Author Archives for Andrew Barrow

Small Plates, Perfect Wines


Small Plates, Perfect Wines, a new cookbook from Andrews McMeel Publishing, featuring mouthwatering recipes and wine pairing tips, is now on bookstore shelves and available to order online.
Meze, tapas, antipasti, antojitos–no matter what you call them, small plates offer big flavor, and this is a style of dining and entertaining that has taken the country […]

A Wine for WBW


For once I am ahead of the game! I have found, consumed and written up a wine for the next round of Wine Blogging Wednesday.
Yep, over on Spittoon, if the ’schedule’ facility works correctly, there will appear a wonderful little post on the delights of a white from Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is all primed for […]

Merry Christmas From Wine Sediments


A very Merry Christmas from all the writers and ‘behind the scenes’ people here at Wine Sediments and the WellFed network as a whole.
We sincerely hope you have enjoyed our posts and wine coverage over the last year and look forward to providing continuing interest in the New Year.
We are taking a break now but […]

Wine Gifts to Go at Pour


Pour, that Upper West Side wine store I hear so much about, has a full selection of wine related gifts ready for those time and idea-strapped people this Christmas.
Among them, the “Let it Snow Stocking Stuffer” includes a bottle of Montepulciano, a pourer, a spill ring and a cork retriever and sells for $25, the […]

Wine Blogging Wednesday Flickr Group


For all you budding wine photographers the Wine Blogging Wednesday group has set-up a flickr group to highlight your endeavours.
Open to WBW participant bloggers only the group will be a great way to publicise your blog post in addition to forming a nice resource of all the wines reviewed. One photo only per month to […]

Food Blog Awards


Luckily for us wine lovers the Food Blog Awards has a for drink category. Not just wine, of course, but cocktails and beer related sites are all covered as well.
This year the nominations were far and reaching. After a hectic weekend of discussion between the various judges (of which I was one), the group came up with […]

UK Chain Threshers 50% Off Voucher


Just a quickie for all those UK-based readers.
Threshers, the national off-licence chain, is releasing a 50% off voucher in this coming Sunday’s Telegraph newspaper. The voucher gives the discount off the own-label Radcliffe range. Full details on UKWinesOnline.
Our experience of the range is generally fine - some decent wines at the very least. With 50% […]

Decanting Wine


Do you decant your wine? I’ve long been an advocate of decanting all wines regardless of quality; a little air can often do wonders.
This fun little video from  the chaps and chapesses at Real Meal TV discusses the very subject. It is one of several wine related video clips which include wine and chocolate, chilling […]

Find The Best Wine Deals Online


Vinquire.com, a San Francisco based wine portal, today unveils a free wine search engine enabling users to search for wines at over 3,300 U.S. wineries and retailers.  Vinquire inventories over 500,000 wines and offers users the ability to find virtually any wine at competitive prices.
Unlike other wine search engines, Vinquire displays all wine search results […]

English Vineyard for Sale


If you have always dreamt of managing your own vineyard and are looking for an established estate then the sale of Old Luxters/Chiltern Valley Wines on the South Buckinghamshire/Oxfordshire border may be of interest.
Perhaps an English estate was not your first choice but there is more to Old Luxters than just wine. They have a […]

Andrew Barrow

In addition to editing Wine Sediments I have four other blogs http://www.spittoon.biz - wine/wine and food http://www.spittoonextra.biz - food, blog events, photography http://www.ukwinesonline.co.uk - independent wine merchant scene in the UK http://www.thefoodielist.co.uk - food in the UK