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#TWSTaste thread: Members’ Favourites, 13th September



My second tasting and once again I really enjoyed it, thank you


Best of luck! It’s a great course! (though there’s a lot in there - start studying early! I didn’t & I regretted it the week before the exam!!!)


Congrats in advance! (in case you’re not around!)


So, just got back from a school music concert. Sorry to miss the “live” event.

My own wines arrived only today so I’ve only chilled the Muscadet so far and not opened the red.

I love the conversation. My first reaction is … it is obvious @leah and I weren’t here … there were no GIFs!!!

I loved the descriptions of both wines by everyone. One of the things we really should try to do after these tastings is to synthesise a single tasting note from all the reactions and get a sort of meta-note from all the comments … might even rival Robert Parker!!

I have to say, as I’ve only got the white, that I tip my hat to @catherine for this note (which I don’t think got the profile it deserves)

Samphire is a great call, with the salty, watery, chlorophylly notes you get. Add that to the melon, lemon, and pepper you all mentioned, and you’ve got it “bang to rights”

Another great event and thank you to @laura and @martin_brown for another entertaining evening and for putting the next one in the schedule far in advance so I can book the evening out early this time (though school is want to do things at short notice)


It’s also known as Melon de Bourgogne - though might have nothing to do with melons as such…!?


Great to read all the posts! :grin: there’s such a nice energy to the virtual tasting thread… And the Muscadet has been added to my wish list!
Looking forward to joining the fun on the 18th! :+1::wine_glass:


Mrs G has returned from Tripods Are Us and her comments are

  1. the Muscadet is very drinkable and fruity
  2. the red is warming but not one she would chose to have again
    Straight to the point as usual :flushed: I knew she would have an opinion


Ha… Don’t believe everything they tell you… Champagne DOES NOT imho have an Atlantic influence… But for the exam it DOES, oh and also for the exam PG is both a red wine and white wine grape :scream: (We all know its pink!)….
Good luck, its pretty pedantic but interesting and not all their facts are correct but I am’ now considering the Italian wine scholar…:joy:


Interesting postscript to last night’s tasting. Afterwards, I took the white to Mrs. Steve. I have mentioned before in the forum that she is an anosmic, and has to be very much on the extremes of the ‘like it/hate it’ spectrum. Her comment: “This is the best white wine I have had for a very long time”


Really late with this - having had to abandon the last event in order to sort the final preparations for my daughter’s wedding that weekend, and then spent much of the last week preparing for this Thursday’s Press Tasting, I’ve now come down to earth enough to get the participation map together for the last tasting. Great to see us covering north (Garve), south (Poole), east (Norwich) and west (Milford Haven). Already looking forward to the next one on 18th October!


Not a lot in th e Midlands though


A bit of a late update! We missed this tasting as we were just starting our two week, Wi-fi free holiday in Charente. Read the notes on the Muscadet with interest. As we were driving very close by we went to Domaine Vinet and tasted their wines for ourselves :+1::yum:

Laurence our host was interested to know how we knew about their winery via TWS, and appalled when she came to leading our tasting to realise their wine chiller was out of action! So we tasted their wines at about 18 degrees accompanied by dark, trop chaud muttering from Laurence. Tried to cheer her up by saying it may be helpful to bring out the flavours! Anyway, we tasted two different young wines from two different vineyards inc one similar to the one you all tasted (which is an export exclusive). Enjoyed both, finding the one similar to yours being the sharper one of the two but with good length. We also tasted an aged Muscadet which was a revelation. Much more length and depth - a true food wine whereas others good as aperos too. We saw some really old bottles too and were assured that Muscadet ages well. They also sell a sparkling Muscadet which we bought untasted. None of the wines were expensive. €5 for young ones, €8 for sparkling and €10 for aged. A mixed case was bought.wine making was in progress so we had a cellar tour and saw grapes being delivered. A great experience.


Welcome back @JayKay