Wow! quite a selection you got there, @Ewan! Looks fantastic!
Our weekend drinking starts tomorrow, but we got Monty and the dogs to keep us in good mood this evening. We don’t ask for much!
Tomorrow, we shall finally give the Society’s Syrah a go:
And thanks to all of you who recommended it. I’m really looking forward to it. Shall have it with venison burgers in another instalment of the ‘BBQ for 2’…
Sunday we will be opening this Assyrtiko from M&S:
Which I hope would work well with a crab linguini. I haven’t tried this particular Assyrtiko before, so looking forward to seeing whether it’s going to transport me to Santorini or not (never been, I should add).
Hope the sun keeps shining on us all!
Nothing to do with the weekend , but drank this, reminded by Inbar when she mentioned M&S, the other night, my first Georgian wine and quite orange !
This is 100% Rkatsiteli fermented in amphora.
Very different, on the nose pure lychees, a mix in the mouth but difficult to pin down as it does have a very spicy taste.
As a one off I enjoyed it for its difference, would I buy again, not on a regular basis , it is a bit overpowering but worth trying, it is quoted as out of stock online but was available in our local big M&S.
Roumier Morey St Denis 1er Cru Bussieres 2004 tonight, fourth of a six pack. Hopefully not corked as Wednesday’s bottle of Riesling from Dirk Niepoort’s JV with a mosel grower was. Low level taint and responded a bit to the plastic bag trick though it was still just discernible.
Alas, last night in Cornwall. As luck would have it there’s a nice restaurant with a sunset view just at the top of the lane from our cottage and it’s BYO. I also happen to have this Pinot Noir with me, purchased after my experience with the Tassie Riesling. First we’re going to drop in to the local pub, across the street from the restaurant, for a pre dinner g&t from their Cornish gin menu.
We’re having a really easy but delicious Spanish influenced dinner of rice with tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, chorizo and prawns (with a splash of fino). Can’t think of a better reason to crack another bottle of the delicious Vina Sanzo Verdejo
Two bottles left and I’ll be so sad when they’re gone.
Happy weekend everyone!