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Merlot and Ribena yum yum
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Sunk a lovely petit Chablis for lunch with grilled Dorade and piperade...

Edit: Petit Chablis is in some ways better than Chablis...
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Laurent wrote:Sunk a lovely petit Chablis for lunch with grilled Dorade and piperade...

Edit: Petit Chablis is in some ways better than Chablis...
Agree with that...Petit Chablis is grown on Portlandian rather than Kimmeridgian soil but can be delicious!
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I've started a new series on my blog all about wine and music matching. Obviously it's not very serious, it's a bit of a laugh.

Here's the first installment.
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All being well there will be a wine thread on whatever destination forum we end up on. If not, and you still want to read my wine witterings, you can always subscribe to my blog and get an automatic email whenever I put up a new piece :o
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frankster wrote:I've started a new series on my blog all about wine and music matching. Obviously it's not very serious, it's a bit of a laugh.

Here's the first installment.
my mate's been doing that with beer for quite a while now. it got surprisingly serious after it started off as a joke initially, with some research scientists getting involved. i helped out at one event held at the green man festival where there were over 1000 people

this sorta thing:

https://www.petebrown.net/event/beer-an ... s-brewing/
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happyhooker wrote:
frankster wrote:I've started a new series on my blog all about wine and music matching. Obviously it's not very serious, it's a bit of a laugh.

Here's the first installment.
my mate's been doing that with beer for quite a while now. it got surprisingly serious after it started off as a joke initially, with some research scientists getting involved. i helped out at one event held at the green man festival where there were over 1000 people

this sorta thing:

https://www.petebrown.net/event/beer-an ... s-brewing/
That's fantastic HH !!
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frankster wrote:O'Briens have a new promotion cycle underway, including rosés at buy one get one half price (i.e. 25% off for the mathematically challenged).

Their Wildflower range is also included at €13.95 --> €9.00 and 6 for €50. Also available at Spar in the UK.

Here's my review of the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir

Tried the Pinot Noir yesterday. For the price, it's a very decent wine. Perfect, as you said, for a BBQ or just having a glass or two.
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Leinsterman wrote:
frankster wrote:O'Briens have a new promotion cycle underway, including rosés at buy one get one half price (i.e. 25% off for the mathematically challenged).

Their Wildflower range is also included at €13.95 --> €9.00 and 6 for €50. Also available at Spar in the UK.

Here's my review of the Pinot Grigio and Pinot Noir

Tried the Pinot Noir yesterday. For the price, it's a very decent wine. Perfect, as you said, for a BBQ or just having a pint or two.
Fixed 😎
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The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞
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Another new one for you, worthy of a Premier Cru tag:

Château d'Orschwihr Bollenberg Pinot Gris 2014
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Azlan Roar wrote:Image

The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞

LOL

'It's a tunic'
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Azlan Roar wrote:Image

The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞
I don't think "BBQ red" really does it justice :thumbup:
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frankster wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:Image

The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞
I don't think "BBQ red" really does it justice :thumbup:

It’s a barrosa valley, we are hardly wasting it on food requiring a knife and fork.
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shanky wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞

LOL

'It's a tunic'
?? :? lost on me...
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frankster wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞
I don't think "BBQ red" really does it justice :thumbup:
:lol: didn't show up in time anyway!

Ordered/withdrawn Monday before lunchtime, couldn't get it here before the weekend for some reason.
bimboman wrote: It’s a barrosa valley, we are hardly wasting it on food requiring a knife and fork.
:yawn:
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Azlan Roar wrote:
shanky wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
The weather forecast is looking good for the weekend, the BBQ will be fired up and loaded with meat... all that needs to happen now is for this to arrive out of bond in time 🤞

LOL

'It's a tunic'
?? :? lost on me...
Amon-ra is the character from Night at the Museum 2

Very funny characters played by the Simpsons actor guy.
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What wine would you pair with Barber's Adagio for Strings?

What music would you match with a bottle of Viña Tondonia Blanco?

Here's a legal answer
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shanky wrote:
Amon-ra is the character from Night at the Museum 2

Very funny characters played by the Simpsons actor guy.
gotcha - not seen the movie.

Text message this morning to say that the wine will arrive today.

Fingers crossed again for some bbq weather next weekend!
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Azlan Roar wrote:
shanky wrote:
Amon-ra is the character from Night at the Museum 2

Very funny characters played by the Simpsons actor guy.
gotcha - not seen the movie.

Text message this morning to say that the wine will arrive today.

Fingers crossed again for some bbq weather next weekend!
I don't think I've opened anything that good during lockdown. Too many everyday drinking bottles to get through I suppose (yeah, poor me 😉)
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Frankster, if you haven’t tried this I really think you’d enjoy it.

