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Tipsy Thursday [28 June]


#1

Here we are again! And very pleasant it is, too: the sun is shining (hopefully on all of us), the birds are chirping, the breeze is blissful. So… what are you drinking this evening?

I am in a slightly elevated mood due to the weather, and well relaxed after a wonderful swim at the Lewes Pells (an outdoor swimming pool - the oldest one in the UK, I think…?), so it just has to be a rosé! This one, to be precise:


Looking forward to having it with some veggie fajitas.
What will you be having…? :sunglasses::clinking_glasses::sun_with_face:


#2

Great minds think alike!


#3

We clearly got wine on the mind!.. :wink: Although sound like you might forgo it this evening.
Forgot it’s a big evening for football lovers, so as you point out - it might be more of a beer evening for most…?:beers:


#4

Leftover Chilli Con Carne for dinner, which will be accompanies by this rather delicious leftover Cabernet:

Really enjoyed a couple of glasses of this on Tuesday, and fully expect the rest of the bottle to go while I’m watching the football later. Proper rich, deep, satisfying cabernet. Delicious!


#5

I’ll be sharing this with the housemates after I get back from training

Delicious and sensational for the price!


#6

Need to stay cool when the weather is hot hot hot

…so starting off with a cold beer or two

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#7

This bottle of Manzoni Bianco, apparently a child of Riesling and Pinot Blanc. Very nice, light with the slightest hint of skin contact.


#8

I had quite a Sherry envy yesterday evening, after seeing @danchaq’s post, but managed to hold off… till now, that is!
So starting the evening with this scrumptious Oloroso:
https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/products/williams-humbert-12-year-old-oloroso-sherry/836324-151661-151662
A real beauty of a Sherry. Smells intensely of walnuts and raisins; dry and smooth on the palate, with a lovely oxidised after-taste, and a touch of salinity. :ok_hand:
The rosé comes next… :blush:


#9

Any child of them two is welcome to play in this house! :wink:


#10

Funnily enough, we had the rosé next as well…

Whistle clean finish but a palate overwhelmingly of ripe strawberries. Delicious with a tender stem broccoli frittata and a Cornish cheese platter.


#11

…also I am jealous of your rosé @Inbar as that bottle is what I was unsuccessfully trying to purchase when I saw the En Rama back in stock!


#12

Ahh, a case of both of us wanting what we can’t have… But hopefully a new vintage of this rosé will be coming along? It is an excellent example of a rather complex Pinot Noir rosé, I must say! :+1:


#13

Rose here too - come on the English Red Rose!


#14

Pizza and Rustenberg Grenache in front of the football…


#15

Phil Jones looks every inch of a liability


#16

Next…

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Wasn’t a classic match for fattoush, I’m sure.


#17

I really like Rustenberg as a producer. How is the Grenache? I’ve had The Chardonnay, the straw wine, Peter Barlow and the John x Merriman, all of which have been very fine. The Grenache looks good value.


#18

Opened this last night. Kicking myself as far too young but just great anyway


#19

Haven’t tried the Peter Barlow yet, but I’ve had the others you’ve listed and I agree - they seem to be consistently good whatever they try their hand at. The Straw Wine is a gem and a bargain.


#20

Hm!.. You might be on to something there! :thinking: