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    Posted: 24 Dec 2020 at 11:14pm
I'm still thick as sh*t when it comes to this despite my beginner's wine course during Euro 2016

Is there any actual difference

I'm drinking a Malbec right now, I wanted an Argentine one but the Centra didn't have one at 9:50pm tonight, so I had to settle for Chilean one

It's grand

It's a while since I drank a Montepulciano but my memory of this type of wine is very favourable

Super Valu used to stock a Portuguese wine called "Charamba" which I loved, I drank a lot of this during Euro 2000

Let's focus on the grapes here though

There are light yet heavy, fruity yet meaty notes to this Malbec, it's a Santa Rita 120 Reserva Especial from the Valle Central in Chile - appropriate enough for this Christmas it should have Santa and 20 in the title

Please describe your wine of choice this Christmas






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Chateneuf de Pape, usually a fairly expensive bottle, Centra were doing a special on them recently so stocked up on that.

The wife's in a wine subscription service thing, sent here a lovely bottle a few months back that I loved so got a good few of them in too - Resalo it's called
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all of em Sid, as long as it’s a decent vintage and not a cheapie.
Incidentally Shiraz comes originally from the area of the same name in Persia, modern day teetotallers paradise Iran.
Got given a Lebanese for birthday a few years back was lovely!
Tesco were stocking a Chinese too which was not bad at all for a tenner .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote horsebox Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 Dec 2020 at 9:55am
Got a bottle of this myself as a present. It is a lovely wine.

Got myself a bottle of Ludovic Pouzol French malbec for today. 
     
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Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Zinedine Kilbane 110 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Dec 2020 at 10:56am
Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina 

2nd this - this would be my regular go to red wine.
Can’t drink White, worst hangover ever. 

Xmas day: Louvel Champagne from Asda is a nice drop and 50% less than the big branded names.

Casillero del Diablo, Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile. Goes down easy.

Throw in some liquors and G&Ts and you have a great day!!






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Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
Saperavi, sounds interesting what outlets you use?
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Originally posted by oldbilly oldbilly wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
Saperavi, sounds interesting what outlets you use?

I had it in Vagabond wines in Clapham but have seen varieties in Waitrose and Majestic Wines. 
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Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by oldbilly oldbilly wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
Saperavi, sounds interesting what outlets you use?

I had it in Vagabond wines in Clapham but have seen varieties in Waitrose and Majestic Wines. 
A friend of mine buys all his wines from Majestic in London . 

Myself well Chardonnay all the way for some reason now do drink Sav also . 
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A fantastic bottle of plonk 
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Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by oldbilly oldbilly wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
Saperavi, sounds interesting what outlets you use?

I had it in Vagabond wines in Clapham but have seen varieties in Waitrose and Majestic Wines. 
A friend of mine buys all his wines from Majestic in London . 

Myself well Chardonnay all the way for some reason now do drink Sav also . 

Chardonnay Dead

For wine lovers download Viviano. Good app to check out ratings of wines when in the offo etc. 
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Great App.

But everyone knows it main use is for finding out how much a gifted bottle cost Smile
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Originally posted by McG McG wrote:

Originally posted by Claret Murph Claret Murph wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Originally posted by oldbilly oldbilly wrote:

Originally posted by AntrimMan AntrimMan wrote:

Malbec - yeah, but needs to be from Mendoza in Argentina. I really cant abide the French variety. Not a grape variety as it's a blend but a nice Bordeaux or St Emiliion hard to best.

Saperavi- the main variety in Georgia. Grew very fond of this on the many trips. Had a pricey bottle in London last year l. Great 

The humble Chardonnay grape when grown in Champagne or Chablis. Have both for today.
Saperavi, sounds interesting what outlets you use?

I had it in Vagabond wines in Clapham but have seen varieties in Waitrose and Majestic Wines. 
A friend of mine buys all his wines from Majestic in London . 

Myself well Chardonnay all the way for some reason now do drink Sav also . 

Chardonnay Dead

For wine lovers download Viviano. Good app to check out ratings of wines when in the offo etc. 
I drinkl what i like which i fine is the way to go , now assssssssssssssssholes think that a €250 bottle of wine is where it's at is another story .
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote pre Madonna Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2020 at 8:58pm
Have a proper drink, you Tory ****s.
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Originally posted by pre Madonna pre Madonna wrote:

Have a proper drink, you Tory ****s.

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Yeah wine is for ****s
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Hummmm i wonder if you class Wild Rose and Thunderbird as wine ? Always recall the best wino's on the West Coast of the States loved it back in the 80s .
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