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Christmas Wine II

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

  1. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    That is tedious. Even more so as they are the only varietal-specific ones I already have. Mine are still in the care of Hermes, somewhere.

    Yes.
     
  2. Joe Hutch

    Joe Hutch Mate of the bloke

    [Thinks of making feeble joke about 'Que Syrah, Syrah', decides not to bother]
     
  3. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Don't believe anything more than thin glass and a normal shape is required. A larger glass for red and smaller for white has some logic regarding temperature.
    The existence of 20 ? different Riedel glasses for different grapes is brilliant marketing IMO... and I have a few of them.
    In fact the glass I use for red more than any other is meant for oaked chardonnay I think. edit I checked and it looks like the pinot noir one so perhaps I escape censure.
    We don't seem to need 20 different beer glasses, single malt glasses etc
     
  4. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Ssssh - you’ll be telling us we don’t need to spend £50 on a mains cable next.

    TBH I bought both the PN and the Chardo, but only because £20 for a pair seemed a decent deal. I like my Riedel Magnum for all reds, but they won’t last forever. I already have the Rieslings that Andrew mentioned and use them for all whites. I wouldn’t have bothered if the offer had been for two more of the same.
    No, nine varietal-specific beer glasses should be sufficient for any well-balanced human being.

    [​IMG]
     
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  5. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ have you tried a Rhône in that Rochefort glass ? Live life on the wild side.
    If a wine is young I sometimes compare the effect of one of those aerator gadgets but every time I think I've pinned down the difference it floats away.
     
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2020
  6. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Mine are here now, inner boxes intact despite the crushed outer packaging (the current Hermes lad pushes a Transit-sized load of parcels into his little hatchback.) I have the PN as ordered, but they have substituted Cab/Merlot for Chard. They are both bloomin’ huge (that is not a half bottle.) That’s fine for the PN, they are on the same scale as the giant bottles the ABC Isabelle came in last week. I might visit my local Tkmaxx to see if I can swap the others, though.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    I tried to relieve Vinatis of some of their Morgon but it seems that you have to be sponsored to create an account with them and no option to buy as a guest. ; (
     
  8. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^^ those are the two I use most of the time. You don't have to fill them...
    There are stemless versions which are more practical.
     
  9. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I have an account with Vinatis France and have logged into Vinatis UK - it is giving me the opportunity to refer a friend. If you want me to refer you, drop me your name and email in a pm!
     
  10. andrew d

    andrew d pfm Member

    Thank you! All done. I'm thinking that I'm not going to be able to hop across to France before 31/12/20 and that the way negotiations are going that, whilst we may get Brexit done, in all probability we will 'get done by Brexit' on future European wine purchases.
     
  11. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Somewhere upthread wacko gave a link to an article saying we would be allowed to bring in 36 bottles after Brexit without paying duty at the border. I’ve now found the original info on gov.uk, and while it is spun in a stupid way to make it appear as if the limits are being increased rather than decreased, it seems to be policy and not dependent on a trade agreement. Not great, but better than nothing (or what we had pre-Customs Union.)

    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/duty-free-extended-to-the-eu-from-january-2021
     
  12. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Big thumbs up to yer Man.
    Le Ronsay 2019 arrived.
    Before Hic (sic).
     
  13. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Hic gave the dude Jean Marc Burgaud as a substitution
    Wow superb.
     
  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I’m tempted to get some of his Vignes de Lantignié as I’ve not bothered to buy Wild Soul. Especially as I now have a £10/10€ Vinatis voucher.
     
  15. Dogberry

    Dogberry pfm Member

    Yeah that was the wine I had in those rather bulbous PN glasses.verdict ca vroom.
    Not had Beaujolais for a lot of years
    not sure why just dropped off the horizon.
    A welcome reaquaintance.
     
  16. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    This was delicious with prawn on shell, winter salad and mayo https://www.averys.com/product/1481019, and good until 2025. most certainly appreciated the quality of this wine. ordered another 8 and 4 bottles of untried stuff, I enjoy trying different wines
     
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  17. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    @blossomchris - picking up on the trying different wines, consider giving some Txakoli a go with that menu.
     
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  18. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Agreed. I've only had 1 bottle of my current stash: letting it become beaujolais vieux.
     
  19. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    In keeping with the Beaujolais mood I opened a bottle of Foillard Morgon 2017 given to me as a prezzie. It wasn’t at all what I was expecting - then I realised that the last few bottles of Beaujolais I’ve tasted have been Nouveaux foisted on me by friends in France when I have visited them at the wrong time of the year.

    This was lovely, and I suspect if I knew anything about Burgundy I’d compare it favourably. Or maybe that’s just the influence of my new Tkmaxx Pinot Noir varietal specific glasses, pressed unwillingly into service as it’s next door.

    As you can tell, I’m not very articulate tonight, so I’ll hand over to a CT colleague for an in-depth review. (Between you and me, from the style I reckon it’s Clive Coates in disguise.)

    18/11/2018 - BJLCRUCRAZY WROTE:94 Points

    Just friggin beautiful. So delicious. So gluggable!!

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020
  20. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ Hmmm 2017 Morgon glugged in November 2018. I like the passion in JFB though.
    I wonder how many points he would have given if he had waited a year...
    Or even 2 as you did. 'Lovely' sounds like a 92.5.
    Lucky you are on a 3 (or is it 5 ?) grade scale otherwise you may have to recalibrate previous scores in light of the new Riedel glasses. o_O
     
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2020

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