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What’s in your basket? - March 2020


#1

A couple of interesting offers in Morrison’s today.

The Lustau was reduced from £12 to £4. The halves of Croft Quinta da Roeda Vintage Port 2005 to £7.

Interestingly neither offer was on the shelf in the wine aisle. It was all by the cheese…


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#2

Did you put the cheese back to maximise trolley space for those other goodies?


#3

Let’s just say the hand basket was quickly replaced by a trolley…


#4

Currently there is a random assortment of wines in the basket… but that is sort of me in a nutshell.

It includes this Corsican red which wowed me on French wine scholar’s most recent lesson:

… which generated curiosity about how the Corsicans interpret a Vermentino (it being one of my first grapey loves):

A Marzemino, to satisfy the need for lighter reds as Spring approaches (if only on the calendar!):

A Dominique Piron, because I’m growing to love his wines more and more with every new wine I try (and can WS please stock his Beaujolais Blanc :pray:):

Something to do with Spring (again!):

and recommended in this month’s Decanter:

Lots more, but won’t bore you to death! :smiley:


#5

Bit of a rebel…and went to Waitrose who have Verdejo on an offer …so Beronia 2018 Verdejo and 4 Resrve de Mistral 2017 from Maison Perrin to make up the free collection.
Reserves do need a review as a storage invoice is imminent…


#6

I have been looking for this for some time now - and can’t find any! Not even in the large Hove shop which has a really good selection…
Tim Atkin recommends it on his site as an excellent vfm CnDP alternative! I shall continue my search… :slight_smile:


#7

Good morning Inbar …it’s hard to find in store as is Verdejo but online at Waitrose is where I scored yesterday…
It’s just 3 clicks away​:crossed_fingers::thinking:


#8

Of course! that’s the answer! I have ordered things via Waitrose Cellar before - as some bottles (e.g. their St Laurent, or ‘on the QT’ range) are just impossible to find in the shop(s) I go to. Should have thought of it before :smiley:

Incidentally, my local seems to always stock the Beronia Verdejo. It’s frustrating how inconsistent these shops’ stocks are.


#9

I got some of the Perrin from Waitrose Godalming a while ago. Don’t know if it’s still on the shelves now.


#10

To many Verdejo fans in North Dorset Inbar!


#11

Having just gotten the email from Vinissimus about new vintages of Gravonia, that’s what’s in my basket.

There’s also a couple of Rhone whites from last nights TWS tasting that will be winging their way to me via Society van too.


#12

Both Vinissimus and decantalo are telling me its out of stock…:thinking:


#13

I got an email telling me they’d made a mistake accepting my order and are sold out.

I think I’m going to put together a white Rioja mixed case and see if I can come up with a suitable replacement.


#14

It does seem to sell out almost immediately when I’ve received emails saying it is back in stock.


#15

Here’s hoping we may see some at TWS soon:slightly_smiling_face:

Hopefully accompanied by a strict limit on bottles per member without going over old ground.


#16

I did a pre-emptive Covid-19 panic buy of TWS wine at the weekend. If one is going to be barricaded at home, it makes sense to have a few ready-to-drink bottles handy. Importantly they must go whatever food one finds at the back of the freezer.


#17

@Inbar - I would recommend you get yourself to the Co-op on Blatchington Road in Hove and you might score yourself a bargain?


#18

Ha! You’re right… :smiley:
If I can go all the way to Shoreham’s Co-op to source a cheaper Priorat, then Hove should be easy peasy!


#19

Well, Waitrose Godalming did have 2 bottles of Reserve du Mistral on the shelf when I went to check today, though none when I left! Also my eye was caught by a solitary bottle of Veille Ferme red (at £6.49) which I felt I had to liberate. I don’t think I’ve ever been let down by a Perrin wine so not very worrying purchases.


#20

A few from tonight’s Rhone tasting, plus one ringer to make up a half-case

RH51031 Cotes du Rhone Chateau de Montfaucon 2007 £25.00 1 Bottle £25.00
RH54371 Lirac Blanc Vin de Madame Comtesse Madeleine Chateau de Montfaucon 2016 £24.30 1 Bottle £24.30
RH49921 Crozes Hermitage Seduction Domaine Les Alexandrins 2015 £18.00 1 Bottle £18.00
RH46821 Saint Joseph Blanc Les Royes Dom Courbis 2015 £22.50 1 Bottle £22.50
RH47711 Saint Peray Ongrie Domaine Voge 2015 £22.95 1 Bottle £22.95
AL14741 Gewurztraminer Reserve Domaine Albert Boxler 2017 £26.00 1 Bottle £26.00