Weekend Drinking Thread [17 Nov]

Thanks god it is the weekend again… starting with infanticide on this:

The nose is super intense waves and waves of it oozing out of the glass, dry Mosel riesling at its best.

What are you drinking this weekend?


Assuming i stick to my promise to spit out samples at a tasting tomorrow and get home in one piece it’ll be this…my first dolcetto


@Nowt_in_my_glass That dolcetto does look like one to try… how does one stumble across such gems?

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Blind chance! I can’t even remember ordering it!


This was lovely with some Chinese steamed sea-bass last night, Weinbach are one of the great Alsace producers in my opinion. Notice that a lot more Alsace wine at a range of price points has appeared on the WS website. Making the allocation of my wine budget even more of a juggling act!

Just opened another bottle of 2006 Weinert Cabernet Sauvignon to go with sausage and sweet potato mash. There was bit of risk, but it stood up very nicely to the sweetness of the mash.

I’ll be opening this tonight … The OH will be cooking a kilo of rib eye…, not sure what I’ll have yet as I’m not a big steak eater and we’ll probably hit some nice Gin afterwards ! He goes offshore Tuesday morning til January so planning a nice evening in tonight :+1:


Excited to be trying this from my 1st box from the wine society!


With the GFs parent tonight and this has just been opened for his eve to accompany some lamb


they like you then ? :wink:


Looks like a serious proposition happening from the GF parents, at least​:revolving_hearts::wine_glass::ring:… Enjoy!

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To @Nowt_in_my_glass - Gary Player said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get”. Your translation of this is “Blind Chance” - I suspect it’s more to do with “You know when your obsessed with wine when you get plenty of delicious stuff heading your way through your obsessive attention to the list”

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@robert_mcintosh and @DrEm whilst you might have a point, I think her father enjoys sharing his wine with people who appreciate it…and I am more than happy to oblige given his collection of mature Bordeaux and Rhône!


Friday 17/11 – 2017 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin
Saturday 18/11 – 2013 Mount Langi Ghiran Shiraz Billi Billi with dinner at Chez Mumtaj restaurant
Sunday 19/11 – N.V. Lanson Champagne Brut Black Label
and – 2013 KWV Cabernet Franc The Mentors

We had friends for dinner last night:



The guests were very complimentary about the Chablis and once the cognac appeared it turned out that we are all Wine Society members!


How was the Brunello? 2008 is supposedly a great vintage in Tuscany.

I really enjoyed it - I opened a bottle on Thursday night to test it and posted a description here

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Wow! Complex, subtle honeyed elixir. Unplanned postprandial treat.


That sounds like medicine. Looks like an interesting bottle, I got a mixed case of 2016 Dönhoffs arriving soon.

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Haha if my wishlist management is anything to go by then possibly - i just had to cull a few 'everyday ’ wines with my first wine without fuss case dropping on Wednesday…the wishlist is strictly for reeeeet fancy bottles now!