Saturday, 11 April 2009

It was a very good Friday.....from what I remember.

Wine tasting?

On Good Friday?

Whilst every bar in the city, nay the country, was closed?

And me with a full service to do after?

Oh well, if I must.

It was sacrilegiously delicious.

Highlights being...

  1. Alain Geoffroy Petit Chablis. So very drinkable without the need to pull faces.
  2. Finca los Primos Barbera from Argentina. Nom nom nom. One day Robert Parker will use nom noms for wine reviews, until then it's just me. Good for you BBQ monkeys.
  3. Ca Lunghetta Pinot Grigio. Not really a fan of Pinto G but this was really quite lovely. We tasted three the first which had no flavour, honestly I've had tap water with more going on in it (La Consulta) and another (La Casada) which was just a big stinky bottle of sugary water. Yak! But Ca Lunghetta Pinot Grigio was the Goldilocks of the three - floral, fresh and a must when the sun comes out.
  4. La Mano Mencia Roble 2007, oh my now here's an oddity. This was the Curb Your Enthusiasm of the wines we tasted. Eh? Do you remember the first time you watched Curb? Did you get it? Did you really understand what it was all about? Did you just think it was a bit odd? But, like me, you stuck with it because whilst you were not quite sure what was going on and why others around you were ooohing and ahhhing you stuck with it because you were intrigued. That's what this was like. At first I was all like, "Yak it tastes like a dirty wet dog" and then I was all like, "Yeah it tastes like dirty wet dog, it's great!" It takes more than a mouthful to love it, but love it you will. Parker gave it 90 points.
  5. But the outright winner, the one that caused much excitement and a clamor amongst the 3 of us to get to take the remaining content home was the 2006 Les Fumées Blanches, Sauvignon Blanc. Oh my. Oh my and I really mean that. Smokey, as the name suggests, with gooseberry flavours and a zesty thing going on this is just so lovely. Move over Ned, the French are back.....And for what it's worth Waiter Chum Number One got to take the bottle home and she got to go early too. I got hit upside my head and had to stay til close. But still, get it bought, get it drunk repeat til you fall over happy and with an inane grin on your face.*
*Manuel says, "Drink Responsibly"....tee hee hee.

13 People trying to get Manuel's attention:

Killer said...

I love wine.....Wine tasting must be the best part of your job!!!

Manuel said...

killer third after, tips and food tasting....

MJ said...

tee hee hee

I love it when you giggle like a little girlie.

Boxer said...

I lovey the wine, but the wine doesn't lovey me as much as vodka.... I get headaches when I drink red and white wine together. Or mix.

Still - it's a lovely perk.

Waiter Extraordinaire said...

Nice reviews..You should do more of them but is your place just like most others? Does it take a holiday once a year to do a wine tasting or do you do them often. If you do them often I am applying.You are fortunate.

savannah said...

i am so copying those down and looking for them, sugar! i need to send you my favorite small vineyard...you'd love it! xoxoxo

Old Knudsen said...

Why do you wine so much?

you won't believe it but my word verification is 'refil'

Native Minnow said...

I don't drink wine, but you should see the size of the wine glass a friend of mine gave my daughter today. It's probably big enough to hold an entire gallon. I told my daughter it's only to be used for decoration.

sassysundry said...

Mmmm... Yummy wine. I like Curb Your Enthusiasm as a metaphor. I'm going to remember that one.

All your bars close on Good Friday? Huh. I've learned my fact for the day.

Tuesday Kid said...

Most importantly (for us Dole Scum) how much a bottle?

Anonymous said...

7 quid a bottle.

Medbh said...

I'm a big fan of the pinot grigio, but not the kind that has that vanilla like finish.

Manuel said...

medbh: one of them was like peaches and cream.....best avoided I thought.....