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A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

I’ve sampled this wine before – same vintage – way back in December 2005. Time has not been that gracious; just hope the wine hasn’t beenRead More

Combinations 14: A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

Combinations 14: A Wine For Pasta with Walnut Sauce

An Italian slant I feel is in order for the next round of Combinations. This recipe is taken from a recipe book that I have hadRead More

A Wine for Garlic Prawns

A Wine for Garlic Prawns

The recipe ended with a suggestion for Viognier as the perfect match. Indeed Francesca went this route and found a delicious match with a bottle ofRead More

Andrew Barrow
16 Jun
Combinations 13: A Wine For Garlic Buttered Prawns

Combinations 13: A Wine For Garlic Buttered Prawns

A test both of wine-to-food matching and a recipe from a new recipe book. The Global Grub cookbook has 9 recipes aimed at the novice. AlsoRead More

Andrew Barrow
31 May
A wine for Melon, Pecorino and Culatello Anti-Pasti

A wine for Melon, Pecorino and Culatello Anti-Pasti

I’m feeling particularly smug – the wine I picked for matching with this antipasti turns out to be a damn brilliant match. I was after somethingRead More

Andrew Barrow
15 May
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
30 Mar
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
20 Mar

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

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