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Azlan Roar wrote:
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Azlan Roar wrote:Dom Pérignon have released the 2010 vintage, one of a few houses to do so.

Reviews are very good, and supplies are rather low.

Got mine :P
Anne Kriebel MW wrote a piece on it

The DP 2012 should be the best so far this millennium
I'm sure you mean DP 2010

I came across the same article when doing some quick research after the email from L&W arrived on the 8th. It was enough to make me jump on board.

Worth noting the the link at the bottom of Anne Kriebel's piece takes you to Clos19, selling the wine for £25 per bottle more than L&W - worth shopping around :nod:
No I meant 2012! Obviously it hasn't been released yet, so we'll see.
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wamberal wrote:Just bought some Palliser Estate Pinot Noir on a whim. 2015. We first had this wine many years ago when we had a holiday in Christchurch, and loved it. When we got back home I bought a dozen (cannot remember the vintage now, but it was a year younger than the Christchurch wine) and it was disappointing. Here's hoping!
That's the wine we had poured at our wedding red, and then visited the place on honeymoon. Tried it early this year in a NZ Pinot Noir masterclass and it was still very good :thumbup:
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Anyone tried Tuscan white? Mazzei Vermentino
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Another recent one: Puglia in Your Pocket
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It's a bit of an echo chamber on this fred, but I'll carry on regardless :D

When it comes to Rioja, producer is king. Remelluri is a cracker
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frankster wrote:Another recent one: Puglia in Your Pocket
No opera puns :thumbdown:
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Will buy if I see it Frankie.


Bang for buck

https://www.ewwines.co.uk/roda-reserva-rioja-spain.html


This week I’ve decided to drink burgundy red (staying near a great wine shop).
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bimboman wrote:Will buy if I see it Frankie.


Bang for buck

https://www.ewwines.co.uk/roda-reserva-rioja-spain.html


This week I’ve decided to drink burgundy red (staying near a great wine shop).
Too bloody hot to drink red unless a chilled Beaujolais or Loire red
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Duff Paddy wrote:
frankster wrote:Another recent one: Puglia in Your Pocket
No opera puns :thumbdown:
Just wait for my article on Pegasus Bay! :D 8)
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bimboman wrote:Will buy if I see it Frankie.


Bang for buck

https://www.ewwines.co.uk/roda-reserva-rioja-spain.html


This week I’ve decided to drink burgundy red (staying near a great wine shop).
Roda are fantastic. Here are a few I tried earlier in the year.
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Kiwis on the Bored might know this producer - but they are new to Ireland: Hãhã – but it’s no laughing matter!
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Back from Italy and I enjoyed a Tyrolean wine made from the local Lagrein grape. Worth looking out for as a variety. Very elegant for a young wine.
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Down to my last bottle of Mallorcan wine, Ànima Negra An 2012. :((

Mainly Callet which is pretty limited to the islands. Very very nice wine but at around 45 CHF a bottle it will a little while before I buy another case :((

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frankster wrote:
bimboman wrote:Will buy if I see it Frankie.


Bang for buck

https://www.ewwines.co.uk/roda-reserva-rioja-spain.html


This week I’ve decided to drink burgundy red (staying near a great wine shop).
Roda are fantastic. Here are a few I tried earlier in the year.

Great reviews.....

Boy do you guys get slammed on price though.

A fiend and I have laid a couple of the 2015 down for a decade to see what they do.
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New post on 2 very different Rieslings, from Clare Valley and the Mosel :arrow: Clicky
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frankster wrote:New post on 2 very different Rieslings, from Clare Valley and the Mosel :arrow: Clicky
Bookmarked. I enjoy a mineral riesling so I'll keep my eyes open for the Petaluma you reviewed.
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And now for something completely different: Pignolo, the Lazarus grape

Smelling and tasting this wine was like seeing colour for the first time :eek: It's one of the top five red wines I've ever tasted
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Are we in the dying throes of barbecue season up here?

SuperValu sent me a couple of French reds to try from their sale which started today; one perfect for BBQs, the other I reckon for cassoulet!

Click here to read
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I'm a rosé skeptic, but here are two I really like (with apologies to Seal): Kiss From a Rosé
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frankster wrote: Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:04 pm Are we in the dying throes of barbecue season up here?

SuperValu sent me a couple of French reds to try from their sale which started today; one perfect for BBQs, the other I reckon for cassoulet!

