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LIVE FROM 8PM: #TWSTaste the 'past it' bottle experiment, Thursday 25th June, 8-9pm

Good afternoon/evening everyone!

Welcome to tonight’s LIVE virtual ‘past it’ bottle experiment tasting.

If you’re planning to participate tonight then thank you - we’ve been hosting a virtual tasting each week since lockdown began!

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 any of 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
@Kelly - Community Co-ordinator
@Ewan and @martin_brown - Two of our original Community crew and members of our Brand and Content Marketing Team
@MrLaura - from our Member Services department
@Freddy - our Australia and New Zealand Buyer
@hugofount - from our Brand and Content Marketing Team

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 post.
  2. We’ll also post a poll to see who’s here - please let us know, and feel free to say hi 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!)

Looking forward to tonight - see you there!

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It’s happening. 1979 J. Moreau et Fils Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons.


I have found a bottle of Paul Jaboulet Aine 1983 Cornas, at least that is what I think it is!


Bought this one from a supermarket nearly 20 years ago.
At the time it was recommended to be drunk between 2005 - 2012.
Think we might have missed the boat here.

We can always open another bottle! :wine_glass: :grin:


Maybe we had a sneaky glass outside already…just to see how it evolves! Will save the commentary…


OK - here’s what we are about to open -

A late 1990’s white burgundy. What could possibly go wrong?

Whatever it is, I’ll let you know. May be a few minutes after 8pm to join…


My money’s on yours being the most authentically knackered so far.

I have to say that some of the wines promised on the other thread are not playing the game!


Not past it but perfect for a red wine drinker like myself on a night like this when it’s still 30c. Have some 1980s médoc that I won on ideal wine a few years back but unfortunately that’s in France at my parents house so can’t try that tonight and don’t think it’s quite the right night for it


You’re in with a Premoxy shout yourself, but yeah, some people are going for things that might actually be drinkable!


Cloudy Bay Te Koko 2008. Has been lurking in the cupboard for quite a while. Drinking window ended 2014 so preparing ourselves for a less than happy experience. Or will it be a pleasant surprise…see you on the other side!


Think it will be alright had some 2000s from the left bank in the last few years and they we’re drinking perfectly now probably just on edge but that’s only cause they hadn’t been properly stored and moved twice

Do you have medical support on speed dial?

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I am sat here sipping my Rose Mojito, looking at some of those bottles with envy, but some others waiting for the pain to commence :sunglasses:

(Please forgive the voyeurism)



I’m running a tiny bit late :see_no_evil: so I’ll just start the poll to see who’s here, grab a bite to eat and be back dead on 8pm!

Who’s here tonight and ready to see what the contents of your ‘past it’ bottles are like?!

  • I’m ready!
  • I’m lurking

0 voters

Red is a 2013 Antiguo Barrel Aged Red from Aldi
White is 2014 Grenache Gris Jones Blanc from Wine Society


That’s one of the more uninformative labels I’ve seen (the red). Good luck!

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Well, the white too I suppose, but I know what that is

1979 J. Moreau et Fils Chablis Premier Cru Vaillons

In the hope of it not being dead as a doornail I am treating it like a fine Chablis and it’s out of the fridge warming up slightly.


First bottle we’ve opened is slightly corked. Not off to a great start! :joy:


The Antiguo is a Castile Tempranillo. It was the oldest red I found we have.