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LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste Bring A Bottle: Small Producers, Thursday 8th October, 8-9pm

Good afternoon/evening everyone!

Welcome to tonight’s LIVE virtual Bring A Bottle: Small Producers tasting.

This week, our theme is Small Producers - we’ll all be bringing different wine from a small producer that we have at home, for a virtual taste-along. We’re not going to be too prescriptive - whatever you class as ‘small’ is fine by us!

Here’s how things will work:

  1. We will post a WIKI (editable list) of who’s tasting what tonight. Have a look and, if you’re not on there, please do add yourself! You can do that by clicking the ‘Edit’ button in the bottom right of the WIKI post.
  2. We’ll also post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi, post bottle photos and start chatting before we start.
  3. We’re all drinking different bottles, so it might be hard to keep track. Whenever you post tonight, please start your post with the name of the wine you’re drinking!
  4. To begin, we’ll invite you all to pour a glass, have a swirl and take in the aromas, and post your thoughts and first impressions. Feel free to take your time and have a good swirl and sniff.
  5. We’ll then taste the wines together and ask you to share your own tasting note. Feel free to add any additional food matches and/or your thoughts on how well the wine is drinking now, and how much longer it might age. Anything goes, and there are no wrong answers!
  6. After this, we’ll possibly have time to ask for your mark out of 10, or final thoughts.

Please then feel free to continue chatting about the wines you’re drinking (we’ll likely be indulging in another glass anyway!)

If you’re new to The Community and need help with how to use the forum for the tasting and what the tasting involves, have a read of our guide ‘How To - Take part in our virtual #TWSTaste events’

Who’s on hand to help tonight

We have some of our staff attending tonight, so please feel free to use the below usernames and tag us if you need a hand (and if you’re new to The Community, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions you might have!)

@laura - Community Manager
@MrLaura - part of our Member Services team
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We’re very much looking forward to tonight, and seeing which bottles you’ve all chosen! We hope to ‘see’ you there!
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I decided for the Furmint, Peter Wetzer 2018. Opened it yesterday, actually. :blush:

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Ooh, I haven’t had a Furmint since Bin #004!

I’m looking forward to trying this tonight:

Thanks to a recommendation from @Embee in the Favourite Small Producers topic:

:smiley: Having it with leftover lasagne, which should be lovely.

What’s everyone else eating tonight?

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This for me, although I’ve already enjoyed half of it with the usual Thursday night stir fry, in my defence it’s only 10% ABV…

…the rest remains for later but I do have a glass on the go to ‘help’ me decide on what I want from the updated Italian list.

@laura, that wine really comes alive with food, lasagne sounds like a great choice too !

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Hello everyone!

Who’s joining us tonight? :smiley:

  • Me!
  • I’m lurking

0 voters

We are trying two wines from White Castle vineyard near Abergavenny

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Just trying to get supper on the table, but I’ve opened this



Can’t really claim favourite small producer as it was a random bottle shop grab, but it’s definitely a small producer (more to follow)

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Love the label design !

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Ooh! Possibly our first Welsh wine at a #twstaste!

It was! Ours was a veggie one and I think it would have been a better match with a traditional meat lasagne, but it definitely worked pretty well.

What’s for supper? :smiley:

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Dobrá Vinice, Créme de Parc National 2017

We’ve reached out to the limits of our wine experience tonight with this.

It’s a Czech sparkling wine and yes, we need to use a beer bottle opener to get in!

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Now THAT is obscure!! Can’t wait to hear more - where did you get it from?

What else?

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Roberson Wines. With a bit of discount as it’s a bin end. Excited and nervous to try!

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Alrighty then! Let’s start - have a swirl and a sniff. First impressions?

The Siegerrebe is very aromatic.

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Dobrá Vinice, Créme de Parc National 2017

Yeasty, green apple, pear, a hint of oat perhaps. It’s naturally cloudy. Actually pleasant. Pale yellow and maybe a bit shiny because it’s cloudy. Still nervous…

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Barbera d’Alba Nadia Curto

First impression on the nose is, WOW! Immediately out of the bottle, it actually smells a little volatile. Quickly calms down having been in the glass for a few minutes. Cherries in abundance of all different kinds, black, red, morello, glace, and bits of raspberry and cranberry. Not massively complex, but what it lacks in complexity it makes up for in intensity.

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Excited to hear about Welsh wine.

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