Wine Geek Newsletter #98

Week 98

Hi Winos

Has it really been a whole week since the last newsletter? Where the hell did it go? Things are moving on apace with the wine bar; we have agreed terms on fantastic premises in Cheltenham and are awaiting the lease to sign away the next 6 years of our lives! To take all of our minds off such important matters, how about your weekly dose of information and nonsense… including some hugely inappropriate jokes courtesy of my Dad and Motörhead!


New posts

There are a couple of #newwinethisweek posts this week; the first tells of my spectacular encounter with Amarone, the second encouraging you to do the right things and vote for a decent selection to represent ‘B’ in the #newwinethisweek alphabet.

A spectacular kick off to the #newwinethisweek alphabet:

I beg you to vote for an exciting selection to represent ‘B’ – I don’t often beg you to click on a link, but this time I am!!

Supermarket wine
I thought the wine multi-buy was dead in the supermarkets… no-one told Sainsbury’s who are running a half-decent 2 for £12 promo until 10th Feb:

Bergerac Grande Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Semillon, Bergerac, France (usually £8.50)
Closieres Picpoul De Pinet, Languedoc, France (usually £8.00)
Elegant Frog Viognier, Languedoc, France (usually £8.00)
Taste the Difference Merlot, Chile (usually £8.00)
Taste the Difference Pinotage, South Africa (usually £8.00)

Health & Beauty
Wine in the news 2014

Champagne sales the second highest in history:

Wine merchant Vagabond to open third site:

US facing a third bumper harvest in a row:

10 thing every wine lover should know about DRC – it is my dream to attend a tasting at Pinot heaven!

And let’s finish off with the greatest wine blog in the world!

Light relief

Golf balls (credit – Dad):
A man got on the bus with both of his front trouser pockets full of golf balls and sat down next to a beautiful woman. The puzzled lady kept looking at him and his bulging pockets.
Finally, after many glances from her, he said, “It’s golf balls.”
The woman continued to look at him for a very long time, thinking deeply about what he had said.
After several minutes, not being able to contain her curiosity any longer, she asked, “Does it hurt as much as tennis elbow?”

The prawn and the cod (credit – Motörhead documentary “The guts & the glory”):
In the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean, two prawns called Justin and Christian are discussing the pressures of being a preyed-upon prawn. “I hate being a prawn,” says Justin. “I wish I were a shark.” Suddenly, a mysterious cod appears. “Your wish is granted,” he says. Instantly, Justin becomes a shark. Horrified, Christian swims away, afraid his former friend might eat him. As time passes, Christian continues to avoid Justin, leaving the shrimp-turned-man-eater lonely and frustrated. So when he bumps into the cod again, he begs the mysterious fish to change him back. Lo and behold, Justin is turned back into a prawn. With tears of joy in his tiny little eyes, he swims back to the reef to seek out Christian. As he approaches, he shouts out: “It’s me, Justin, your old friend. I’ve changed… I’ve found Cod. I’m a prawn again, Christian.”

Bread or wine?The boring stuff

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Cheers and have a great weekend!

Wine Geek

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Posted on January 23, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Delighted to hear your wine bar will be in Cheltenham, i.e. within reasonable travelling distance for us here in Worcester, and looking forward to hearing lots more about it.

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