Another weekend in this wasted year.
As usual with fish we had our no-brainer Sauvignon Blanc from Villa Maria
2020 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc Private Bin Early Release (New Zealand, Marlborough)
but not the usual vintage. We couldn’t wait to try a 2020, back label marked Early Release, bought at a ridiculously low price from Tesco during their 25% off deal, thanks to being alerted via a PM by a thoughtful reader of these threads.
2017 Kanonkop Pinotage The Society’s Exhibition (South Africa, Stellenbosch)
I made another four double portions of spicy baked beans, (canellini and borlotti), although I realised I didn’t have any ginger, and we enjoyed one with chicken and another bottle of
this earlier drinking brother of the Estate Pinotage is drinking very nicely now.
A long time since I’ve had this label in its snazzy black bottle
N.V. Freixenet Cava Cordón Negro Brut (Spain, Cava)
time was, a long while ago, we drank this regularly, and when we were in Grand Canary Christmas 2018 we bought a couple of six packs of 200ml bottles to enjoy as an aperitif before dinner.
Then with roast leg of lamb, roasted parsnip & potatoes, steamed carrots, broccoli and brussels sprouts with mint sauce from mint I’ve just picked in the garden
2018 Familia Zuccardi Las Piletas Corte Especial (Argentina, Valle de Uco)
From TWS. I was inspired to get this bordeaux blend after watching winemaker Sebastián Zuccardi in Argentina via Zoom last month as he talked about why the Zuccardi’s planted vineyards in the Uco Valley and he showed the soil and contour maps.
and another episode of Strike tonight. I am so not excited.