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Christmas Wine II

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

  1. eguth

    eguth pfm Member

    At last! Snow HAS arrived in London! I'm celebrating with Shepherd Neame Spitfire in my Georgian pewter mug...but not before I went out into it in my undies.
     
  2. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Good thing you had your mask on.
     
  3. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Shrinkage?
     
  4. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

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    a late lunch, beef again, not had any in ages, then twice in a week

    crikey, fortunate to get away with not corking. we really like this wine, will decant shortly
     
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  5. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Spotted this
    Côtes-du-Rhône Mon Coeur, Sélection Jean-Louis Chave 2019 £42 IB

    in that rhone offer.. bagged it with the Voge.
     
  6. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Good price for a big name.
     
  7. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Yeah that's for six.
    I didn't realise they don't guarantee you a purchase they put you in "the allocation
    process".A bit like the old M&S website
    you ordered something pot luck if you got it.
     
  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Yes, that’s why I said there was no rush. You don’t lose anything by ordering at the last minute, which gives you time to track down a bottle of anything you don’t know to see if you like it. I wouldn’t worry though, I’ve always been allocated everything I put on my list (so far.)
     
  9. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    You people are being very unfriendly and taciturn about my request for some Riesling recommendations at about £25. Maybe everyone’s too drunk.
     
  10. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    I have been on a bit of a discovery of German and Italian wines since moving from post Brexit vote London to Germany 3.5 years back. As far as white wines go, I pretty much only drink German wines (other than the occasional Burgundy) - Riesling trocken/halb-trocken/GG/Feinherb, few Grauburgunders and Blanc de Noir. There really are outstanding white wines here with great QPR.
    Strongly recommend these ones....Dont know whether you can get any of these easily in post Brexit UK, but well worth looking out...2019 vintage was surerb but any vintage between 2015 and 2019 will serve you well

    Fritz Haag is my personal favourite VFM Riesling maker...but there's a ton of choice

    For immediate drinking
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/brauneberger-riesling-j-trocken-jahrgang-2019-41959h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/b...ng-grosse-lage-feinherb-jahrgang-2019-41964h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/riesling-niederhaeuser-ortswein-trocken-jahrgang-2019-43144h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/riesling-alte-reben-trocken-jahrgang-2019-42962h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/grauburgunder-s-trocken-jahrgang-2019-42771h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/riesling-schimbock-trocken-jahrgang-2015-30398h/



    Keep for a couple of years at least...
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/b...rosses-gewaechs-trocken-jahrgang-2019-41966h/
    https://www.gute-weine.de/produkt/r...rosses-gewaechs-trocken-jahrgang-2019-42181h/
     
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  11. mandryka

    mandryka pfm Member

    That looks great though I'm not sure about the logistics of importing from The Continent. I've always wanted to explore German wines.
     
  12. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    You may be able to get some of these in UK online wine shops..
     
  13. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese2018(six) 75 ducats at Costco online.Imho bargain.
    If it's no good for you it might be good
    for somebody.
     
  14. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    Haven't seen Fritz Haag in UK shops yet, but a few other options on Vivino shipping within UK...prices are noticeably higher than in Germany but still well worth a try
    The entry level Fritz Haag Riesling also there - not as good as the Brauneberger' but still a delicious crisp and balanced wine

    https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/fritz-haag-riesling/w/1132925?cart_item_source=text-search
    https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/donnho...trocken/w/1152841?year=2015&price_id=23139224
    https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/de-mar...trocken/w/1681175?year=2018&price_id=22893982
    https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/dr-loo...e-reben/w/3359024?year=2015&price_id=12223151

    If you want something slightly sweetish...this looks like a pretty good deal
    https://www.vivino.com/GB/en/sa-pru...patlese/w/2327661?year=2009&price_id=12807058
     
  15. banjoman

    banjoman pfm Member

    Unfortunately, I remain deeply unimpressed by German reds - even the premium Pinot Noirs are average at best
    Difficult to justify paying anything 'premium' for a German red, when surrounded by great value Tuscan, Piemont, Bordeaux and Rhone reds...
     
  16. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Most Brits can only name Blue Nun and Black Tower: both export only as revenge for the war.
    Not sure what the Aussies were upset about when they made Fosters for us. Something cricket related perhaps.
    A google will show there are too many good riesling producers to have an opinion on all. Trust the Germans to do everything consistently right.
    Got into riesling relatively recently and it was triggered by Prum. Donnhoff, Clemens Busch and Schloss Lieser also all very good IMO.
     
  17. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

  18. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Don’t forget Dr. Loosen. I know nothing about the good Doctor’s wine at all other than his name, but that is already way more than good enough.

    German Riesling is fine but not as good as the real thing, obvs. I hadn’t mentioned it before as I thought the brief was German-only, but if that isn’t the case I suggest you ask @eternumviti nicely if he’ll let you have some of his Bruno Sorg Grand Cru Pfersigberg. Or if you are intimidated by his upmarket reputation you could always slum it and buy from Fortnums instead.
     
    Last edited: Jan 26, 2021
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  19. guey

    guey pfm Member

    Less than your £25, but I rather like the Main Divide Reisling.
    Their Pinot Gris is also a favourite round our gaff.
     
  20. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    He makes really good wines. The only problems is that they're so drinkable, they're gone before you know it.
     

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