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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
Wine Tasting Note: Ironstone Vineyards Honeywood Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Lodi, California.

Wine Tasting Note: Ironstone Vineyards Honeywood Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Lodi, California.

The wine aisle in Tesco seldom excites; even the slightly dusty ‘fine wine’ display in my local branch. But in an attempt to break-away from theRead More

Andrew Barrow
19 Sep
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Wine Tasting Note: Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne

Wine Tasting Note: Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne

Gosset Champagne Wine Tasting Note: Gosset Brut Excellence Champagne, NV, Champagne, France.Independents around £30.Straw yellow in colour with a fine stream of bubbles. There is aRead More

Andrew Barrow
15 Sep
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Wine Tasting Note: A1 Muvedre, 2005, Alicante, Spain.

Wine Tasting Note: A1 Muvedre, 2005, Alicante, Spain.

Wine Tasting Note: A1 Muvedre, 2005, Alicante, Spain.Brindisa £5.75.(Muvedre must be Mourvèdre ala Monastrell!)The conditions around Alicante on Spain’s Mediterranean coast are ideal for producing heartyRead More

Andrew Barrow
14 Sep
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Red Wine tastes of Port, White Like Peaches in Brandy.

Hugh Johnson, one of the UK’s top wine experts has “declared war” on the fashion for ever-greater alcohol content in our favourite liquid, branding the newRead More

Andrew Barrow
11 Sep
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Wine Tasting Note: Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, New Zealand.

Wine Tasting Note: Lake Chalice Sauvignon Blanc, 2004, Marlborough, New Zealand.Independents £9.99.A fresh and zingy Marlborough Sauvignon – a superb pink grapefruit, lime and gooseberry aromaRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Sep
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A mention in Caterer and Hotelkeeper.

Pity they didn’t manage to set an active link to spittoon but here is the article on blogging written by Ross Bentley for Caterer and Hotelkeeper.Read More

Andrew Barrow
9 Sep
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Wine Tasting Note: Bravante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Napa Valley, USA.

Wine Tasting Note: Bravante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Napa Valley, USA.

Wine Tasting Note: Bravante Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003, Napa Valley, USA.Price approximately £30.Aquired a 3/4 full bottle of this yesterday, a wine left over from aRead More

Andrew Barrow
7 Sep
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Combinations 6: Wine for Roast Partridge with Grapes and Walnuts.

Combinations 6: Wine for Roast Partridge with Grapes and Walnuts.

The food and wine matching exercise reaches round 6. To recap the recipes featured on Combinations have been: An Austrian Dessert Baked Mackerel with Rhubarb SauceRead More

Andrew Barrow
5 Sep
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Whisky Trendsetters

What image do you have of whisky drinkers? Older gents with cigars perhaps or Scottish lairds shaking the snow off kilts and furry sporrans. Generally, withRead More

Andrew Barrow
4 Sep
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