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What’s in your basket: November & December 2021

Ah right, exactly what I have done. Thought they may have been included in the upcoming weekend with friends.
Edit - still interested btw. Let’s see who wilts first?

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Saw this on another forum


I was looking at this last week. I should have bought some. Not like me to hesitate…, :slightly_frowning_face:

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No it’s not. Are you feeling ok?

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Must be all these colds the little guy keeps sharing. Making my head foggy and indecisive.

On the plus side, a case of assorted treats arrived today (not free wine, sadly).


Proving once more that I have no willpower, Bandol 'La Tourtine', Domaine Tempier 2011 was more temptation than I could resist.


6 ordered for delivery Saturday - not mucking about with a chance of a #shortfall


The cupboard is fairly stocked up but have just enough room for some free wine (sort of)
from reserves for the next few months, arriving on TWS van on Wednesday. Winter and festive drinking :grinning:


I may crack a 2018 over Christmas :wink:, if I can find room in the garage to have them released from L&W.

Also I’ve just ordered a case of this ;
2006 & 2008 were absolute crackers and I’ve only 2 bottles left so bankrupting myself further to put another vintage by :see_no_evil:.


I ordered a few of the Weinert Cab Sav’s last time round. Can’t go wrong with Weinert in my book.

Then while congratulating myself on almost reaching 3 weeks without ordering any wine, I spotted a few bottles of the Anglianico and cracked, resulting in this order which had been sitting in the basket in various forms for the last 2.71 weeks:



One last hurrah before Christmas… top two mixed cases have gone into reserves, and the rest are due to arrive tomorrow.

I’m not going to lie, I’m slightly anxious about the last one on the list which is now showing out of stock.


This is probably our penultimate W/S purchase of the year covering weekday, weekend and special occasion bottles…
Elixium, Tokaji Aszú 5 Puttonyos 2010 50cl
HU1621• 1 Bottle £17.50

Xinomavro Naoussa, Domaine Karydas 2016
GR2081• 1 Bottle £16.00

Armi Thrapsathiri, Domaine Lyrarakis 2020
GR2141• 1 Bottle £14.50

Ghemme, Torraccia del Piantavigna 2006
IT33151• 1 Bottle £30.00

Domäne Wachau Ried Loibenberg Reserve Riesling, Wachau 2002
AA3551• 1 Bottle £36.00

Rapsani Terra Petra, Thymiopoulos 2018
GR1941• 1 Bottle £22.00

Half bottle of Ulysse Cazabonne Sauternes
BW7102• 1 Bottle £9.95

Domäne Wachau ‘Gneis + Löss’ Grüner Veltliner 2020
AA3191• 1 Bottle £8.95

Domäne Wachau Collection Federspiel Riesling 2020
AA3201• 1 Bottle £9.25

Fronton Le Beau Vin, Château Bouissel 2016
FC40051• 1 Bottle £8.95

Lamersheimer Kirschgarten, Spätburgunder, Grosses Gewächs, Weingut Knipser 2015
GE14271• 1 Bottle £37.00

‘Cuvée Le Levraut’, Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2020
BU79241• 1 Bottle £9.75

Cahors, Clos Triguedina 2017
FC41461• 1 Bottle £17.00

Trittenheimer Apotheke Riesling Kabinett, Josef Schmitt 2018
GE12441• 1 Bottle £10.50

Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée, Sussex 2009
SG1691• 1 Bottle £35.00

Grabenwerkstatt Wachauwerk, Grüner Veltliner, Wachau 2020
AA3501• 1 Bottle £20.00

Chianti Classico, Castello di Meleto 2019
IT32971• 1 Bottle £11.95

López de Heredia, Viña Cubillo Crianza, Rioja 2012
SP16561• 1 Bottle £16.00


Very nice order. What will be your last of the year?

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Some random presents and whatever new takes my fancy in a couple of weeks.
Will also get some Santorini Vinsanto from Maltby and Greek together with some foodie treats there.

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Shame on me for ever doubting…


Glad the Nyetimber came back in stock, racking price for! Probably my last order of the year.

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Nyetimber Brut Classic Cuvée NV

  • Code: SG2131

  • 1 Case of 6

  • £135.00

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The Society’s Saumur Rosé Brut NV

  • Code: SG1071

  • 2 Bottle

  • £23.00

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Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Julien Dopff au Moulin NV

  • Code: SG321

  • 1 Bottle

  • £13.95

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Vasco and The Explorers Verdelho, Paarl 2020

  • Code: SA16611

  • 3 Bottle

  • £28.50

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Familie Mantler Roter Veltliner, Niederösterreich 2020

  • Code: AA3241

  • 3 Bottle

  • £25.50

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Xanadu The Wine Society Special Selection Margaret River 2018

  • Code: AU23021

  • 3 Bottle

  • £45.00

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Crozes-Hermitage, Domaine Rousset 2016

  • Code: RH47331

  • 3 Bottle

  • £48.00

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Sylvain Pataille, Bourgogne Aligoté 2019

  • Code: BU78661
  • 3 Bottle
  • £43.50

Thank you for bringing it to my attention!

Little order to end the year, and just to prove the old adage that we’re all hypocrites in the end, I couldn’t resist the ‘big, fruity’ tag of the Perdiguier - because I don’t really keep many wines like that - for over Christmas to go with a very rich beef dish.

|||Grabenwerkstatt Wachauwerk, Grüner Veltliner, Wachau 2020

AA3501• 2 Bottles £40.00

|||Rainer Wess Grüner Veltliner Ried Loibenberg, Wachau 2015

AA3321• 2 Bottles £52.00

|||Domaine de Perdiguier, Cuvée ‘en Auger’, Vin de Pays des Coteaux d’Ensérune 2007

FC17351A• 1 Bottle £18.50

|||Marcillac ‘Lo Sang del Pais’, Domaine du Cros 2019

FC40181• 1 Bottle £9.25

I’m also rather happy about the choice of Gruner Veltliner on offer at TWS. :smiley:


A small pre-Christmas top up to supplies arrived today:

  • A couple of bottles of Portuguese white for family drinking. Not tried before, looked interesting.
  • Cosme: first bottle of a case in reserves to see what it’s like. Probably drink New Years eve.
  • 1960 Rancy: love tasting old madeiras and similar. Not tried Rivesaltes / Rancy before though.
  • Huet: my favourite wine. Loving the fact I can get these from reserves one bottle at a time now, even if it costs a tenner


“No more wine until next year” he said.

“oooh, I appear to be stood outside Berry Brothers” he also said, while walking home from the West End to Clapham yesterday.

Ooops. At least it was just two bottles (plus a bottle of Cognac as a gift).

Carema vs Careme. The reserve version of the Carema Nebbiolo I took to the SW London tasting meal and one of my favourite Vouvray Sec’s. Excited to try both!