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Roll out the barrel…

Roll out the barrel…

During my visits to the cool dark cavernous wine cellars of the Douro and Dao I often find myself wandering between rows of wooden barrels. Most of these barrels are around the 500 litre size we are accustomed to but now and again there are some truly gigantic barrels...
Cork

Cork

There is nothing quite like the sound of a cork being eased slowly out of a bottle of wine and that satisfying pop; the whole ritual adds to the anticipation of an evening relaxing with friends and putting the world to rights. Why cork ?  Cork has been used as a...