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Christmas Wine

Discussion in 'off topic' started by eternumviti, Dec 24, 2018.

  1. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ well yes and no: however great Burgundy wine is I like variety.
    Despite being so much further away I'm sure there is a better selection of Bordeaux, Rhone, Alsace/Mosel and Loire wine in London than Burgundy.
    And I doubt there is much Italian, German or Spanish wine to be bought in Burgundy.
    New World ? You must be joking !
     
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  2. fama

    fama pfm Member

    All true.
    However I admire liking for local produce
    that I seem to see in France.
     
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  3. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

  4. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Chilled Pigeoulet here.
     
  5. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

  6. chartz

    chartz pfm Member

    Come over here in Saone et Loire and also admire the wonderful landscape while sipping it!
     
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  7. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    Albarino, on a session today followed by a Fleurie, with iced water as a side.

    Pot of black tea/or mint laterish.
     
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  8. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    I used the phrase 'passing through Calais' advisedly...
     
  9. fama

    fama pfm Member

    Funnily enough moved on to Albariño.
    Hottest day of the year here.
     
  10. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Blimey, I haven’t started yet. Time to put that right. A glass or two of Chinon Rosé followed by some Bouza Tannat Sin Barrica with the steak. Looks like the rain has petered out, so outside it is.

    When I bought the Bouza in France at a silly reduced price the supermarket also had some Bouza Albariño for the same amount. I didn’t buy any, and really wish I had.
     
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  11. BTC3

    BTC3 pfm Member

    Sounds like a good way to round out the day, @Marchbanks

    I’ve worked from the garden today, with kiddo playing in his paddling pool and generally causing mayhem. I’ve worked through a stash of Big Drop soft drinks (extra drinks on hot days, as kiddo reminds me), and am trying to work out whether it’s cocktails or wine this evening.
     
  12. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    My experience today, understands this reasoning more now. We both enjoyed a 11.5% Vouvray after some more robust stuff earlier, made no difference.
    live and learn.
     
  13. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    [QUOTE="Marchbanks, post: 4070193, member: 314
    When I bought the Bouza in France at a silly reduced price the supermarket also had some Bouza Albariño for the same amount. I didn’t buy any, and really wish I had.[/QUOTE]

    Vivino is listening to us: just to piss you off further I got an email offering that Bouza at £19.90 and gives it 4.1.
     
  14. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Yes, that worked. Never mind, Marchbanks - can’t win ’em all. Just concentrate on those seven bottles of Bin 389 in the cellar that you paid £18 each for.
     
  15. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    Indeed. That is but one of your many bargain finds...
    Parochial France is good hunting ground.
     
  16. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    This is my current favourite - I think I might have mentioned it before, it’s a crazy bargain. Delivery only within France, sadly, but if you are going over, why not get some delivered to your temporary address? Free 2-day delivery over 100€ (ie 24 bottles.) They tell me the offer will run until August 11. A French friend and I have so far accounted for 60 bottles between us.

    https://www.lerepairedebacchus.com/accueil/2985-famille-perrin-ventoux-3999990153278.html

    Around £11-12 in the UK.
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020
  17. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ for those who want to buy it in the UK Oddbins have it in magnums for £18. Will look quite impressive without breaking the bank.
     
  18. Marchbanks

    Marchbanks Hat and Beard member

    Here's Marcel Doodly Doodah in a Wine Soc clip they sent me today. Ostensibly about Guigal CdR 2016/17, but really just saying how good it generally is. I don't have any 2016, I can't help thinking I should rectify that toot sweet. I wonder what the unidentified wine in the glass was? I think he had already sunk a fair amount if it. I'm pleased to see he has realised that moustache only doesn't really cut it, though.

     
  19. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    ^ Marcel is hardly breaking news that Guigal CdR is usually good VFM. But something nags at me a bit about it: that it is constructed to please rather than 'made on the vines'. With over a million bottles a year it could hardly be anything else but a skilful blend of grapes from all over the region, and perhaps we should not care that it is.
    However it is the French themselves who bang on about terroir all the time....
     
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2020
  20. blossomchris

    blossomchris I feel better than James Brown

    long time since I have tried Rose, some horrid 70's over sweet concoction.

    This was very nice though https://www.waitrosecellar.com/provence/mirabeau-pure-provence-rose-603980 bought another also a stablemate but appears to be all drunk at Waitrose. We drunk one for lunch, and then one of my daughters dropped in and both gone by 2.30pm.

    I have ordered a mixed dozen, from France (Provence), Sicily and Spain.
     

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