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A friend bought us a bottle of this as a housewarming present.
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It went down very well with a Sunday roast :)

Spotted it in Asda, not a cheap buy but currently on offer..

Jx
 

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I didn't read all the thread (yet), there is apparently a lot of good things to read and learn over here ! :)

For people who really like Sauternes (but do not always have the budget for it), I may suggest trying a Loupiac or Cadillac (if you manage to find some). E.g. for dessert (try it on cheese too, especially blue cheese). Loupiac and Cadillac are 2 small villages in the area of Bordeaux (I studied there for 4 years, and learned a lot about wine) where they produce white wine of the category 'moelleux''. Really nice places to visit too, almost at any time of the year, the producers almost always welcome people wanting to try their products, even without an appointment. If you get there in the proper period (like before Christmas), they have open days where they even couple their presentations with local products (foie gras, etc)...
Anyway, the 'moelleux' are less 'heavy' on the sugars than the 'liquoreux' (Sauternes being an example of 'liquoreux') yet still very smooth, and the ones from Loupiac and Cadillac are usually much less expensive than any Sauternes. Yet still very well made...

For people still wanting the 'liquoreux' style, there are other 'chateaux' you may want to try (still expensive though). The 'cuvee des Lions' from Chateau La Louviere comes to mind... (and brings quite a lot of nice memories, mmmh I need to check if I still have some !)

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Just a quick post re Wine.. Well sort of! I am off to a gig tonight and this morning the neck cork on the tenor disintegrated.. I dont have access to a local music shop so what to do.? Ha! It occurred to me that last night I had a very nice Merlot. (Rockstone Ridge actually, Californian). and the cork was still in the bin.. I fished it out and popped it in the pillar drill. After a bit of work I had a perfect cork which I am just about to sand down.. Not a lot of people know that!! BTW. As an aside the wine was great!! I was amused by it's audacity... Cheers!!
 

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Christmas wine 2019. Here's what was consumed here over the immediate Christmas period.
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The Macon was an excellent accompaniment to cod loin on Christmas Eve, Traditional turkey and all that goes with it is strong enough to take a red wine, so the St Emillion grand cru and the Fleurie were for Christmas day and Boxing day respectively. Both superb, although the latter was a fraction more peppery than we expected. Sauternes (ch Suduiraut this year) is our usual choice to go with rich Christmas pudding and mince pies.

None of us (me, Mrs YC and our sons - visiting from Germany) are methode champenoise drinkers - unless it's very good most champagne, cava, prosecco... seems to rely on expectation rather than actual delivery - so as a New Year's toast we had a very smooth Sancerre (Les Marennes).

Very satisfying all round!
 

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Christmas wine 2019. Here's what was consumed here over the immediate Christmas period. View attachment 13855

The Macon was an excellent accompaniment to cod loin on Christmas Eve, Traditional turkey and all that goes with it is strong enough to take a red wine, so the St Emillion grand cru and the Fleurie were for Christmas day and Boxing day respectively. Both superb, although the latter was a fraction more peppery than we expected. Sauternes (ch Suduiraut this year) is our usual choice to go with rich Christmas pudding and mince pies.

None of us (me, Mrs YC and our sons - visiting from Germany) are methode champenoise drinkers - unless it's very good most champagne, cava, prosecco... seems to rely on expectation rather than actual delivery - so as a New Year's toast we had a very smooth Sancerre (Les Marennes).

Very satisfying all round!
Have to agree about fizz - it needs to be good. Some of the Aussie and NZ ones are quite reasonable for about £12 a bottle. Champagne proper is a minefield as the standard stuff (e.g. Moet) is tbh just over-priced and extremely inconsistent. Once or twice I have had the chance to try some of the more expensive stuff (£100 mark), and whilst I would never pay that much for one myself, it was rather nice.
 

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Once or twice I have had the chance to try some of the more expensive stuff (£100 mark), and whilst I would never pay that much for one myself, it was rather nice.
The only Champagne I've ever drunk that wasn't nasty was Dom Perignon. Although it was undeniably nicer than a ten quid bottle of prosecco, it wasn't really £110 better.

I would have it again, though. ;)
 
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In my early twenties I worked in a hotel and the Italian waiter introduced me to Bollinger which we had with beans on toast one late night after work with friends......

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Hi there,
at Lidl, they sell a nice Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. I did not like the more expensive Barolo and Brunello as much as this one.

@Jeanette : Will you still be able to practice the sax if you have to go through 48 pages of wine recommendations?
 

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My local wine store is closed! I tried calling them to find out if they changed their opening hours during the confinement period, but no answer... Our stock is dangerously low!

What are we gonna do when we run out of wine? THAT'S terrible!

I looked at Amazon, but they have a very limited offer. I'm not that desperate yet... But tomorrow I have to go and look for another source. I can't live with the prospect of not having a decent wine for diner. :eek:
 

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Oh, and Happy birthday Jeanette!

I'm so stressed I loose my manners... :oops:
 
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Before we opened the malbec we opened a bottle of this to celebrate.
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This was a gift when we moved house last June but never got around to opening it. I did leave a couple of glasses with some good friends who live down the road, they left glasses out for filling!!

I do like Lanson and hadn't tried the white label before, very nice.

Jx
 
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