So it seems that H wasn’t the easiest one for us all. We’ve got the quota of five, but only just. Nice thing is that we’ve got plenty of variety to have a go at, so get voting for what we’re going to do next week. Normal voting rules apply, one vote each and we’ll …
We’re onto H this fortnight, and once again there are plenty of options to go for.
I did a New Wine This Week a few months back when we did Côtes Du Rhônes. Gigondas is a smaller appellation within the Côtes Du Rhônes, so I could really just re-use that food pairing, but I won’t.
Amongst all the famous “international” grape varieties, I reckon Grenache is one of the least talked about. Merlot, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon. We’ve all heard of them. Grenache is that grape that they dabble with in Spain and the South of France a bit, right?
“Chateauneuf Du Pape!” Anyone who’s ever watched Only Fools and Horses will have heard Delboy shouting this one out when something’s not gone great for him and his brother Rodney. Such is the fame of the AOC, it even made it into Delboy’s script! It’s definitely the most famous in the Southern Rhône.
From the looks of the voting nearly half of you who voted will be pretty chuffed with this result. I’ll be honest, so am I. I’ve recently had the pleasure of being involved with a marketing push from the Rhone Wines board, and loved every minute of it. So bring on more of it!!!
So following my exam, the Primeur tasting week, and a good mate’s wedding, the last two weeks have fair old flown by. So guess what? I’m behind with my blogging! Sorry about that all.
This fortnight it’s time for the letter G. If you can think of anything wine related that begins with the letter then please feel free to get in touch and put your idea forward for the poll coming up later in the week.
For fermentation week you need to read Carbonic Maceration week. And from that read Beaujolais. Yes there are other wines round the world made in this method, but Beaujolais is the most available for us all, so there we are. That’s what we all tried this week. Lovely ruby red, light, and fruity Beaujolais.
A lovely time on the wines last week, maybe not so much in the shops buying the food. Will have to remember that for this week. We’re onto the letter F, and I need your suggestions for the poll!