January 20, 2018

What does Corney & Barrow have to do with Robert Burns?

Picture: http://www.worldofzing.com/ ”A man perpetually in the paroxysm and fears of inebriety is like a half-drowned stupid wretch condemned to labor unceasingly in water; but a now-and-then tribute to Bacchus is like the cold bath, bracing and invigorating.” So said Robert Burns, a man celebrated annually in Scotland and around the...
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January 2, 2018

January is a time for …

With many of us taking on New Year's Resolutions, January is becoming known under many alternative names, for example, 'Dryuary', intended for those brave folk who have decided to give up drinking for the month altogether. (Incidentally, if you are following the alternative 'Ginuary', you can find our delicious Own...
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January 2, 2018

Piedmont wine tasting

Head of Fine Wine at Corney & Barrow, Will Hargrove, shares a  2017 visit to Piedmont, and his notes on the wines of Giacomo Conterno & Giulia Negri. The primary function of the trip was to taste with Roberto Conterno at Cantina Giacomo Conterno for the then upcoming releases. Whilst the tasting,...
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December 20, 2017

Exploring Chile’s fine wine

Is Chile the first country that comes to mind when you think of fine wine? Maybe not, but given the recent upsurge in the popularity of wines from South America, it may well be in the future. Last month our very own Christelle Chedeville joined a merchant’s trip to Chile...
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December 18, 2017

Top 5 Christmas film and wine pairings

There’s no time like Christmas time. The twinkling of tree lights, the incredible aromas wafting from the kitchen, the lovely hubbub as family and friends gather, and, of course, the happy clink of glasses. To make the most of the festive season, discover our top five Christmas film and wine pairings! 1....
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December 14, 2017

Damian Barr’s Seventh #NovelPairing: A taste of Christmas

It’s Christmas so we have to choose Dickens’s classic festive ghost story. Worth re-reading to experience the truly scary hauntings and to understand Scrooge’s sad back-story. Helping me choose our #NovelPairings are Rebecca Palmer from Corney & Barrow and Simon Heafield from Foyles. The Ghost of Christmas Past A Christmas Carol essentially...
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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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