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NEW #TWSTaste: white Rhone vs white Burgundy, Thursday 13th Feb, 8-9pm

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#1

Hi everyone,

After last month’s tannat-athon, I thought we’d off-set two reds with a tasting of two whites.

I asked you which French regions you’d like to see featured, and it was very close between Rhone and Burgundy. So, without further ado:

NEW #TWSTaste: white Burgundy vs white Rhone, Thursday 13th Feb, 8-9pm

We’ve just launched a white Burgundy offer and a 2018 Rhone offer, so we’ll give a couple of wines from these offers a try:

White Burgundy: Domaine Cordier, Mâcon Aux Bois d’Allier 2017

White Rhone: Viognier Grès du Trias, Coteaux de l’Ardèche, Vignerons Ardéchois 2018

I’m hoping these will be relatively new to most of you - I’ve certainly never tried them - but as a big white Burgundy and white Rhone fan, I can’t wait! It’s also the day after my birthday, so another great excuse to drink wine…

How to take part

  1. Buy a bottle of each of the above wines and have it delivered before Thursday 13th February 2020
  2. We like to encourage everyone to get some friends over, or plan a dinner they think will match - really make an evening of it! Let us know what you have planned…
  3. On the night, open the wines ready (we usually have a discussion in advance about whether we think they need decanting and for how long)
  4. Join us here on the Community a little before 8pm , and there will be a topic called ‘LIVE #TWSTaste’ ready and waiting - that’s where we’ll all taste and discuss the wines.

We hope you can join us - who’s in?

  • Count me in!
  • I’m hoping to make it
  • Not for me this time

0 voters


February 2020 on The Community
#2

Right up my street.


#3

I’ve got the Burgundy, but not the Rhone. Unfortunately my next delivery doesn’t arrive until the following week (half term).

Will try and join for the Cordier.


#4

I was really banking on making it, but I’ll be back from Israel just before, so not looking likely now :frowning: .

I’d be following the thread for sure, though - as I loved the Viognier, so would be interesting to see how it fares compared to the Burgundy. Hopefully I can make the March one! :pray:


#5

Not for me this time; not just for the colour but I’ll still be in chamonix then so no opportunity to get the wine anyway!


#6

Making a point of staying in for this one!


#7

The question is what I add to the order for free delivery…

Early contender -


#8

Damn! There goes my ‘buy nothing other than EP for Feb’ plan…


#9

be quick


#10

Thanks! Order placed for delivery next month…


#11

What about this as a value option…

The Liberator ‘Blood Brothers’ Red Label, Stellenbosch 2011


#12

That also looks very good, and might just pick up some for earlier delivery, especially given the reviews and a need for some slightly more everyday wines!

Have visited Boekenhoutskloof and am a big fan of their wines, and have almost bought young vintages of Porseleinberg before, so the opportunity for a couple of mature bottles was too good to pass up!


#13

I like the description, but they could at least show the label with a write-up like that (to save my lazy fingers from hitting up Google)

Just in case anyone else is equally lazy, think this is it

Edit for typos


#14

Just a quick bump to say there’s still just about time to get these wines delivered if you’re interested in joining us! :smiley:


#15

Thanks, all sorted!! :+1:


#16

The shipment via DHL has been damaged - again, however member services are posting out replacements which hopefully will arrive on Thursday. Fingers crossed.


#17

Oh dear! I’m glad Member Services were able to sort out replacements for you - keeping everything crossed! :crossed_fingers:


#18

Fed Ex are now on the case so I’m hopeful :pray::laughing:


#19

Don’t read the second half of this thread

:worried:


#20

I see what you mean @Brocklehurstj I did see the early part of that thread but not the recent posts, which don’t make good reading. I’ll go and add my tuppenceworth to that now!