Click here to read
I was looking at that second wine last night wondering if I should buy it. I'll pick up a few bottles at that price!
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frankster wrote: Wed Sep 09, 2020 3:59 pm I'm a rosé skeptic, but here are two I really like (with apologies to Seal): Kiss From a Rosé
I'm a Rose sucker :blush:

So thanks for the tips. :thumbup:

Bandol mourvedres are my go to favourites. But will try the whispering and rock angels for a last hurrah BBQ this w/e.
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Another fantastic wine from the SuperValu French Wine Sale (I bought 12 for myself): Gustave Lorentz Alsace Pinot Blanc
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Linky not worky
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Leinsterman wrote: Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:19 pm Linky not worky
thanks, have fixed now (I hope!)
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frankster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm Anyone for Sancerre? Here are two very different styles
Love a drop of Sancerre and particularly the Sancerre rouge, which can stand out as offering good value on a wine list with pricey Burgundy alongside.
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How do you like your Chablis: Still or Sparkling(!)?
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Azlan Roar wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:54 am
frankster wrote: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:02 pm Anyone for Sancerre? Here are two very different styles
Love a drop of Sancerre and particularly the Sancerre rouge, which can stand out as offering good value on a wine list with pricey Burgundy alongside.
I've not had many red Sancerres to be honest, though the ones I've tried have been nice - I ought to try more!
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frankster wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Azlan Roar wrote:
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Azlan Roar wrote:Dom Pérignon have released the 2010 vintage, one of a few houses to do so.

Reviews are very good, and supplies are rather low.

Got mine :P
Anne Kriebel MW wrote a piece on it

The DP 2012 should be the best so far this millennium
I'm sure you mean DP 2010

I came across the same article when doing some quick research after the email from L&W arrived on the 8th. It was enough to make me jump on board.

Worth noting the the link at the bottom of Anne Kriebel's piece takes you to Clos19, selling the wine for £25 per bottle more than L&W - worth shopping around :nod:
No I meant 2012! Obviously it hasn't been released yet, so we'll see.

Bollinger grand Annee 2012 is over 100 quid.
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bimboman wrote: Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:26 pm
frankster wrote: Fri Jul 24, 2020 12:17 pm
Azlan Roar wrote:
frankster wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:Dom Pérignon have released the 2010 vintage, one of a few houses to do so.

Reviews are very good, and supplies are rather low.

Got mine :P
Anne Kriebel MW wrote a piece on it

The DP 2012 should be the best so far this millennium
I'm sure you mean DP 2010

I came across the same article when doing some quick research after the email from L&W arrived on the 8th. It was enough to make me jump on board.

Worth noting the the link at the bottom of Anne Kriebel's piece takes you to Clos19, selling the wine for £25 per bottle more than L&W - worth shopping around :nod:
No I meant 2012! Obviously it hasn't been released yet, so we'll see.


Bollinger grand Annee 2012 is over 100 quid.
LGA is usually good value
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Indeed, but the 100 quid barrier hasn’t been breached as far as I know, even the 2002 I’ve held on to is only 80 quid or there abouts.


I paid £38 quid for that en primeur...

Trading price of the 2012 will go 150 plus.

Still tempted to just buy wine as my only investment. It’s the only thing that has done consistently well for me.

Bought some Sunday wine this week .

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2013 domaine Lambray Morey st Denis.
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Lidl Ireland have their French Wine Cellar event starting Thursday 24th September 2020.

Here are 4 lighter whites that are worth popping in your trolley
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frankster wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:35 pm Lidl Ireland have their French Wine Cellar event starting Thursday 24th September 2020.

Here are 4 lighter whites that are worth popping in your trolley
Excellent. I guess you'll have one for their reds as well?
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Leinsterman wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:50 am
frankster wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 8:35 pm Lidl Ireland have their French Wine Cellar event starting Thursday 24th September 2020.

Here are 4 lighter whites that are worth popping in your trolley
Excellent. I guess you'll have one for their reds as well?
Here you go 8) Bargains galore from Burgundy, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Brouilly...
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Brilliant. I'll be paying a visit 8)
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Leinsterman wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm Brilliant. I'll be paying a visit 8)
More to come tomorrow and Friday 8)
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frankster wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:28 pm
Leinsterman wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:23 pm Brilliant. I'll be paying a visit 8)
More to come tomorrow and Friday 8)
Now for Part 3: Rounder Whites
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Superb Hermitage from the Wine Society for £36 a bottle.

Ordered some last week after spotting an online ad saying they'd just found these hidden in a dusty corner of the warehouse, or some such marketing guff.

Either way, a superb wine for the price - if you like Hermitage, you'll know that this is a bargain.

https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/pro ... 1&pc=&prl=
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