Wine Geek Newsletter #94
It’s all about packing at Chez-Geek this weekend… it’s just over a week until moving day! In my opinion this means drinking lots of wine so there is less to put in boxes! I have tried not to buy any wine over the past few weeks as the stocks are pretty healthy at the moment, but having chosen Kiwi Chardonnay for this week’s #newwinethisweek I couldn’t help but visit Roberson for a bottle of Felton Road; one of my very favourite white wines.
As well as that I’ve had a look at the Christmas deals in Majestic and also searched the web for some more dreadful festive jokes. So have a great weekend and spend a few quid more on a bottle… it’s nearly always worth it!
We’re staying in the Southern hemisphere this week but we’re cross the Tazman to explore a white wine that isn’t Sauvignon Blanc…
I’m sure there will be plenty of you going out an internal booze-cruise at Majestic pre-Xmas; it’s been a while since I’ve covered their offers so here are some top pick for this year’s seasonal festivities:
Starting with the 33% off stuff – remember you need to buy any 2 from this range (it used to be 2 of the same one) to get the discount (and buy a minimum of 6 bottles in total):
Nicolas Feuillatte NV Champagne (£14.99 was £22.50)
“R” de Ruinart NV Champagne (£33.31 was £50.00)
Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009, Sussex (£23.98 was £35.99)
L’Extra par Langlois Brut NV Crémant de Loire (£11.24 was £14.99)
Whites (if you look hard enough there is more than Kiwi Sauvignon available!)
Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ‘Les Roches Blanches’ 2013, Burgundy (£8.65 was £12.99)
Jean Vincent Pouilly-Fumé 2012, Loire (£9.99 was £14.99)
Waimea Estate Pinot Gris 2014, Nelson NZ (£9.99 was £14.99)
Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2013, Portugal (£6.66 was £9.99)
Viñalba Reservado Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza Argentina (£8.65 was £12.99)
Reds (again, if you get to page 4 online, there is more available than Rioja and Malbec!)
Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009 (£9.99 was £14.99)
Lo Zoccolaio Barbera d’Alba Sucule 2011, Piedmont (£7.99 was £11.99)
Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2010, Stellenbosch (£9.32 was £13.99)
Errazuriz Estate Series Pinot Noir 2013, Aconcagua Chile (£7.99 was £11.99)
Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012, Clare Valley Aus (£9.99 was £14.99)
MO Monastrell 2012, Alicante (£6.66 was £9.99)
Rustenberg Straw Wine 2011, Coastal Region SA (£8.65 was £12.99/37.5cl)
A Sticky End Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough NZ (£10.65 was £15.99/37.5cl)
And make sure you pick up a few of the 25% off deals too (especially the Guigal, Mum!)
Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2011 (£8.99 was £11.99)
Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages Blanc ‘Les Pierres Blanches’ 2013 (£7.98 was £10.99)
Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2012, California (£8.99 was £11.99)
Martín Codax As Caixas Godello 2013, Rias Baixas (£7.49 was £9.99)
Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley (£8.99 was £11.99)
Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2013, Marlborough (£7.98 was £10.99)
Wine in the news
Justice for the Biodynamic One!
Naked Wines has become the UK’s most popular online wine retailer:
Rhone producers happy with the 2014 vintage:
Bordeaux wine museum millions over budget:
Emirates splashes out half a billion on $US on wine!
Q: What do you call an elf who sings?
A: a wrapper!
Q: Why is Christmas just like your job?
A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.
Q: Why is Santa so jolly?
A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live..
Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?
A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel.
Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?
Q: What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?
Q: Why was Santa’s little helper depressed?
A: Because he had low elf esteem.
Q: What’s the difference between snowmen and snowladies?
Q: What nationality is Santa Claus?
A: North Polish.
Q: What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?
A: A rebel without a Claus.
The 4 stages of life:
- You believe in Santa Claus
- You don’t believe in Santa Claus
- You dress up as Santa Claus
- You look like Santa Claus
Xmas sarnie diaries
Updates from the Starbucks, Co-op, Tesco and Sainsbury’s… one of them is dreadful… guess which one??
The boring stuff
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