Just discovered that, under the select wine by occasion tab on TWS website, there is an option to select wines for “Date night”
I wonder what your date night wine of choice is? For me, probably a half bottle or something low ABV so we don’t fall asleep on the sofa after an exhausting week!
(for wines to break up to, there is nothing better than chardonnay, drunk whilst watching Bridget Jones’ Diary)
What’s date night asking for a friend that’s been married 36 years …
you mean, asking for a friend’s spouse?
Well even I, who reads the many and increasing criticisms of TWS on the Community pages with a sigh of impatience, have got to admit that this is a pathetic effort!
Fair enough if you are new to wine and TWS, a few pointers to some special wines for date night MIGHT be useful. But this lot? 12 wines, 3 out of stock, 4 clarets and no white wine at all unless you fancy an oos date night ie alcohol free. What is the point of it all? The country’s going to the dogs I say.
Call me old-fashioned but the correct way to do a date night is surely five pints of decent German Lager and a kebab. Or pakora. Or bajis?
I mean, what’s the world coming to??
Chateau Musar, even in a young vintage, is a bold choice for a date.
Indeed it is. Fortunately for date night it is oos. And don’t get me started on the Beaujolais. Saint Amour has to be the date night BoJo of choice surely.
‘Don’t be afraid to decant’, they say.
I’ve never decanted a sparkling wine. Is it worth doing?
Not something I’ve ever tried.
I hadn’t seen this section before: the birthday wines are equally odd; again no whites, one oos. Presumably the reason for choosing them for a birthday is that all but one are 2013s, so suitable for a 10-year old. The 1998, with the illiterate blurb, was presumably chosen to get it off the shelf, given the reviews. (Why not suggest asking the WS if there is anything available for the birth year or at least some suitable age?)
Looks more like Debt night than Date night sort of wine…!
You know, one of these days I have to try some Yellow Tail just to see what all the fuss is about!
It’s fantastic …
… in a braised beef short-rib reduction.
Yellowtail certainly made me appreciate good wine.
Not necessarily in the way Yellowtail’s makers might have intended
As a ‘married’ for 52 years now I feel comfortable to recount my courting efforts and alcohol.
I plied my intended with multiple brands of gin back in our earliest days with no beneficial (amorous) effects. It took me three months to realise a bottle of Bulmers Strongbow would do the trick. However, once married, it was back on the gin.
PS: When did a date become a ‘date night’? (as we seldom go out after dark these days)