#NWTW Week 5: Argentinian Torrontés (Part Two)

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So it’s back to the whites and the new world and South America for the next choice.  We’re going for Argentina’s next big thing: Torrontés!

Thanks to Anthony for his picks, I’ve gone for the following:

#NWTW Week 4: The Verdict On Piemontese Barbera

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I had this one pretty early on in the week, as a good mate of mine, Ben, popped over after work to have a catch up.  The perfect guinea pig cos he’ll eat and drink most things that are put in front of him, and is always happy to let us know what he thinks (in a good way Ben, I mean that in a good way!).

So we had the Nostro Meglio Barabera D’Asti Superiore from Morrison’s, which was £9.79.

#NWTW Week 4: Italian Barbera

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Here we are at week 4 already!

So we’ve gone for a couple of new world (roughly speaking that means non-european) wines so far, and one from the old world.  We’ve had a couple of whites, and just the one red.  So just to even it all up it’s an old world red, and this week I’ve chosen a grape variety called Barbera from Italy.

Barbera as a grape is grown in the north west of Italy in a region called Piemonte.  Any of you who know your maps know this is right up in the top left, with Torino as the region’s capital.

#NWTW Week 3: Albariño from North West Spain

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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

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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

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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.