First a limerick from an eloquent member ~
There is a wine club from Margate
Which tastes wines bad and great
They maintain a log
And upload a blog
With an aim to educate !
It was our turn to host the wine club so we decided to go with something a little different... each couple if possible to bring along a wine that suited their character.. e.g. you might be refreshing & bright, deep with a long finish (as someone suggested) !.. do you get the idea.. we also added a little valentine touch.. each person to wear a pink heart with clues to their wine (grape) & country.
It is actually quite fun when you think about your friends characters & which wine they would be.. puts a smile on your face..go on have a go.
Now before we get down to the wines & their clues for you to have a guess..some of the usual basics.. ten of us squeezed round the table, spilt drink ? oh yes, that was me within about five minutes of sitting down, I knocked my champagne into my lap..what a waste and real champagne too !!
Meal was once again Jamie Olivers bangers & mash, simple but yummy and stuffed tomatoes for the veggie option.
Okay here we go ~ see how you do.
Wine 1: I am fresh, fruity & full of gas
(Those that know our group well, can guess who wore this)
Three classic grapes, hints of butter, biscuit & pineapple
From the country that likes to eat snails
Wine 2: Tart & tasty
This wine has a great name for romantics
Unusual aromas not often spotted include grass, asparagus & passion fruit
This area is 'cloaked' on the West Coast
Wine 3: Refreshing & zesty
Grapefruit & gooseberries dominate
Fairy tales, Sleeping Beauty & a long river
(This had us completely stumped for the country.its not Germany !)
Wine 4: We like to think we are this (thats this couple do..)
One of us likes this kind food
Wine 5: I still have my cherry (tones) Ooo I say...
Spicy, oak and a touch of vanilla
Olay (I think they were going for phonetic spelling!)
So now check you answers:
Wine 1: Charles Freminet champagne ~ grapes chardonnay, pinot noir & pinot meunier
From M & S on offer £15 normally £30.. it was very good.
( Are this couple full of gas ?)
Wine 2: Darling ~ Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from South Africa
(Are this couple romantic ?)
Wine 3: Touraine ~ Sauvignon 2010 from Loire Valley
(Fairy tales & chateaux ~ do this couple live in a dream world ?)
Wine 4: Blaxland ~ Shiraz 2011 Spicy with subtle oak Australian
(Are this couple subtle?)
Wine 5: Berberana Reserva ~ 2006 Rioja (Are this couple spicy)
I am pleased to say no-one scored less than 4.
There was also a prize for best valentine wrapping, which went to Stephanie, who wasn't actually there she is far too young, does that make her a princess of the fairy tale couple !!
Things drew to a close after midnight, when the bottles were empty and the chocolates gone.
All the wrapped wines & my personal favourite..
Just one big shock of the evening Mark (Mr I love Bordeaux... actually liked one of the whites..pick yourself up off the floor)
Time to stick a cork in it.
Bye S x