So, after so many of you took part in our Christmas #twstaste poll, it looks like you’re in favour of Festive Fine Wine and Festive Fortified in equal measure, with quite a bit of interest in old world vs new world options too.
So we’re combining these themes in a special three-wine TWSTaste!
Festive Fine Wine virtual tasting + bonus fortified, Thursday 5th December, 8-9pm
For the white, we’ve decided on this:
White: Lafazanis Geometria Malagouzia 2018
One of Freddy’s Christmas Curiosities in the Christmas Fine Wine List, this is a lovely lighter white option, a real palate-lifter (especially welcome with all the rich Christmas food!) which I’m told makes a great easy-drinking white for parties, would be great with a baked camembert with rosemary, and is also a great option with Boxing Day cold cuts.
Red: Sobon Estate Rocky Top Amador County Zinfandel 2017
Many of you will have had zinfandel as your classic turkey match - and believe me, it really works. Not so much with turkey (which doesn’t take much matching) but with all the trimmings - it’s gorgeous with all the sweet sausages and glazes and even works with brussels sprouts! Buyer Sarah also tells me it’s gorgeous with hard cheeses - so it’s a good option to see you through Christmas dinner and the cheeseboard!
Optional fortified: Romate Maribel A Selection of Amontillado Medium Dry
This one was @martin_brown’s choice - a real ‘cor blimey’ of a Christmas fortified, that’s the perfect balance of sweetness, and one of those ‘why did no one tell me about this before now?!’ wines.
Don’t feel you need to try all three wines
Just buy whichever ones interest you - you’re free to join us at any part of the tasting! Obviously, by all means do bring all three wines along if you’d like to (I will! )
How to join in
If you’d like to join us and taste these wines together, simply:
- Buy a bottle each of whichever of these three wines you’d like to taste on the night and make sure they’re delivered in time for Thursday 5th December, 2019
- On the day, make sure the wines are chilled/decanted, invite over friends if you like, and you can even cook something to serve alongside it!
- Then, just before 8pm on the 5th, join us here on The Community, where there’ll be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste’.
Who’s joining us this time?
- I’m feeling festive!
- Bah! Humbug!
- I’m hoping to make it
Looking forward to seeing you there…