Archive for September, 2011

Port, Starboard and Port Again – A P&O Cruise to Oporto

Dan Senior sails with P&O Cruises to Oporto I’ve certainly done a few interesting gigs in my time with C&B, but this one probably takes the biscuit… P&O Cruises is a very important customer of ours and we proudly supply their cruise ships with a number of our wines.  With small armies...
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A Great Tasting for a ‘Bunch’ of Independents

‘The Bunch’ is a concept which deserves more air time; made up of 6 leading Independent Wine Merchants – Adnams, Berry Bros & Rudd, Corney & Barrow, Lea & Sandeman, Tanners and Yapp – the group was formed nearly 20 years ago with the aim of providing a Code of...
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An Enthused Tasting by Achaval-Ferrer’s Marcelo Victoria

Achaval-Ferrer’s Marcelo Victoria believes that a wine needs a back story. But it also needs someone to tell it and Marcelo Victoria can tell a story. He quickly transported us from our London offices to a plot of land at the end of a ‘two horses wide’ track in the...
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Dinner with New Zealand Producer Michiel Eradus

Some wine evenings seem to fit the wines like a glove. To me the wines of Marlborough family producer Eradus are about relentless quality but practiced in an effortless, unpretentious way, with charm and a lightness of touch. Certainly the dozen Corney & Barrow customers and staff who sat down...
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Tenuta di Trinoro In The Press

Tenuta di Trinoro 2009 In the Press  Reviewed by Antonio Galloni, eRobertParker.com  “Andrea Franchetti’s 2009s are stellar. The wines show gorgeous, expressive fruit with less of the extreme ripeness and heaviness of past years. In most years Franchetti picks extremely late, but in 2009 the vines reached full phenolic ripeness earlier than...
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Sir Clive Woodward Celebrity Golf Day

Corney & Barrow were pleased to support this event for the Wooden Spoon charity, the children’s charity of Rugby, at Lambourne Golf Club. Along with our customer Henry Cripps and his establishment The White Oak in Cookham we provided the wines for the evening dinner but more on that later. The morning...
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