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The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

your favourite tipple - wine, beer, spirits
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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby tsr2 » April 27th, 2019, 6:38 pm

Over Easter we drank the last of the MIL's 2007 Juan Gil Petit Verdot and I remembered how much I liked it. I Googled it to see if we could get some more and bought a case of the 2017. We are opening the first bottle tonight.

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Skotch » May 9th, 2019, 11:22 am

Had a few glasses of this last weekend - will definitely be getting more (if stocks last)

https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/u ... 2018-28711

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » October 15th, 2020, 11:09 pm

That piquepoul was new to me when I started this thread.

Today I opened a bottle of Tescos' version of it. A very different drink to the Sainsburys (definitely less dry), but also a very pleasant tipple that I'll be buying again. Probably in the next few days, given that the 25% offer is on!

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » October 24th, 2020, 11:44 pm

Argentinian Malbec (Tesco's finest). Much enjoyed.

Is it just me, or are the words "Argentinian" and "Malbec" a particularly natural coupling? We sometimes think of Argentina as an also-ran wine region compared to its illustrious neighbour west of the Andes, but for a Malbec, dark, rich and delicious, it's got to be a world leader.

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby Rhyd6 » October 25th, 2020, 1:55 pm

We enjoyed a bottle of Squealing Pig Adelaide Hills chardonnay. I normally avoid wines with stupid names but OH is a great fan of Adelaide Hills wine and I must admit this was an extremely pleasant, though not demanding drink.

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » October 25th, 2020, 5:52 pm

Rhyd6 wrote:We enjoyed a bottle of Squealing Pig Adelaide Hills chardonnay. I normally avoid wines with stupid names but OH is a great fan of Adelaide Hills wine and I must admit this was an extremely pleasant, though not demanding drink.

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Hmmm, haven't seen that. I wonder if I'd be tempted by that name? In principle it calls out for "give it a try", but I got caught out on one that I bought and turned out one of the worst wines I'd had in quite a while. Can't remember if it was called Old Git or Old Fart: either way I'd be inclined to identify with it when I first saw it on a supermarket shelf.

Now beers with silly names can be excellent ;)

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby stewamax » October 27th, 2020, 9:59 am

Tesco's Vina Albali Reserva 2014 with their save £1.50 27th Oct - 16th Nov overlapping with their 20% off 6 bottles 15th Oct - 5th Nov is worth a punt.
Ignore tthe 2015 though. [/i]

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Re: The Wine You Are Drinking Right Now

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Postby UncleEbenezer » December 12th, 2020, 11:00 pm

A Portuguese Vinho Verde from a recent Tesco offer. Blend of grapes, not named on the bottle. 10.5%. My best expectation was cheap-and-cheerful. Not a wine I'd seek to impress someone important with!

Turns out to be exceedingly drinkable. No hesitation in declaring it a pleasure. I shall hope to find more of it.

Better still, although it's something you'd think of as a natural summer tipple, it's not one of those wines that tastes great in summer (I imagine it does) but thin and watery out of the hot season (I'm thinking Pinot Grigio here). Much enjoyed at midwinter.


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