Great response to yesterday’s primer for the year’s New Wine This Week. Especially for you smart arses who threw plenty of “X” suggestions my way! Unfortunately one or two suggestions had to be disqualified, but they were good efforts to sip under the radar. Some however, including Xinfandel, were not so good!
Amazing!!! After 6 days of feeling extremely sorry for myself the man flu has lifted! Ok, so it’s Boxing Day and I’ve managed to miss out on most of the Christmas fun so far, but I’ve given up caring. My throat is no longer feeling like barbed wire, and I can use my nose for …
This week has been fraught with a near tragedy. I’ve been struck down with one of the most potent and debilitating illnesses known to man. The dreaded Man Flu! So unfortunately my tasting session for Port will have to be postponed until my nose is working again.
Tough one to write this one, because it’s effectively just a load of information to throw out there. Apologies for the text book style, just grit your teeth, read through, and work out what the labels mean in the world of Port.
I know I said last week I really want to go to New Zealand. Well here’s another place I’d love to go: the Douro Valley. Given I’m about a two hour flight away I’ve got no excuse really!
Week 50? Can you believe we’ve only got a fortnight left of 2014? Well I don’t know about anyone else, but for me it’s flown by in a blur of well…let’s not go into that right now…let’s just say drinking great wines and meeting some great people. And this week I get to share my …
The theme of the weekend is the word “crisp”! Vinho Verde, no matter which one you end up buying, is almost guaranteed to be crisp, acidic, and a perfect wine for resetting your taste buds after every bite of your starters. So what to have with it?
Vinho Verde is that white wine that’s available everywhere. It’s THE Portuguese white. Well maybe not the most luxurious, but the definitely the best known, the most widely available, and, let’s be fair, one of the cheapest too. Sounds pretty appealing.
I’m really glad that we’ve gone for this one at some point during this year. Vinho Verde is that white wine that you must of heard of and is used as the benchmark of European aperitifs (that’s wines that kick off the night!).
This blog is slightly out of sync with the rest of it really. I was meant to visit a Portuguese restaurant whilst I was running New Wine This Week, week 6, where we had a look at Touriga Nacional. Now I like to cook, so when I’m coming up with food pairings I do like …