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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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happyhooker wrote:
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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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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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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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/Pro ... ab=reviews
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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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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/Pro ... ab=reviews
:thumbup:
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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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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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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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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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Could have been. Must see if I can pick one up
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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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Now for The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #5 – Penny Sadler - in which she matches a wine to Dreams by Fleetwood Mac and a song to Bollinger Special Cuvée
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The Wine Society opening it's doors again from Monday!
We're pleased to be able to tell you that our Cellar Showroom in Stevenage is reopening for on-the-spot purchases on 15th June, and we'll be very glad to welcome you back after our lockdown reorganisation.
Our new opening hours will be 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
As you might expect, the experience of visiting us will be a little different from the norm and we ask for your understanding of the social distancing measures that we have put in place:
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SaintK wrote:The Wine Society opening it's doors again from Monday!
We're pleased to be able to tell you that our Cellar Showroom in Stevenage is reopening for on-the-spot purchases on 15th June, and we'll be very glad to welcome you back after our lockdown reorganisation.
Our new opening hours will be 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
As you might expect, the experience of visiting us will be a little different from the norm and we ask for your understanding of the social distancing measures that we have put in place:
Well that's lovely if you live round the bloody corner.
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happyhooker wrote:
SaintK wrote:The Wine Society opening it's doors again from Monday!
We're pleased to be able to tell you that our Cellar Showroom in Stevenage is reopening for on-the-spot purchases on 15th June, and we'll be very glad to welcome you back after our lockdown reorganisation.
Our new opening hours will be 10am - 4pm, Monday - Saturday
As you might expect, the experience of visiting us will be a little different from the norm and we ask for your understanding of the social distancing measures that we have put in place:
Well that's lovely if you live round the bloody corner.
:lol: :lol: yes, that's true
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The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #6 – Nirina Plunkett - in which she matches a wine to the Classic Club Mix of Jamiroquai's "Return Of The Space Cowboy" and a song to Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace
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The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #7 – Paul Moran - in which he matches a wine to the Underworld's "Rez" and a song to Suertes del Marques Trenzado
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Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
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bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Kids are well trained! :thumbup: :lol:
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frankster wrote:
bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Kids are well trained! :thumbup: :lol:

:lol: , 9 (today actually) and 11. Wife played a blinder.
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bimboman wrote:
frankster wrote:
bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Kids are well trained! :thumbup: :lol:

:lol: , 9 (today actually) and 11. Wife played a blinder.
Wife well trained as well!
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bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Which grower?
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Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Which grower?

Drouhan Laroze.
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bimboman wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Which grower?

Drouhan Laroze.
:thumbup:
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The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #8 – James Hubbard - in which he matches a wine to Gary Moore's "Parisienne Walkways" and a song to Penfolds Bin 707 Cabernet Sauvignon
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Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:
Azlan Roar wrote:
bimboman wrote:Father’s Day treat,

Chappell chambertain, 2006.


I’m a very happy dad.
Which grower?

Drouhan Laroze.
:thumbup:

They’re worth a visit, small family producer , definitely the cheaper end of the grand crus but fab all the same. Out of production season they offer a “pickers lunch” cooked and presented by the owners wife (great salad, meat dish and cheese) a range of their wines.

They offer all of their productions from a small shop for visitors. About 30% cheaper than uk retail.

Father’s Day was a surprise though, and very much appreciated. Interestingly the wine was light, dry and full of fruit only a whisp of leather n age. Quite superb.
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Seeing as though this place hasn't fallen over (yet?) I will post a few links to recent articles that I haven't put on here yet:

The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #10 – Cara Rutherford: "Just Like Heaven" by The Cure and Suertes del Marqués 7 Fuentes

The Frankly Wines & Friends Wine & Music Series #9 – Melanie May: Sipp Mack Alsace Grand Cru Rosacker Riesling & "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult

On Your Marks, Get Set, Pop! 5 great bottles of fizz from M&S

Boutique Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Making Wine Amid Moving Borders
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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
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Sunday's wine and food matching post: Mags McKee pairs:

- a wine with When Love Comes to Town – U2 with BB King

- and matches a song to Pittnauer Zweigelt Heideboden (Austrian red)
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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!
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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
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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:
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For any Wine Society members, they have a good deal on Charles Heidsieck NV at the moment - one of the best NVs around
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frankster wrote:For any Wine Society members, they have a good deal on Charles Heidsieck NV at the moment - one of the best NVs around
Got in there last night👍
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