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Weekend Wines - Friday 13th!

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#1

It’s lunchtime - so why would thoughts not be turning to tonight’s wine?!

Another weekend of relative abstinence - a glass of this tonight and the rest of the bottle on Sunday evening after the Brighton Marathon!


#2

One of my favourite wineries. Their Bin 1 and Bin 0 Shiraz over the last 3 or 4 years have been outstanding although I didn’t know they were available in the UK. Does the back of the bottle say who imports them?


#3

I’m going for this - Santenay always cheers me up after a tough week!


#4

It is the missus’ birthday so I am opening this… (2015 vintage)

then following a Nandos (her choice!!!) tomorrow, the Society’s Exhibition Pomerol (no longer listed)

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Plus an Eiswein with cake (Both Lidl)


#5

Is that the half bottle with the light blue label? That one was pretty good for the price.


#6

Looking forward to trying it. The back of the bottle:

Seems to be an Irish importer. I bought this privately and I think this was the last bottle he had


#7

Yep half bottle of canadian riesling. The cab sav eiswein was awful. Twinning it with carrot cake, her fave.

I also picked up some sweet tokaji, grand cru gewurz and a dry tokaji…loads of hungarian stuff at 5-10 a bottle


#8

Tonight we’re attending another tasting event, part of the Brighton Wine Festival- called ‘Make Your Case’. Six suppliers/wine shop owners and someone from Ridgeview will be pitching their chosen wine against each other, with 3 minutes to convince us why their wine should win. We’ll have to blind taste, and vote! And drink… and eat… hard work :wink:
Tomorrow I’ll be cooking a Sicilian butternut squash stew. Got no Sicilian red currently in the house, so opted for a Primitivo di Manduria from M&S instead… I find Primitovo goes nicely with a squash. Not sure why.


Sunday got friends for dinner, and hoping to finally open the Tavel

… but if they prefer white to go with the salmon, I’ll open the lovely bottle I got in Mallorca from Bodega Biniagual:

Hoping for a bit of sunshine! Oh, and good luck to those doing the Brighton Marathon!! :crossed_fingers::smiley:


#9

I believe you can get them via Bibendum, though whether they are the sole importer I don’t remember


#10

https://www.jancisrobinson.com/articles/bests-bin-1-shiraz-great-western

They must have heard us…


#11

I like to think of myself as a pioneer :wink:


#12

I just tried this at a tasting and was well impressed. It had the purest white peach flavour, very difficult to spit, but one must…

https://www.lymebaywinery.co.uk/english-wines/chardonnay


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#13

That’s good to know, they’re not far from us and I keep meaning to check them out…local wines for local people and all that.


#14

Tried their white blend Shoreline, which was also very good. The grapefruit descriptor on the website is spot on. The Brut Reserve Sparkling was also commendable.


#15

I feel a day-trip coming on!


#16

It’s been a tough week - so tonight it is a Thai takeaway, and an interesting Pinot Noir:


#17

Something from Alsace as I acquired four of these from a charity shop the other day


#18

I can recommend this from Sicily, made with the Perricone grape, well worth a try, though it is out of stock online, may have in store, at M&S.


#19

Second try of the remnants from Contino’s disaster vintage tonight…


#20

I feel there’s a slight anti NZ Sauvignon bias in this forum but tonight sipping Greywacke and eating simply seasoned pan-fried sea bass the world seems a nice enough place!