September 14, 2017

Fashion v. Wine

Hey all you fashionistas. London Fashion Week is here! Fashion is not just about clothes. Like the great Coco Channel said -   We totally agree. And in celebration, we’ve matched a selection of our designer Own Label wines to some of our favourite style icons over the years. Wine, like fashion, will...
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September 6, 2017

Damian Barr: Drinking wine with Lionel Shriver

We’re thrilled to announce we’re returning to the Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival for another special A Book And A Bottle Salon this Autumn with the big-hearted bestselling Rachel Joyce – you can buy tickets here. What to expect? A steady flow of fine wine and charming stories as we attempt...
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August 31, 2017

Happy Cabernet Day!

It's the last Thursday in August, which means that International Cabernet Day is upon us! Cabernet Sauvignon is the love-child of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, and can be found virtually everywhere you make wine. It loves long, warm summers (just like us!), and although it may not be the trendiest...
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August 22, 2017

TV Wine Pairings: Edinburgh TV Festival

We're thrilled to be sponsoring the Edinburgh TV Festival this year, and to celebrate, we’ve matched a selection of our top wines with our favourite genres. Inspired by some of TV's top talent, our choices stem from the affordable, everyday wines of our top producers. We feel that these wines perfectly...
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August 17, 2017

Summer drinking (no sun required)

We can’t guarantee beautiful British weather over the bank holiday, but we can promise a way to fill your wine rack with some seriously tasty tipples. And if the lazy August days have made deciding on a wine a bit tricky, we've narrowed it down for you with our top...
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August 1, 2017

Book & Bottle #NovelPairing: A Gentleman in Moscow

After the Russian Revolution Count Alexander Illyich Rostov, aristocrat and bon vivant, is imprisoned in the luxurious Hotel Metropol. Not in his usual suite but a tiny attic. From here he watches the world change around him. Helping me choose a #NovelPairing for this charming chronicle are James Franklin from...
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July 31, 2017

Corney & Barrow Partners with Scottish Ballet

We believe ‘Life Rewards the Curious’ and this year we'll continue to support the Arts through a new partnership with Scottish Ballet, taking up the role of official wine sponsor. Scottish Ballet are a touring company, staging events world-wide.  Now their audiences will be able to enjoy wine which reflects the same...
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July 17, 2017

Corney and Barrow House Wine

Everybody needs a Corney & Barrow label. Keeping your prized bottles away from the younger generation? Looking to impress the new father-in- law? Or just a quiet evening meal. There is always a time and place for Corney & Barrow label wines. Our role is to make sure they excite...
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July 14, 2017

Roc through the ages…Roc de Cambes 1995 to 2015…

This tasting was a little while in the making, it was something I’ve wanted to do for some time. A conversation with the unique (word used properly) Francois Mitjavile while tasting the 2016s back in April and the seed was sown with the man that matters most. I must at this point...
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July 10, 2017

Belair-Monange and more…

Late June every other year sees VinExpo in Bordeaux…oddly I’ve never actually been to the main halls. This year we, a few of the team at C&B, got the invite to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Ets J.P.Moueix with whom we work very closely. We decided to do an “out and back”...
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