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Christmas Day Lunch

In drink, food, Food and Drink on December 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Check out my last post for The Wine Place…

Lots of great tips for the best roast potatoes and wine too match your turkey feast!

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Wonderful Weekend Wines…

In drink, Food and Drink on May 16, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Wino Wednesday

It’s Wino Wednesday and once again I am getting ready for a packed weekend full of wonderful wines for one very lucky group of hens. This weekend through my work at ThirtyFifty I will be showcasing 7 different wines, champagnes and sparkling wines.

My favourites this week include the Forget Brimont Rose champagne which just about trumps its South African equivalent made by Graham Beck. Both are great summer easy drinking fizzes albeit with a different price tag the Forget coming in at close to £27 compared to the Beck at £14. Have you tried them and if so which do you prefer old v new world?

As for reds a great Rioja from Castilo Clavijo 2008 crianza and an even better St Hallett Garden of Eden Shiraz Barossa Australia 2008, soft round and full of red fruits. Lucky ladies!

I love a dessert wine and when it comes to a late harvest sauvignon blanc the La Playa from the Cochagua Valley is hard to beat. Deliciously sweet with a great acidity makes this wine great with a stinky cheese as well as a sumptuous pudding. At less than £9 a bottle I think this wine offers great value for money.

Whatever their taste this weekend I think we have it covered with a great selection picked out by Chris and Jane Scott back at ThirtyFifty HQ

Cheers!