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Christmas Wine II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Dogberry, Nov 27, 2020.

  1. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    A wine that needs no introduction,blossoms after about an hour.
     
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  2. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    A fashionable wine needing no introduction.
     
  3. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    Txakoli Ameztoi

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  4. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    How is it?
     
  5. gintonic

    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

    we love it, and have had loads. Slightly tart, fruity a pleasant drink. It needs the special pourer to aerate
     
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  6. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    What grape is it?
     
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    gintonic 50 shades of grey pussy cats

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  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

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    Part 1 - outside in the drizzle under the parasol. Sorg night! 2014 Gewürz VV - the last bottle, and possibly starting to show its age although still lovely. Another trip to Eguisheim is mandatory in the next eighteen months or so. Paired with FMlJ.

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    Part 2 - forced indoors by the strong wind that was threatening to blow the parasol over. Gaston saw me fumbling with some Roquefort I bought in Waitrose yesterday and swiftly produced a half of Waitrose/Suduiraut Sauternes, which had loads of marmalade and honey flavours and proved to be a fine match. In a slightly melancholy mood having been forced indoors on a July night, I put on some Kevin Ayers. Although his music isn’t always melancholy per se, I find his career trajectory from light and carefree to darker and resigned rather sad. Mainly down to lack of application and his love of the bottle, said mates like Robert Wyatt. Obviously I can’t imagine such a thing. I’d quite like to ramble on about Kevin for a bit, but a separate thread may be a better idea.
     
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  9. Marchbanks

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    Time for a couple of old favourites. Tonight it’s l’Ancien 2018. It’s great. We all know that, and I wouldn’t bother mentioning it - except Christmas Wine is languishing on page 3, which isn’t good enough considering some of the nonsense on page 1.

    Tonight this is paired with a fine display from the bat Red Arrows (one shown as a blur above right-hand Genelec, trust me, really) and Matching Mole’s Little Red Record, an album I bought on the day of release. Robert Wyatt could really swing as a drummer, and Julie Christie (for it was she, under a pseudonym) is having a great time providing some of the comic turns. I wonder if Robert holds the same views today (“I’d rather have the Chinese here than Europe on me thrust!”) that he did 50 years ago?
     
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  10. eternumviti

    eternumviti Wittering on the Vine

    A couple of dry evenings in an effort to rest the liver. It's hell.

    My son and his GF here for a week this evening so the rest won't have been a long or adequate one.
     
  11. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Also @John Phillips
    On offer at £10 and the Buy 6 save 25% off is on at my local Sainsbury's.
     
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  12. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Bought a bottle of Muriel Rioja 2019 from the coop last night £6, brilliant value for money and a decent wine, think it’s discounted by £2.
     
  13. Dogberry

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  14. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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    Nice light ,fruity,creamy Chardonnay.
    At Majestic.In case you're wondering the last word
    in the description is "burrosita" ...buttery.
    I quite like this.
     
  15. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’ll be doing that next week prior to blood donation. It isn’t a requirement, but it seems like a decent gesture. I don’t find any difficulty in laying off for a couple of days, but I tend to feel even blearier in the mornings. That’s not the way my teetotal friends say it should be - or at least I’m guessing it wouldn’t be, were I unfortunate enough to have any.
     
  16. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    I think they look forward to seeing you,so your blood can be dialysed for some high end CdR.
     
  17. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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  18. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    Lidl have a French wine week going on the wines look pretty decent to me they’ve a white and red section.
     
  19. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

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  20. mandryka

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    I bought another bottle of this just to see, and just had some of it with lunch. It is what it is: cheap industrial claret. But very drinkable cheap industrial claret, a pleasure for me at least, to quaff. Unbelievable value at about £8 a bottle.

    I would certainly recommend it over Vinatis’s Terres D’orb, especially at their current price - terres d’orb is a good cooking wine, but one glass is enough for drinking.

    This Médoc is a good sipping wine, in a way, too good for the daube! Certainly too good for a party of people who aren’t wine heads. It’s like Guigal CdR in that respect.

    I’ve got a case coming on Sunday.
     
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