I’ve found this old photo from 2012. It’s from a hotel in Cheltenham, when we went to the Cheltenham Festival
It’s lousy for the lack of interesting wines, information about the wines and vintages, but especially the amount of spelling errors. Forgetting missing accents etc, how many spelling errors can you find?*
Yes apologies, poor photograph, taken with my old phone which didn’t have a good camera. I’ve blown up the photo and now I see that Emilion has two 'i’s and is thus correct - I thought it wrong, and Chianti does end with an ‘i’
In my home town, a new club opened.
A group of us went there for the entertainment and dinner.
I ordered the Fillet Steak, and when it arrived it was very obviously Braised Shin of Beef.
There was no printed Wine List, and when I inquired - the response from the barely pubescent waitress was:
No Country, Region, Grape Variety, Vintage were offered - just those 4 words.
I almost wet myself laughing said nothing, until I saw my Main Course.
A newly opened local establishment describes itself thus “La Bobina; the buzzing Spanish Tapas & Wine Bar”
but I consider the wine list dreadful, here’s the reds as an example:- 125ml 175ml 250ml 750ml
Casa del Arco 4.6 5.8 7.7 21
T empranillo 5 6.3 8.4 23
La Tribuna Field Blend 5.5 6.9 9.1 25
Merayo Mencia 5.9 7.4 9.9 27
Gatito Loco Rioja 7 8.8 11.7 32
Ribera Del Duero 7.7 9.6 12.8 35
Luis Canas Crianza 41
Gran Reserva Rioja 67
my apologies for the poor formatting, but you can see the lack or regions, producers, vintages etc. Some of these are being bought from a local wine merchant who would have happily given advice.
Food tonight in the Rainforest Cafe at Euro Disney. Whilst expectations were very low for the wine list I was still surprised at the poor quality options, obviously with the exception of @herbster’s favourite red.
I can’t imagine there are many restaurants in France offering fewer wines from France!