Archive for 2010

Wine Twits….

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

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De Carnot champagne_coloured Qunita de Azevedo2

I’m getting increasingly annoyed by Them. You know the ones, that group that everyone refers to, never questions but no-one actually knows. I once heard Them say that as the speed of technology increases so does the pace of life…… and so here I sit avec laptop simultaneously realising that I haven’t written a blog post for over a month and that sometimes They are right. ………

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Wooing with wine…..

Monday, April 5th, 2010

717Introducing Petit Willow, she knows a thing or two about dating and vino!

Bonjour Spring!

There’s nothing like Spring to get you in the mood; considered the season of procreation and of course warmer weather it’s the perfect time for singletons everywhere to start fishing the dating pool with renewed energy!

Dating etiquette itself should come easily to people with good manners. Don’t swear. Don’t get too drunk and lose control of your bladder…… Choose a comfortable place to meet but don’t over analyze where to go. How long do you spend choosing the ‘venue’? Too long I expect. And how long do you spend looking at the wine list? Not long enough? I thought as much. ………

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The north, south wine divide….

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Miss Harry_close upNow were into April and London is blossoming around us our friends in the southern hemisphere are welcoming autumn, finishing their grape harvest and working hard to make their 2010 vintage wines. Generally regarded as ‘new world wines’ those made in the southern hemisphere are often from countries with a comparatively short wine making history when compared to their European counterparts. One of the benefits of this is that they are in the envied position of being able to make wine in a style to suit them rather than one which is governed by the laws of the area. For you this means that trying new world wines can often be more exciting than old world ones as you can truly experience the winemaker’s craft. ………

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Dino, Sangiovese, Italy

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Dino_Sangiovese_pinkWine: Dino Selezione No6 Italia, Sangiovese di Romagna, Italy

Style: Red

Outlet: Tesco

Price: reduced from £9.49 to £4.99

Occasion: Night in, Dinner Party at Yours

Trend: Utility wine

Why you should be seen drinking this wine: The perfect red to help wean you off heavy winter wines, it’s Chanel’esque monocrome label compliements this light-weight, light-bodied bargain.

Miss B’s verdict: SWALLOW!!

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Quinta de Azevedo

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Qunita de Azevedo2Wine: Quinta de Azevedo, Vinho Verde, 2009, Portugal

Style: White

Outlet: Waitrose

Price: reduced from £6.39 to £4.99

Occasion: Night in, Dinner Party at Yours

Trend: Utility wine

Why you should be seen drinking this wine:
If you’ve not heard of Vinho Verde before then this will be news to you but take it from me – Vinho Verde is back and it’s tasting great! Quinta de Azevedo blanco 2009 is a stunning way to kiss winter goodbye – seriously!

Miss B’s verdict: SWALLOW!!

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Back to basics…..

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

back_to_basicsWINE IS FABULOUS TOO!

If I asked you to tell me about the last time you went out with friends I wonder how much you could recall. The name of the venue for sure and the friends you spent the evening with without doubt. How about what you were wearing and the food you ate? Remember? I thought you would. Now can you tell me what you talked about, who said what, a couple of stories that were told? Yep, thought so. Ok and what about the wine you drank? What was it? I’ll give you a minute….. ………

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