanlúcar de Barrameda and El Puerto de...
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November 1, 2017

Happy World Vegan Month!

November is World Vegan Month, a time to celebrate the Vegan Society and veganism all over the world! Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude, as far as is possible and practicable, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other...
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October 27, 2017

Bloody good wines!

The world of wine might seem quite daunting sometimes, maybe even a little bit on the scary side (BOO!), so we thought we'd ask the team to pick their favourite wines for the spooky season.   Jamie Morris, On-Trade Sales Wine Chianti Classico Terre di Prenzano by Vignamaggio 2015 Why "On the horror front,...
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October 20, 2017

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: The Music Shop

Cheltenham hosts the world’s oldest literature festival but it’s far from stuffy. After last year’s hit Book & Bottle Salon with Lionel Shriver they invited us back to find a #NovelPairing for The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce who joined me on stage at The Daffodil with Rebecca Palmer from...
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