This week, four wines from four countries, three suppliers, two continents,
Monday - we had the other half of Sunday’s roast chicken, I roasted more potatoes and a parsnip, and steamed carrots, cauliflower florets, and sprouting broccoli. With it I opened
2010 Bodegas Navalon Tempranillo Valdepeñas Anciano Gran Reserva - Aged 7 Years (Spain, Valdepeñas)
Quite remarkable to get an 11 year old wine for £6.69 (reduced in Waitrose’s recent offer). As the label boasts, it was aged for 7 years - and it tasted a bit wood dusty to me. I got two bottles and am in no rush to open the second.
Tuesday - our regulart penne with aubergine tomato sauce and mixed salad with no-brainer™
2019 Casa Vinicola Roxan The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Montepulciano d’Abruzzo)
What more is there to say, but yummy!
Wednesday we resumed our Lockdown World Tour, calling at India, represented by a mixed vegetable curry, rice and this unexpected beauty
2018 Sula Vineyards Shiraz Dindori Reserve (India, Nashik)
I couldn’t find Indian wine on sale without buying a dozen and paying delivery costs till I looked at Amazon who winged a single bottle my way.
More details on the other thread here
Thursday Our U3A tasting group monthly meeting tonight - over Zoom. To meet the theme I am opening a Greek wine to go with dinner of roasted tomatoes and garlic with grilled Cumberland sausages.
2019 Thymiopoulos jeunes vignes de Xinomavro (Greece, Naoussa)
My second bottle of this from TWS.
I’m still looking for a Chinese wine, and suggestions for a typical Australian dish for dinner. In my books that doesn’t include either vegemite or avocado on toast…