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Wine Wednesday [16 May 2018]

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#1

I have just received an email about an interesting Cabernet Sauvignon from California, I suspect the price will put me off buying…

As to Wednesday drinking the following wines are on the cards (one of the two):



#2

Ooh such exciting choices! Very interested to hear how they’re drinking.


#3

I like the look of the Condrieu, @szaki1974 ! It’s still on my ‘to try’ list… Maybe with the next order.
It’s a dry Wednesday for us, but we did open a lovely Zibibbo yesterday. I haven’t had a Zibibbo for a while, so it was a nice reminder that it’s a perfect summer wine! This one was:


Recommended if you’re into Muscat. Lovely floral nose, and a beautiful zesty and dry finish. Now, where is that sun?! :thinking: :sun_with_face:


#4

It is actually a sweet Condrieu… so completely uncharted territory for me, too.


#5

Wednesdays are HARD for me as I don’t drink (or eat, in the main) and you guys insist on sharing photos of delicious bottles!!!


#6

Ah! well, do report back from the field! :+1:


#7

San Miguel 0% at best or Pepsi Max :crazy_face: #alcoholfreefortnight #iknowitsgoodformebut


#8

neither work for me sadly as this is a ‘fast’ day (not feeling very fast!) so need to avoid all those chemicals as well as sugars and calories.

Tea (no sugar) is OK, and sparkling water for me!!


#9

Don’t worry @robert_mcintosh, I’m in your camp today as well , dry day and very low calorie day :confused:#boring


#10

Ooh that’s a very strict low day regime @robert_mcintosh I do resort to Pepsimax on my low days - quite good at conning me into thinking I’m full! I get so bored with water, though do love a cup of tea (never any milk or sugar) as long as it’s not builders which makes me feel sick.


#11

I rarely drink at home midweek, but then I see the Wine Wednesday thread and think “well if everyone else is”… But I will remain strong and open something nice at the weekend instead

Really interested in this. I’m not a huge fan of Condrieu (bit too floral for me) but it does sound quirky


#12

Half of this last night, the other half tonight probably:

http://www.fattorialepupille.it/en/the-collection/morellino-di-scansano/

One of a growing number of ‘wines I enjoy that the Society used to stock but doesn’t anymore’. At some point I’ll be able to make a mixed case out of them.


#13

It’s a fasting day for me too.
I’m away for a few days from tomorrow so no wine till Sunday


#14

If anything, it will be a damson gin. Possibly a whisky. Not wine though, as I won’t drink Thurs or Fri and wouldn’t want to waste the remainder of the bottle.


#15

Opening this shortly, to accompany a selection of dishes from the M&S Chinese “Takeaway” range.

I have been enjoying a number of different Riesling wines recently, I had this last night, and have some more being delivered on Thursday, I love it.


#16

During the warm weather earlier this week I put a bottle of this in the fridge in anticpiation of Wine Wednesday being spent sat in the garden with the BBQ going…

However, today I come home to find the patio furniture blowing across the garden and it’s 10C outside :scream:

Opened it anway and it’s eminently quaffable :smile: Crisp lemon and apple aromas and palate, with a delicate fizz and snappy acidity - like a fizzy Granny Smith in a glass, delicious!


#17

It’s just great, isn’t it! I may be easing up on my spending, but I’m definitely getting some more of these. You couldn’t ask for any more for seven quid.


#18

It is indeed. Cremant de Loire is my default summer fizz, but we usually stock up when we’re in France at about 5-6 Euros a bottle. Until we go over in August I think the Hortas will be the house summer bubbly :smile:

I think it was you that put me onto this one, cheers :+1:


#19

It been a hard day(not really) so why not. Brought this a while back and it’s been wait and calling me .

It is a gem. Very cab/merlot fruit, but soft and long tannins with a great acidic length. Would be great to wait more and see it age, but its all gone.


#20

Arbaude Mas de Cadenet 2017 standing up manfully to Center Parcs’ attempt at oriental food (not bad but pretty heavy on the honey and soy - and give the sweet and sour a miss). I think I’ve said it before but this is cracking Provençal rose, on the crisper end but with a fruity zing that cuts through anything. Great take-me-anywhere food wine.