I thought I’d kick this one off, because last night we had a real autumnal treat! A big hearty bowl of liver and bacon with mustard mash (my sister-in-law makes the BEST recipe). We drank it with this:
It was the PERFECT match, and the ultimate comfort-food for an autumnal Monday to set us up for a week of being sensible until Friday.
This is another cracker of a wine from Pfaffl. Their St Laurent (also in Lidl) was such good value for money, delicious, fragrant and fruity, and this one doesn’t disappoint either!
It might not be the most sophisticated Riesling in the world, but boy I could drink the whole bottle in one sitting (which I won’t, I promise!)… Nice lemon colour, and a lovely nose (stone fruit, citrus). The palate was alive with peaches and lemon, and it felt a bit effervescent on my tongue too… very zesty and fresh.
A perfect match for a (fairly mild) curry. A pleasant finish for a hectic and stressful working day!
Well, last night in Bol before heading south to Dubrovnik. Only one Stina wine left to try and it was a good-un. Their 2014 sparkling wine is made in the traditional method with 30 months on lees and it’s a beautifully creamy treat. 100% Posip which works very well with this treatment
As an added bonus, there were no seats at the bar so we were invited to sit in the boardroom instead. Best seat in the place and a window into the winery which is currently in full operation pressing this years harvest. I think I managed to maintain a suitably business like demeanour…
It’s Mrs Bargainbob’s birthday today. I offered her the culinary delight of her choice so naturally we got a takeaway from Domino’s Pizza. The wine choice is nobody’s idea of a good match, but she’s enjoying Chardonnay at the moment and I’ve been keeping this for a while waiting for the right occasion - Norman Hardie 2013 Unfiltered Chardonnay
This is the polar opposite of the pale, crisp, young chardonnays we’ve been drinking lately. There’s still a trace of the slightly tangy tropical fruits that would have been upfront a couple of years ago. It’s been superseded by mellow honey notes now. Very smooth, quite rich, silky texture. Very nice indeed.
Sometimes, just sometimes when you have tiny small little dictators in your life, nothing but a pizza will do. Happy Birthday to Mrs Bargain Bob, I hope you got 2 for 1 .
That Chardonnay looks excellent!