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More on Bisol’s Dorona Vineyard

More on Bisol’s Dorona Vineyard

I’ve just been sent a vastly improved photo of the Bisol Dorona vineyard I was lucky to visit a couple of weeks back (click for aRead More

On the Celebrity Eclipse: The Cellar Masters Lounge

On the Celebrity Eclipse: The Cellar Masters Lounge

I fell asleep during the opening scenes of Terry Gilliam’s Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus just as someone I vaguely recognised trunded off on a horse drawnRead More

Andrew Barrow
4 May
On the Celebrity Eclipse: QSine by JVS

On the Celebrity Eclipse: QSine by JVS

For a few brief moments I played with an Apple Ipad. Rare as hen’s teeth in the UK is the Ipad. Aside from the computer-geek thrillRead More

Andrew Barrow
2 May
Food and Wine Matching at Restaurante Vínico Galeria do Esporão

Food and Wine Matching at Restaurante Vínico Galeria do Esporão

You would expect a vineyard based restaurant to provide a selection of superlative food matched perfectly with the estates wines. The Esporão Estate in Portugal doesn’tRead More

Portugal in Pictures: Stainless Steel Tanks

Portugal in Pictures: Stainless Steel Tanks

I’ve rubbed them in Alsace, stroked them in South Africa, walked passed them in Bordeaux and enjoyed a large wine tasting surrounded by some Dalek-like versionsRead More

Quinta do Mouro, Alentejo, Portugal

Quinta do Mouro, Alentejo, Portugal

I have a confession to make. An apology too. The European Wine Bloggers excursion into the Alentejo was an excellent experience. The first stop was atRead More

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
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

Alsace in Black and White

Alsace in Black and White

Two shots from the recent trip to Alsace; tasting notes etc to follow at some point. First photograph is from the Hugel tasting room in theRead More

Andrew Barrow
9 Jul
Photographs from Boschendal

Photographs from Boschendal

Highly unusual to be allowed anywhere near a winery during the harvest; most are hectic to the extreme with the processing of grapes to have evenRead More

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