Sometimes the choice of wines we have over here in the UK can be a bit of a bugger. Especially when it comes to trying to convince your mates to have a go at a Californian Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ve been having a good old think myself.
I have to say I’m loving doing New Wine This Week. I think before this week I’d had maybe one or two Cabernet Sauvignons from Coonawarra way, and probably just passed them off as a nice drop that I wouldn’t mind having again once every now and again. It’s when you actually make yourself sit and think about it, what do I like or not like about this wine? There was very little I didn’t like.
Before I start going off on a different idea all together, let’s just make one thing clear. If you like your steak, then just have one. Nicely grilled, not too well done. A dollop of butter to baste it. It’ll be superb with such a big wine like this.
For me though, I fell in love with lamb chump when we had it the other week with Pinotage. Done the right way it’ll be great with the wines.
If you’ve been following either myself or Ant on twitter this week you’ll have seen how many people are lovers of this wine. I haven’t seen Ant all week, but I can hear him giggling with glee in anticipation of popping some corks this week. And rightly bloody so. As I said in an earlier post, Cabernet Sauvignon from Coonawarra has become a New World Classic!
Australia’s vineyard areas are pretty much exclusively towards the south coast of the country. To be fair it’s where near as damn it most of the people are too. You ever been to the Northern Territory? Size of UK, France, and Spain put together and the population is something daft like 200,000, of which 150,000 live in Darwin, the main city. Beautiful place, mind!