Wine Geek Newsletter #76

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Hi Winos

Its week 76 and we’re still going strong – tonnes of stuff to talk about this week starting with my latest entry for the Monthly Wine Writing Challenge. There’s some more bubbly for #newinethisweek, a great offer on the Tesco Finest range and some jokes that went a bit wrong… Cheers and enjoy!

Saved the day

New post

It’s been a few months since I entered the monthly Twitter wine writing challenge but the theme “Values” got me thinking about my own wine principles:

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/06/21/my-vinous-values/

#newwinethisweek

The bubbly stuff has been going down well so far, how will Cava fare in week 25?

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/06/24/newwinethisweek-week-25-cava-spain/

Supermarket wine

Tesco are offering an extra 20% off when you buy any 4 wines from the excellent Finest range until 1st July – these all come highly recommended… by me!

Tesco Finest Premier Cru Champagne NV (£19.99)
Tesco Finest Touraine Sauvignon 2013 (Tesco £7.69)
Tesco Finest Tingleup Riesling 2011 (Tesco £9.99)
Tesco Finest Swartland Chenin Blanc 2011 (£6.99)
Tesco Finest Soave Classico Superiore 2011 (£5.99 was £7.99)
Tesco Finest Pouilly Fume 2011 (£11.99)
Tesco Finest Marlborough Pinot Noir 2011 (£9.99)
Tesco Finest Vina Mara Rioja Gran Reserva 2007 (Tesco £11.49)
Tesco Finest Crozes Hermitage 2011 (£8.69)
Tesco Finest Gigondas 2012 (£12.99)

No drinking

Wine in the news

Let’s kick off with the fantastic news that Sam Lindo of Camel Valley has been shortlisted for the world’s top sparkling winemaker award:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/wine/10912429/West-Country-vintner-nominated-for-top-sparkling-wine-award.html

A report on why women are better tasters than men:
http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/06/women-are-better-tasters/

The most expensive vineyards in Burgundy are getting even more expensive:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-06-16/burgundy-vineyards-continued-ascent-as-france-s-priciest.html

Don’t stop Hosemaster!
http://hosemasterofwine.blogspot.co.uk/2014/06/to-be-or-not-to-be.html

Jamie Goode takes a look at the wines of DeMorgenzon – I love their Reserve Chenin:
http://www.wineanorak.com/southafrica/de_morgenzon.htm

And finally, wine tips from the weekend press:
http://www.wine-pages.com/roundup/2014-06-23-wine-columnists-roundup.html

Light relief

Anti-jokes are often funnier than the real thing – what do you think? Actually, scratch that – they sound like the sort of thing Damo would come out with (some of you know exactly who I’m talking about!)

Why did the boy drop his ice cream?
Because he was hit by a bus.

Knock knock.
Who’s there?
To.
To who?
To whom.

A dyslexic man walks into a bra.

What’s green and has wheels?
Grass, I lied about the wheels.

How do you confuse a blonde?
Paint yourself green and throw forks at her.

Why was six afraid of seven?
It wasn’t. Numbers are not sentient and thus incapable of feeling fear.

A horse walked into a bar. Several people got up and left as they spotted the potential danger in the situation.

There’s an Irishman, a homosexual, and a Jew standing at a bar. What a fine example of an integrated community.

How do you make a plumber cry?
You kill his family.

A duck walks into a bar, the bartender says, “What’ll it be?”.
The duck doesn’t say anything because its a duck.

Your momma’s so fat that she should probably be worried about the increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Have you seen Stevie Wonder’s new house?
No.
Well, it’s really nice.

Why was the boy sad?
Because he had a frog stapled to his face.

Why did the chicken commit suicide?
To get to the other side.

Haikus are easy,
But sometimes they don’t make sense.
Refrigerator.

Roses are grey. Violets are grey. I am a dog.

Why did the monkey fall out of the tree?
Because it was dead.

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Cheers & enjoy

Wine Geek

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