It is very lightly oaked which gives enough oak to add depth of flavour without dominating the beautiful fruit flavours.

Really good with or without food.

https://www.obrienswine.ie/products/ken ... nc-reserve
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Flametop wrote:Frankster, if you haven’t tried this I really think you’d enjoy it.

It is very lightly oaked which gives enough oak to add depth of flavour without dominating the beautiful fruit flavours.

Really good with or without food.

https://www.obrienswine.ie/products/ken ... nc-reserve
I've tried it a few times, cracking wine! Will probably be in a future article :thumbup:
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frankster wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
shanky wrote:
Amon-ra is the character from Night at the Museum 2

Very funny characters played by the Simpsons actor guy.
gotcha - not seen the movie.

Text message this morning to say that the wine will arrive today.

Fingers crossed again for some bbq weather next weekend!
I don't think I've opened anything that good during lockdown. Too many everyday drinking bottles to get through I suppose (yeah, poor me 😉)
I'm using lockdown as an excuse to open something good at least once a week, and to take delivery of wines that I've bought but are still with the merchant.

The Amon-Ra is one I've been hankering for since I bought it on release. The reviews for the 2016 have been very positive. I know that it'll improve with more time in the bottle, but I'm impatient and want to try one before tucking the rest away.
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I couldn’t bring myself to spend that sort of money on anything Australian at all. That money buys amazing Rioja and near super Tuscan if you don’t want a French cliche.
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Azlan Roar wrote:
shanky wrote:
Amon-ra is the character from Night at the Museum 2

Very funny characters played by the Simpsons actor guy.
gotcha - not seen the movie.

Text message this morning to say that the wine will arrive today.

Fingers crossed again for some bbq weather next weekend!
Well, enjoy!

:thumbup:
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bimboman wrote:I couldn’t bring myself to spend that sort of money on anything Australian at all. That money buys amazing Rioja and near super Tuscan if you don’t want a French cliche.
Why the aversion to pricy Ozzies?

Henschke and Penfolds are the obvious big boys, and I'd agree that their top wines are overpriced due to demand, but there are other producers, like Glaetzer with Amon Ra, that are producing amazing wines.

That, if I was going to follow your lead and stick with Spain or Italy, I'd look outside the cliches of Rioja and Super Tuscans to find value and more interesting wines.
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Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:I couldn’t bring myself to spend that sort of money on anything Australian at all. That money buys amazing Rioja and near super Tuscan if you don’t want a French cliche.
Why the aversion to pricy Ozzies?

Henschke and Penfolds are the obvious big boys, and I'd agree that their top wines are overpriced due to demand, but there are other producers, like Glaetzer with Amon Ra, that are producing amazing wines.

That, if I was going to follow your lead and stick with Spain or Italy, I'd look outside the cliches of Rioja and Super Tuscans to find value and more interesting wines.

I love Henschke actually. And I’m not actually saying the Amon Ra isn’t worth it because the global market genuinely isn’t a fool , nor are wine writers etc.

I’ve a rational hatred of Penfolds as they’ve used production of one wine and extrapolated that “name” across ranges of massively overpriced average shite which only trades off the name of the premium production, good for them for getting away with it but it cheapens the whole industry and trade.

I’m getting amazing value between 20-30 quid in Spain and Italy, in Spain I love the production from Rjoja Alta and the better named crianzas, I’m sure you can find better but I genuinely can’t be bothered except for my cheap drinking to do any searching.
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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
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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
Shameless poaching.
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Flametop wrote:
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
Shameless poaching.
Those dirty Iberians!!
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And on another note, it's #ThirstyThursday so it's time for more Alsace: Old Vine Sylvaner
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frankster wrote:And on another note, it's #ThirstyThursday so it's time for more Alsace: Old Vine Sylvaner
:lol:
quelle surprise ;)
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Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:And on another note, it's #ThirstyThursday so it's time for more Alsace: Old Vine Sylvaner
:lol:
quelle surprise ;)
I should apologise for being so predictable...but I won't ;) :D :smug:
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frankster wrote:
Laurent wrote:
frankster wrote:And on another note, it's #ThirstyThursday so it's time for more Alsace: Old Vine Sylvaner
:lol:
quelle surprise ;)
I should apologise for being so predictable...but I won't ;) :D :smug:
That's ok there's not that many from there in the cellar :P

and unfortunately no Moet :lol:
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Just opened a bottle of Me and Monsieur Jones Grenach and Syrah.
It is particularly quaffable :thumbup:
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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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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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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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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
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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.
Because you don't like Gewurz, or you think it will be sweet?
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