Spittoon.biz Bookmark This page
Corkscrew
Taking A Snap
Naked Wines Argentina Tasting
d'Arenberg The Derelict Vineyard
Tucumen Cabernet Sauvignon
Beer Barrels
Gentlemens Club, Celebrity Eclipse
Under Wraps, Champagne Bottles
Sunlight on Italian Vines
Glass of Rose
Waiting for a bottle
Stainless steel tubing at the Sevilen Winery
Kavaklidere Vineyard
Tio Pepe
Pouring The Red
Cappadocian Vineyard from a Balloon

What I do

I write – about wine mainly (tasting notes, food and wine matching, vineyard visits and so on) and take photographs of the same. There is also the occasional cocktail, beer or bar review and the odd restaurant review. Add in a sprinkling of food (that, when made by me, is enthusiastically described as ‘rustic’, certainly not dainty) and plenty of related travel pieces. Spittoon has been around since 2004 and has led, over the years, to various writing gigs (online for AOL, Guardian Word of Mouth, Via Michelin). There is also the off-line work providing website content, shop tasting notes and book chapters in the likes of Wine Opus. Add in membership of the Circle of Wine Writers [CWW Facebook Page] and hold the WSET Diploma.

While not trampling around the fields around my South Oxfordshire home you may find me, champagne in hand, on a train travelling to some exotic destination around Europe. I’ll probably fly home…

Latest: Spittoon ranked 5th in the top UK Food and Drink blogs via Tamar SEO & Social

Find Me Online

Proud member of the Circle of Wine Writers

Photo Usage

You may use any image on this site for personal, non-commercial purposes provided that:
1. The text “Photo © Andrew Barrow” appears legibly next to the image – underneath, above or vertically along side it
2. The copyright text and the image itself must both link to my URL: http://www.spittoon.biz
3. You get my approval for any public use of my images (i.e. your personal web site, a school report), since there are some contexts in which I might not want them used.

If you have questions about commercial or editorial use of my images, if you wish to inquire about licensing any images for commercial or editorial use, or if you have any other questions about the Terms of Use statements above, please use the contact form.

I do hope you find something of interest here. Do leave a comment if you are so inclined.

Regards

Andrew Barrow+


sunset_over_vitovska_vines

Advert

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Recent Posts

31
Aug

Moustachioed Wine Man

Somewhere during the visit to Pichon Longueville I spotted this sad looking chap. The drooped shoulders just add to his unhappy demeanour or maybe its theRead More

27
Aug

A Wine For Your Burger

Today is National Burger Day. I am sure Burger King and the ol’ golden triangle guys are loving it. But something a little more classy andRead More

26
Aug

Video: Tanqueray No. Ten Silver Martini Cocktail

This month Tanqueray No. TEN celebrated at WORLD CLASS, the annual search for the globe’s best bartenders, hosted in the heart of London at 33 FitzroyRead More

24
Aug

Qcumber and Gin

Cucumber – an occasional garnish for a gin and tonic and one that works best with herbaceous-led gins. Looking at the likes of Caorunn and GinRead More

10
Aug

Winery Outbuilding Chateau Mauvesin-Barton

A photo taken in Bordeaux for this weeks Sunday Wine Shot – rather apt as the group who went on the trip are meeting for aRead More

7
Aug

Cocktails at Scarfes

I have to say I do love this bar. The plush, slightly eclectic décor had me as I walked through the door, while the cocktails wereRead More

Top

© 2004-2014 Spittoon.biz All Rights Reserved