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London’s Best Wine Bar.

London’s Best Wine Bar.

Guess where I was last week! If you follow SpittoonExtra you would of course know it was Vinoteca. This marvellous little place has another accolade –Read More

Andrew Barrow
23 Sep
Matching Champagne and Food

Matching Champagne and Food

What to eat with Champagne? There seems to be little available online in regards to specifics matches of champagne styles with food; excpet for a littleRead More

Vintage Wine Poster: Malesan, Bordeaux.

Vintage Wine Poster: Malesan, Bordeaux.

How about a little wine poster porn for a Wednesday? The image here is by Bergerac born Jean-Pierre Got. He producers, exclusively it would seem, vintage-styledRead More

Andrew Barrow
28 Jun

George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery.

For the first time in 200 years, 18th century-style stills are being installed at the soon-to-be reconstructed George Washington’s Whiskey Distillery in America. Daily Press“The distillery,Read More

Andrew Barrow
15 Apr

Deep Space Alcohol.

Universe Today reports that astronomers have located a gigantic cloud of alcohol surrounding a stellar nursery. The cloud measures half a trillion km across (300 billionRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Apr
Curious Brew – New Beers.

Curious Brew – New Beers.

Curious Brew is a range of three beers that are a fusion of brewing and wine-making techniques. They are the result of a co-operation between OwenRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Apr

Alsace under Screwcap

That bastion of tradition, Alsace, is to have its first range of wines bottled under screwcap. Oh, hold on… it is not the first wine underRead More

Andrew Barrow
29 Mar
A mention in Olive.

A mention in Olive.

I am sure no one else has even noticed; certainly no one is going to be inclined to blog about it. So I will. Spittoon hasRead More

Andrew Barrow
21 Mar
ISake Premium

ISake Premium

Thoughts of soapy water, of biting alcohol and of paraffin should be laid to one side. For here, in this lightly frosted bottle, is a liquidRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Mar

White Cabernet – Cabernet Cygne Blanc.

Costing around £12 a bottle a new variety – Cabernet Cygne Blanc – is to be offered from a South African producer. The variety is aRead More

Andrew Barrow
1 Mar

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Petit Comptoir Francais

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27
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24
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20
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20
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Stainless Steel Tanks at Chateau La Dominique Bordeaux

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18
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Quinta do Portal Douro Portugal

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