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What is in your basket [Nov - Dec 2019]

Was given an additional discount voucher in Waitrose with my Thursday 25% wine purchase, so tried my Musar luck again yesterday. None in, but the wine dept chap looked at his stock control gizmo & told me they were due to have some more in overnight. Went first thing this morning and asked someone to look in the stock room as it wasn’t on shelves. So, now have 6 more bottles of the '01 at a shade over £20 each, all discounts applied. Can’t be bad.

So asking them to check stock may bring results.


That’s fantastic. Might have to sneak in this morning :smiley:

Is this in store?

Yes, for me the White City Westfield in London.

Ah Ok. No point in bothering for 90% of us, then!

In Waitrose they have the 2001 but only 3 bottles so now have to work out what else to buy!

Early Christmas order, intend to stock up on a couple of cases of inexpensive bin-ends in January…

Bohórquez, Ribera del Duero 2009 Code: SP14251In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £20.00 £20.00
G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux Blanc 2015 Code: BW6051In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £16.00 £16.00
Nackenheimer Rothenberg Riesling Spätlese, Gunderloch 2015 Code: GE10971In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £29.00 £29.00
Bacalhôa Moscatel de Setubal Superior 2002 Code: PW7861In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £20.00 £20.00
Blanquette de Limoux Méthode Ancestrale, Antech NV Code: SG751In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £11.50 £11.50
Frappato, Terre Sicilia, Mandrarossa 2018 Code: IT27891In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.95 £9.95
Oberemmeler Hütte Riesling Kabinett, von Hövel 2016 Code: GE10731In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £16.00 £16.00
Crozes-Hermitage Domaine de Thalabert, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2013 Code: RH38431In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £26.00 £26.00
Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Auslese 2007 Code: GE11001In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £30.00 £30.00
Château de Beauregard, Moulin-à-Vent La Salomine 2014 Code: BJ6771In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £16.00 £16.00
Lafazanis Geometria Malagouzia 2018 Code: GR1551In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £10.95 £10.95
Tomáš Čačík Svatovavřinecké 2017 Code: CK131In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £17.00 £17.00
Luna Beberide Mencía, Bierzo 2018 Code: SP15221In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £9.95 £9.95
Rosso di Toscana Vecchia Annata, Villa di Vetrice 1999 Code: IT27591In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £23.00 £23.00
Montefalco Rosso, Scacciadiavoli 2016 Code: IT26501In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £12.95 £12.95
Grauburgunder Burkhein, Weingut Bercher 2017 Code: GE12071In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £13.95 £13.95
Château Capbern Gasqueton, Saint-Estèphe 2010 Code: CM15151In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £28.00 £28.00
Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Blanc Méchalots 2016 Code: BU69041In Stock
1 x Bottle(s) at £18.00 £18.00

Have put together another small delivery for early December…

AA2721 Hans Igler Classic Blaufrankisch 2006 £11.95 1 Bottle £11.95
GE12472 Half bottle of Wachenheimer Riesling Burklin Wolf 2018 £8.50 1 Half Bottle £8.50
AA2581 Hans Igler Classic Blaufrankisch 2017 £10.95 1 Bottle £10.95
CK131 Tomas Cacik Svatovavrinecke 2017 £17.00 1 Bottle £17.00
CK111 Tomas Cacik Rulandske Bile 2015 £16.00 1 Bottle £16.00
GR1441 Xinomavro Jeunes Vignes Thymiopoulos 2017 £10.95 1 Bottle £10.95
SP15251 Zarate Tras de Vina Albarino 2017 £18.50 1 Bottle £18.50
SP14981 Pepe Mendoza El Veneno Monastrell 2017 £22.00 1 Bottle £22.00
AA2501 Birgit Braunstein Leithaberg Blaufrankisch 2014 £19.00 1 Bottle £19.00
SL181 Klabjan Refosk 2016 £16.00 1 Bottle £16.00
SP15151 Celler del Roure Safra 2018 £12.95 1 Bottle £12.95

All the curiosity shop reds from the current FWL… The wines of the Guerilla 5 tasting… a selection from the current Spanish showcase… and some more…

AL15061 Sylvaner Vieilles Vignes ORGANIC Dirler Cade 2017 £14.95 1 Bottle £14.95
RH38432 Half bottle of Crozes Hermitage Dom de Thalabert 2013 Paul Jaboulet Aine £13.95 1 Half Bottle £13.95
IT28021 Vurgada Nerello Cappuccio Gaglioppo Santa Venere 2016 £13.95 2 Bottle £27.90
IT28051 Roero Arneis Bric Ceniciurio Pittatore Sacchetto Fiorella 2018 £14.50 1 Bottle £14.50
SP15251 Zarate Tras de Vina Albarino 2017 £18.50 2 Bottle £37.00
SL181 Klabjan Refosk 2016 £16.00 1 Bottle £16.00

This coming weekend is my annual old Uni mates Xmas Day weekend, where we rent a country house and cook a Xmas dinner. Some of the group care what they are drinking and others not, so the selection I’ve picked will hopefully provide the right balance of interest, variety and value to keep everyone happy…

