Friday 22 May
with plaice, boiled pots, peas and mixed salad
2019 Tiki Ridge Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand, Marlborough)
bought from Waitrose.
Saturday 23 May
with Waitrose southern fried chicken goujons, boiled potatoes and home made spicy baked beans
2013 Beyerskloof Pinotage Diesel (South Africa, Stellenbosch)
Bought from winery
Sunday 24 May
N.V. Lanson Champagne Brut Black Label (France, Champagne)
Disgorged Mar 2016 (Bought from Sainsburys)
with roast lamb, roast parsnip and potatoes, steamed cauliflower, carrots, & broccoli, home made mint sauce and gravy
2012 Château Tour St Bonnet (France,Médoc)
Bought en premieur from TWS.
Bank Holiday Monday 25 May *
with penne, cherry tomato & basil sauce with crispy grilled aubergine slices and mixed salad.
2018 Casa Vinicola The Wine Society’s Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy, Abruzzio)
bought from TWS.
I have no idea what is ‘reserve’ about Tiki Ridge, being it’s an invented name on a UK bottled bulk-shipped wine on which producing winery presumably didn’t want their own name.
The Beyerskloof is the winery’s top and most expensive wine and it was superb, and while drinking delightfully now, would have aged many more years.
I like to keep sparkling wine, especially Champagne. I bought this Lanson in 2016 and it was disgorged in March 2016, so it’s had four year in bottle and should be perfect now. Lanson is my favourite among the big house Champagnes, probably because they didn’t put their wine through malo, but they do a proportion now I have heard.
*The Bank Holiday will make no difference to us retired two in lockdown, nor to our youngest son and his partner whose essential jobs means they work shifts thoughout weekends and holidays. Our eldest has been working at home since mid-March so it may mean he doesn’t have to log on, but his partner was furloughed at the same time.
Hope those who have heeded Boris’s call to return to work enjoy the day off commuting and those who are working from home stop bashing their keyboards on their work site and instead do it on this Community.