Wine Geek newsletter #79

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Hi Winos

After a busy few weeks its time to chill out with some Riesling this weekend! I hope you all have a great couple of days off and  drink exceptionally well!​

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Premature oxidisation has been a big issue for white Burgundy, this tasting confirmed what a gamble aged wine from the 1990’s can be:

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/07/13/the-white-burgundy-gamble/

#newwinethisweek

Germany won the World Cup so we just had to go with Riesling!

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/07/15/newwinethisweek-week-28-world-champion-riesling-germany/

Supermarket wine

Waitrose have gone summer mad with 25% off a whole lotta rosé!

Muga Rioja Rosado 2012, Spain (Waitrose £7.49 was £9.99)
Esprit de Buganay Rosé, Côtes de Provence 2013 (Waitrose £7.86 was £10.49)
Torres Las Mulas Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2013, Chile (Waitrose £6.74 was £8.99)

And a great price on some Crémant from Burgundy:

Cave de Lugny Sparkling Burgundy, Crémant de Bourgogne, France (Waitrose £10.49 was £13.99)

And a few selections from Tesco and Sainsbury’s, including the Champagne described by Fiona Beckett of The Guardian as the best party Champagne out there!

Andre Carpentier Champagne Non Vintage (Tesco £13.49 was £26.99)
Blason De Bourgogne Blanc Montagny 2012, Burgundy (Tesco £9.99 was £14.99)
Finest Chateau Fonguillon Montagne St Emilion 2010, Bordeaux (Tesco £7.99 was £10.49)

Faustino 1 Gran Reserva 2001, Rioja (Sainsbury’s £14.00 was £18.00)
Taste the Difference Petit Chablis 2012, Burgundy (Sainsbury’s £8.50 was £10.00)

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Wine in the news

Andrew Jefford has a rant about wine labelling:
http://www.decanter.com/news/blogs/expert/587271/jefford-on-monday-my-babe-appeal

Are you missing the off-licenses of yesteryears?
http://www.timatkin.com/articles?1375

18 signs you’re in a serious relationship with wine:
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alannaokun/18-signs-youre-in-a-serious-relationship-with-wine

5 white wines you need to discover this summer:
http://www.snooth.com/articles/5-wines-you-need-to-discover/?viewall=1

The round-up of the weekend newspaper wine coverage:
http://www.wine-pages.com/roundup/2014-07-14-wine-columnists-roundup.html

And this in an ace info graphic for finding your way around French wine!

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Light relief

Most schools break up for summer this week… so let’s laugh at them before they laugh at us on their 6-week bloody holiday!

Teacher: ‘Craig, you know you can’t sleep in my class.’
Craig: ‘I know. But maybe if you were just a little quieter, I could.’

Stressing the importance of a good vocabulary, the teacher told her young charges, “Use a word ten times, and it shall be yours for life.”
From somewhere in the back of the room, came a small male voice chanting, “Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda, Amanda.”

Does it count as differentiated instruction if I print their worksheets in different colours?

Pupil: I don’t think I deserved zero on this test!
Teacher: I agree, but that’s the lowest mark I could give you!

What do you call a teacher without students?
Happy

Teachers deserve a lot of credit. Of course, if we paid them more, they wouldn’t need it.

Teacher: I want you to tell me the longest sentence you can think of
Pupil: Life imprisonment!

Where do door-makers get their education?
The school of hard knocks

What do you call a teacher without students?
Broke…oh wait, that’s a regular teacher

Teacher: Why have you got cotton wool in your ears, do you have an infection?
Pupil: Well you keep saying that things go in one ear and out the other so I am trying to keep them it all in!

Kid comes home from 1st day at school. Mum asks, ‘What did you learn today?’ Kid replies, ‘Not enough. I have to go back tomorrow.’

Pupil: Teacher, would you punish me for something I didn’t do?
Teacher: Of course not
Pupil: Good, because I didn’t do my homework

Teacher: You copied from Fred’s exam paper didn’t you ?
Pupil: How did you know ?
Fred’s paper says “I don’t know” and you have put “Me, neither”!

The little boy wasn’t getting good marks in school. One day he made the teacher quite surprised. He tapped her on the shoulder and said …”I don’t want to scare you, but my daddy says if I don’t get better grades, somebody is going to get a spanking.”

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