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La Cuisine for the Wine Savvy

La Cuisine for the Wine Savvy

La Cuisine For the Wine Savvy: A Guest Post by Douglas Blyde: With 25 to his name, the world’s most Michelin starred chef, Joël Robuchon announcedRead More

Liefmans Fruit Beer

Liefmans Fruit Beer

A rich chocolate dessert is required. What I should have done is pick up a selection of top quality chocolate from the deli, plucked a halfRead More

Andrew Barrow
28 Feb
Bibendum Times: a wine community that is completely different

Bibendum Times: a wine community that is completely different

Outside of the travel-based features I try and provide mixed range of wines from a varied rage of companies; Waitrose features quite regularly as that isRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Dec
Spar Gives Wine Speak Some Local Flavour

Spar Gives Wine Speak Some Local Flavour

A slightly odd-ball marketing idea; a national supermarket chain implementing wine back labels in the local dialect. Nothing like demystifying the incomprehensible into the ununderstandable… orRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Nov
European Wine Travel Guides Now Free To View

European Wine Travel Guides Now Free To View

News received during the weekends Wine Bloggers Conference in Lisbon – the Wine Travel Guides website has made its wealth of content free to view! Previously,Read More

Andrew Barrow
4 Nov
‘A Meal Without Wine Is Like A Day Without Sunshine’

‘A Meal Without Wine Is Like A Day Without Sunshine’

‘A Meal Without Wine Is Like A Day Without Sunshine’ – a phrase first written by Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, a 19th Century French gastronome who alsoRead More

Andrew Barrow
23 Sep
Wine Maestro on the Plinth

Wine Maestro on the Plinth

Brett Jones, perhaps more famously known as the Wine Maestro, is one of the 2,400 people selected from more than 30,000 applicants to appear as partRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Sep
The Greatest Coverage of South African Wine…

The Greatest Coverage of South African Wine…

An excellent trip to the wine lands of South Africa last March gave rise to a host of blog posts both here on Spittoon and elsewhere.Read More

Deiss : Premier Cru or Not Premier Cru

Deiss : Premier Cru or Not Premier Cru

Alsace has 51 officially designated grand cru plots, it’s only a little region but all seem to agree that 51 is a rather large number. WhicheverRead More

The Problem With Alsace Wines Is…

The Problem With Alsace Wines Is…

There is one major problem with the wines from Alsace. It is not the old issue with bottle shape – the singular reason many retailers spoutRead More

Andrew Barrow
3 Aug

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