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Prosecco and Food

Prosecco and Food

Now of course you don’t have Michelin starred food at home – or maybe you do and it’s just me that has to slum it –Read More

Combinations 12: A wine for Melon, Pecorino and Culatello Anti-Pasti

Combinations 12: A wine for Melon, Pecorino and Culatello Anti-Pasti

The flavours in this anti-pasti dish attract but leave me perplexed in what wine to serve; an ideal choice of food then for the next CombinationsRead More

Combinations 11 – A Wine For Garlic Soup

Combinations 11 – A Wine For Garlic Soup

There are two possible versions of this post. The first relays in graphic detail the making of the soup and how the blender top flew offRead More

Andrew Barrow
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A Quick Guide to Wine With Chocolate

A Quick Guide to Wine With Chocolate

Having devoured with gluttonous gusto a Hotel Chocolate Easter Egg over the weekend, thereby revealing yet again a total character weakness for all things chocolate, IRead More

Andrew Barrow
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White Wine With Cheese

I have just updated one of the most popular posts here on Spittoon – Matching Cheese and Wine. A few new wine pairings have been addedRead More

Champagne Food Pairings: Champagne and Caviar

It is not every day that you have the opportunity to sample the likes of Cristal, Dom Pérignon and Krug side-by-side with Caviar (and at £180Read More

A Wine For Crispy Lemon Chicken

A Wine For Crispy Lemon Chicken

Alex over at Eating Leeds selected a rather tasty sounding New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc to accompany the food for this round of Combinations. It is roundRead More

Combinations 10: Pak Choi with Crispy Lemon Chicken

Combinations 10: Pak Choi with Crispy Lemon Chicken

Something simple for this months little food and wine matching exercise – Pak Choi with Crispy Lemon Chicken. I am sure it is not difficult toRead More

Five Rules For Matching Wine With Food

Reams and reams of writing have been produced on matching wine and food. Entire books in fact – some of them rather excellent* – have beenRead More

Andrew Barrow
12 Feb
A Wine For Paprika and Chorizo Baked Eggs

A Wine For Paprika and Chorizo Baked Eggs

The Combinations challenge is a little exercise to match a wine with a specific dish. This month it is with a Baked Egg dish; eggs beingRead More

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