Andrew Barrow - wine writer, photographer, traveller

Andrew Barrow I write – about wine mainly (tasting notes, food and wine matching, vineyard visits and so on) and take photographs of the same. There is also the occasional cocktail, beer or bar review and the odd restaurant review. Add in a sprinkling of food (that, when made by me, is enthusiastically described as 'rustic', certainly not dainty) and plenty of related travel pieces.

Spittoon has been around since 2004 and has led, over the years, to various writing gigs (online for AOL, Guardian Word of Mouth, Via Michelin). There is also the off-line work providing website content, shop tasting notes and book chapters in the likes of Wine Opus. I’m a member of the Circle of Wine Writers and hold the WSET Diploma.

While not trampling around the fields around my South Oxfordshire home you may find me, champagne in hand, on a train travelling to some exotic destination around Europe. I’ll probably fly home…

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Example Via Michelin Article:
The wines of Dão and Bairrada

Review Samples

Samples are accepted for independent review. Please email for address details. All wines samples should be accompanied by price and stockist details. Published books and food items are also welcome for impartial review. Spittoon and the email newsletter attract several thousand visitors and readers everyday. A majority of new viewers reach Spittoon through web searches and are searching for a specific wine or type of wine.

Site network
The main focus of my writings - wine tasting notes, vineyard visits, travel, food and wine matching sessions.
A spin off from Spittoon, SpittoonExtra was created to hold non-wine related photographs and food only posts that often link in with a wine recommendation on Spittoon.

The Foodie List
Food related news, openings, consumer events, books, elusive ingredients, kitchen equipement and the like are all covered.