FC37891 Pacherenc du Vic Bihl Chateau d’Aydie 2017 50cl Price: £11.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£11.95
SA14061 Rustenberg Shiraz Simonsberg Stellenbosch 2016 Price:£9.75 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£9.75
BJ7971 The Society’s Exhibition Moulin a Vent 2017 Price:£11.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£11.50
LO14781 Cheverny Domaine du Salvard 2018 Price: £9.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£9.50
GE11551 Winkel Riesling August Eser 2017 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
SP14191 Urbina Crianza Rioja 2011 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
SP14661 The Society’s White Rioja 2018 Price:£8.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£8.95
IT26501 Montefalco Rosso Scacciadiavoli 2016 Price:£12.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£12.95
RH45421 Vinsobres Altitude 420 Domaine Jaume 2015 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
RH53581 Cotes du Rhone Rouge Guigal 2016 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
CB5381 Ch Thieuley Rouge Bordeaux 2015 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
CB5601 Ch Argadens Rouge Bordeaux Superieur 2015 Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
CB5391 Ch de la Grave Caractere Cotes de Bourg 2015 Price:£9.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£9.50
BU72261 The Society’s White Burgundy 2018 Price:£9.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£9.95
PT2201 Noval Unfiltered LBV 2011 Price:£16.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£16.50
AU14211 Bleasdale The Wise One Tawny Price:£11.50 Quantity:2 Bottle SubTotal:£23.00
PN231 The Society’s Exhibition Crusted Port Bottled 2013 Price:£17.00 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£17.00
SG1661 The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut Price:£8.95 Quantity:2 Bottle SubTotal:£17.90
SG1061 The Society’s Saumur Brut Price:£10.95 Quantity:2 Bottle SubTotal:£21.90
LO13831 Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie Comte Leloup Centenaires Ch de Chasseloir 2014 Price:£9.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£9.95
AL14831 Pinot Blanc Domaine Paul Ginglinger 2017 Price:£11.50 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£11.50
LO14971 Chinon Temps des Cerises Dom de la Noblaie 2018 Billard ORGANIC Price:£10.95 Quantity:1 Bottle SubTotal:£10.95
AU21134 Magnum of D’Arenberg The Footbolt McLaren Vale Shiraz 2016 Price:£27.00 Quantity:1 Magnum SubTotal:£27.00

A mixed lot:
-Mid week Spanish quaffers (Casa La Rad, Finca Munoz),
-Forum recommendations (Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi, Exhibition Haut Medoc)
-Bargain Fizz which I buy for when my neighbours drop in (Saumur Rose)
-A couple of white Riojas in my neverending quest to find a white wine I’d drink in preference to a light red…tbc
-Testing out some of the Society’s new offerings. Budget French Grenache and the Exhibition Ribera del Duero.


Positively the last order until after the end of the world as we know it (read into that what you will). This will bring some cheer at least.

|IT26751|Langhe Nebbiolo Massolino 2016
|IT27491|Chianti Classico Fontodi 2016 Organic
|CH331|The Society’s Champagne Brut NV
|IT27811|Nebbiolo Colline Novaresi Torraccia 2017
|IT26611|Nebbiolo d’Alba Vigna Valmaggiore Cantina del Nebbiolo 2016
|CS11052|Ch de la Commanderie Lalande de Pomerol 2015 Halves
|SA13532|Half bottle of Rustenberg John X Merriman Stellenbosch 2015
|RH51461|Rasteau Chapoutier 2017
|SP14001|Momo Vendimia Seleccionada Ribera del Duero 2015
|SP14251|Bohorquez Ribera del Duero 2009
|IT20991|Barbaresco Pajore Rizzi 2013
|SP14321|Urbina Gran Reserva Rioja 2004|


In the basket at the moment. A few treats from the Christmas selection and can’t resist the Society champagne at £22.


Thought I’d slim down the reserves, arriving this coming week:

The Champagne case is from a couple of years ago, and I’ve got three bottles left of each of the others in reserves for when they’re older :+1:


Picked up a reserves delivery from Majestic yesterday, a bottle each of:

Tahbilk Nagambie Lakes Viognier 2017
Crozes Hermitage Blanc Domaine Rousset 2016
Le Grappin, Saint Amour 2017
Jane Eyre, Cote de Nuits Villages, 2015

THE FIRST TWO TWS purchases , the other two bought from the winemaker. The Jane Eyre to satisfy my Burgundy craving, to be opened today. The Saint Amour, because it is Beaujolais time. The whites just to balance the home cellar.


A mixed case of Alsace 2017 to go into reserves for a couple of years…

3 x Riesling ‘Brandluft’ - Boeckel
3 x Gewurztraminer GC ‘Zotzenberg’ - Boeckel
3 x Pinot Gris Vieilles Vignes - Sorg
3 x Muscat GC ‘Pfersigebrg’ - Sorg

…if I can wait !


I really need to chat to member services as I still don’t understand the criteria of removing a partial case :see_no_evil:!

Me neither - not the details anyway - but I know 4 x 3 bottles is okay, so I kept it simple! :sunglasses:

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@Herbster, @Leah There are 3 rules in my mind about removing wines from Reserves:

  1. Mixed cases: If it went in as either a self-mixed 12 OR a pre-mixed case of 6 or 12 (as sold in an offer) you can only retrieve the whole case in one go.
  2. It’s irrespective of bottle size - half bottles count the same as 750ml and I think Magnums do too.
  3. Retrieving from single wine cases of 3, 6 or 12: It is usual to have a case delivered of 12 bottles minimum; or it makes sense to do it this way unless you are down to your last few bottles, I guess. Actually haven’t tried just taking 3 each of two wines - would be interesting to know!
    So you can have all 12 of one wine, or 6 of one and 6 of another, or 11 of one and 1 of a second or 4 of 3 different wines, all making 12 in total.

That’s why having some half bottles in Reserves works by having the same number delivered, but less volume overall.

EDIT: Just tested only retrieving 6 bottles and got this message… “Part cases must be withdrawn in multiples of 12…”, so that answers that query.


I’m pretty sure – but far from absolutely sure – that magnums count as two bottles for the purposes of reserves withdrawals.

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