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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 9:56 pm 
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So we're already onto the third edition in the Frankly Wines and Friends Wine & Music Series

The tasks this time:

- choose a song to match Joseph Cattin Riesling Reserve

- choose a wine to match Norah Jones – Don’t Know Why

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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 10:00 pm 
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right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


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happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


Suitable Alsace


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2020 11:51 pm 
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frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


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the first wine that comes up if i click that is a gwurtztramminer?

you may be right, but i'm immediately suspicious.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 10:03 am 
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happyhooker wrote:
frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


Suitable Alsace

the first wine that comes up if i click that is a gwurtztramminer?

you may be right, but i'm immediately suspicious.


Because you don't like Gewurz, or you think it will be sweet?


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 10:05 am 
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frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


Suitable Alsace

the first wine that comes up if i click that is a gwurtztramminer?

you may be right, but i'm immediately suspicious.


Because you don't like Gewurz, or you think it will be sweet?

My exposure to it is limited, but a bit of both really.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 10:19 am 
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frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
frankster wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


Suitable Alsace

the first wine that comes up if i click that is a gwurtztramminer?

you may be right, but i'm immediately suspicious.


Because you don't like Gewurz, or you think it will be sweet?

My exposure to it is limited, but a bit of both really.


Totally fair enough. Gewurz is a bit of a marmite grape. Marcel who buys Alsace for TWS seems to prefer the driver style so you might like those listed. I actually prefer them with a bit of sweetness.

If you unselect the "Dry, Rich" filter then that style will disappear from the choices.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:07 pm 
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happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


We went to Naples and the surrounding area a few years back and liked the white wines that were poured as an aperitif.

TWS have a very nice one from the that part of Italy at a good price point - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT29171

and this one from Sicily is good too - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT28671

neither are oaky and both a fruity, peachy wines - if you like viogner, chances are you like these two.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:27 pm 
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happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner

All around your price point and wines I've drunk this year. Only bought 1 rose so far this year but they do have a prtetty good range. The Corsican Rose is good but a tad over £12
The Society's Vin D'Alsace
Joseph Cattin Edelzwicker Alsace
Alvarinho Contacto Mendes
Contessa Abruzzo Pecorino
The Society's Exhibition Gruner Veltliner
D'Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne
Billi Billi Grampians Pinot Grigio
Chapel Down Pinot Blanc
Languedoc Rose Chateau Rouquette sur Mer Cuve Adagio


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:47 pm 
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happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner

Gd HH, try this one,

https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=FC38701&tab=reviews


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 1:13 pm 
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SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner

All around your price point and wines I've drunk this year. Only bought 1 rose so far this year but they do have a prtetty good range. The Corsican Rose is good but a tad over £12
The Society's Vin D'Alsace
Joseph Cattin Edelzwicker Alsace
Alvarinho Contacto Mendes
Contessa Abruzzo Pecorino
The Society's Exhibition Gruner Veltliner
D'Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne
Billi Billi Grampians Pinot Grigio
Chapel Down Pinot Blanc
Languedoc Rose Chateau Rouquette sur Mer Cuve Adagio

Surprisingly good :thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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julian wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner

Gd HH, try this one,

https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=FC38701&tab=reviews

:thumbup:


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 5:53 pm 
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SaintK wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner

All around your price point and wines I've drunk this year. Only bought 1 rose so far this year but they do have a prtetty good range. The Corsican Rose is good but a tad over £12
The Society's Vin D'Alsace
Joseph Cattin Edelzwicker Alsace
Alvarinho Contacto Mendes

Contessa Abruzzo Pecorino
The Society's Exhibition Gruner Veltliner
D'Arenberg Hermit Crab Viognier Marsanne
Billi Billi Grampians Pinot Grigio
Chapel Down Pinot Blanc
Languedoc Rose Chateau Rouquette sur Mer Cuve Adagio


Those in bold get a second 👍 from me


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 10:27 am 
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frankster wrote:
Irishers: Lidl have some summer wine promotions coming up; as before there will be a limited number of each wine released, and once stocks are gone they are gone.

4th June - Italian Range

but before that

21st May - "Iberian Range"
The quotation marks are important as this will include wines from:
- Spain
- Portugal
- Chile
- New Zealand
- Australia

I've just received samples of this lot so will report back in due course


I've got 2 short posts up on these so far:

New Zealand whites

Chilean whites


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 2:48 pm 
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Azlan Roar wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


We went to Naples and the surrounding area a few years back and liked the white wines that were poured as an aperitif.

TWS have a very nice one from the that part of Italy at a good price point - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT29171

and this one from Sicily is good too - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT28671

neither are oaky and both a fruity, peachy wines - if you like viogner, chances are you like these two.


I'd really like to have a bottle of dessert wine for an occasional quaff instead of dessert. A few years back I had a delicious one that was apricots and honey in a glass. Sort of challenged my perception of sweet wines, but I haven't a clue what to look for.


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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jezzer wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
happyhooker wrote:
right, about to do another wine society order. i'm much weaker on whites/roses than reds?

can anyone recommend me some decent quaffable wines on there (£12 or under). i hate oak and prefer the drier side, but do enjoy the occasional viogner


We went to Naples and the surrounding area a few years back and liked the white wines that were poured as an aperitif.

TWS have a very nice one from the that part of Italy at a good price point - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT29171

and this one from Sicily is good too - https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/Pro ... pd=IT28671

neither are oaky and both a fruity, peachy wines - if you like viogner, chances are you like these two.


I'd really like to have a bottle of dessert wine for an occasional quaff instead of dessert. A few years back I had a delicious one that was apricots and honey in a glass. Sort of challenged my perception of sweet wines, but I haven't a clue what to look for.


Tokaji?


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
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Could have been. Must see if I can pick one up


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 3:45 pm 
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Late harvests can be stunning.

Muscats passerillés are superb but very rare

unfortunately the one local shop that had it has no stocks left and appears shy on ordering stuff ...


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 Post subject: Re: The Wine Thread
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 6:28 pm 
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The Frankly Wine and Friends Wine and Music Series #4


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