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#NWTW Week 3: Albariño from North West Spain

For The Foodies, New Wine This Week, Spain, Whites

When I mentioned to Anthony that this was going to be my first choice of 2014 he seemed pretty happy.  And he should be.

The first time I really drank Albariño was on my stag do about 3 months ago in San Sebastian.  For anyone who’s never been over to San Sebastian, then change that immediately, it’s absolutely awesome.  It’s a small piece of heaven on earth for foodies and wine-o’s alike, and if you like lounging on the beach or surfing too, then you’ll be like a pig in shit!

#NWTW Week 2: The Verdict On Chilean Carménère

Chile, For The Foodies, Info For Beginners, Info For More Seasoned Winos, New Wine This Week, Reds

So I have to say I kind of cheated without meaning to cheat before writing this.  As myself and Ant were talking about what to go for next week, we had a quick natter about what we thought, and he may have let it slip what the average thoughts were on the Carménère week.  Put simply, looks like you have to pay up for a really enjoyable bottle.

#NWTW Week 2: Food Pairing With Chilean Carménère

Chile, For The Foodies, Info For Beginners, Info For More Seasoned Winos, New Wine This Week, Reds

So I’ve had a quick look at the web to see what’s suggested.  It’s basically ranging from a well-grilled rib-eye steak to a cheeseboard.  We’re going to get some deep black fruit, a bit herby, and the occasional bit of red pepper if the tasting notes are anything to go off.

Well this is effectively the start of my honeymoon (well it’s tomorrow officially, but sod it!), so I’m going to go a bit over the top and go for both.  I’m going to pick up the wine choice from Morrison’s, and the one from Majestic and have a bit of a compare and contrast.