Monday as Mrs M wasn’t playing bridge this evening, we went to Prime where we had our usual fillet steak with chunky chips and side salad, and (as Monday’s are corkage free BYOB) a bottle of this
2015 Ridge Geyserville ( California, Sonoma County, Alexander Valley)
This is a Zinfandel blend comprising 70% Zinfandel, 15% Carignan, 12% Petite Sirah and (note this, James @Brocklehurstj ) 3% Alicante Bouschet
'Twas a gorgeous wine, seemed very young and has many years ahead of it but as it is drinking beautifully now I think I’ll open the others sooner than later.
Tuesday Mrs M’s favourite penne with aubergine sauce, mixed salad with loads of cherry tomatoes for the garden glut and no-brainer™
2019 Casa Vinicola Roxan The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)
Wednesday Grilled Cumberland sausages with roasted wedges of Jack Hawkins tomatoes, liberally dotted with garlic cloves, dribbled with EVOO and dusted with mixed Southern French herbs and black pepper on slices of toasted home-made granary bread.
We’d ordered the giant Jack Hawkins tomatoes before we’d gone travelling north, which was a shame because I could have used the scores of ripe toms in the greenhouse and garden found on our return.
For wine I opened
2017 The Wine Society Sicilia Rosso Sicilia DOC Riserva (Italy, Sicily, Sicilia)
It was my first bottle of this, but it won’t be my last. It’s a cracker, Nero d’Avola, so full of flavour, so well made. Lovely. I bought it after good comments here, so thanks @mrptaylor and @MarkC .
Thursday our U3A wine tasting group is resuming normal programming tonight so I’ll be tasting (i.e drinking) Anthony’s choice of red wines from Austria, Alsace and Germany.
And, someone slipped September in behind my back. So that’s it, then - another year waiting for summer to start and it’s now ended…
(wines from TWS, except Thursdays which could come from TWS or anywhere)