Tag Archives: PortoVino

Wine & Pies?

Wine and Pies may not seem to be the most obvious of bedfellows, the latter more associated with a beer or mug of tea, but as the pies in question are self-styled gourmet pies then why not trade up on … Continue reading

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Bin21 Hexham Tasting

Last month Bin21 Hexham put together its first local tasting since opening its doors in December 2011, only a year and a half since owner Patrick (Paddy) Eyres first started in Morpeth in October 2010. The Tynedale tasting was organised … Continue reading

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A Preponderance of Port…a NEWTS tasting

The January 2012 NEWTS meeting was the first time since New Year that I’d really dedicated any time to wine; after my Christmas cold and return to work the days had quickly passed and I’d even manager to forget The … Continue reading

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Bin 21, a Tasting to Remember

Remembrance Day saw Patrick Eyres of Bin21 put together an 11/11/11 tasting in Morpeth Rugby Club bringing together a cadre of suppliers to show off a wide range of wines to all comers. I initially heard of the event through … Continue reading

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Greybeard’s Corner – June 2011

The 2011 harvest in both hemispheres dominates the recent wine news while Germany fills up a large part of my own wine experiences in this month’s Corner post. Wine News: Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. … Continue reading

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PortoVino Summer Tasting at the Biscuit Factory

Portuguese wine retailer PortoVino, run by Alan Holmes and Paul Raven (fellow NEWTS), held their summer tasting at the Biscuit Factory in Newcastle last Thursday evening (can there be a better venue for a tasting than an art gallery?). I … Continue reading

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