Wine Geek Newsletter #82

News 82

Hi Winos

Another weekend, another newsletter! I hope you guys have had a good weekend. Unfortunately it started off badly with the earthquake in Napa causing horrific damage to places we were sat outside only a couple of weeks back – some of the photos are very upsetting indeed. But the folk of Napa won’t let this stop them and neither can we… so onward we go!

Wine helmet

New post

Most of you will know about the Judgement of Paris in 1976, many of you will have enjoyed the movie adaptation Bottle Shock… well I went and visited both of the winners… and one was a much bigger winner in my eyes:

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/08/23/the-judgement-of-paris-the-1976-winners-in-2014/

Write drunk

#newwinethisweek

It’s the final week of the #NWTW summer tour… and we’re investigating one of Italy’s most famous whites, Gavi!

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/08/26/newwinethisweek-week-34-gavi-piedmont/

 

Supermarket wine

I was a bit uninspired by the supermarket shelves this week but then realised that the Majestic summer offers come to an end this Sunday, so get in quick and fill your boots with these beauties, all 33% off!

Viña Eguía Rioja Reserva 2009 (Majestic £6.66 was £9.99)
Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ‘Les Roches Blanches’ 2013 (Majestic £8.99 was £13.49)
La Toledana Gavi 2013 (Majestic £7.99 was £11.99)
Pouilly-Fumé 2012 Jean Vincent (Majestic £9.99 was £14.99)
Luis Felipe Edwards Gran Reserva Chardonnay 2013 Casablanca Valley (Majestic £7.32 was £10.99)
Errazuriz Estate Series Carmenère 2013 Aconcagua Valley (Majestic £6.99 was £10.49)
Waimea Estate Pinot Gris 2013 Nelson (Majestic £9.99 was £14.99)
Lo Zoccolaio Barbera d’Alba Sucule 2011 (Majestic £7.99 was £11.99)
Chapel Down Brut NV England (Majestic £15.98 was £23.99)

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Wine in the news

Only two weeks ago we were having a great time in Napa so it was so saddening to hear about the earthquake on Sunday morning:

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587404/napa-wineries-rocked-by-powerful-earthquake

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/napa-valley-wine-industry-rocked-by-61-earthquake/370866.article

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Napa 2

More sad news with the death of Baroness Philippine de Rothschild
http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587403/baroness-philippine-de-rothschild-dies

Better news – head over to Tesco’s website for some great deals!
http://www.harpers.co.uk/sectors/retailers/tesco/tesco-cuts-prices-on-top-wines-ahead-of-christmas-rush/370897.article

And is the Rhone is finally coming together as one?
http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/08/rhone-wine-no-longer-a-tale-of-two-valleys

 

Light relief

In honour of Sunday’s Scottish referendum debate here are some Jock-jokes… Sorry Ave & Al!!

Jock and a Englishman were flying from Edinburgh when the stewardess approached. “May I get you something?” she asked.
” Aye, a whusky” Jock replied.
She poured him a drink then asked the Englishman if he’d like one.
” Never!” he said sternly. “I’d rather be raped and ravished by whores all the way to America than drink whisky!”
Jock hurriedly passed the drink back, saying “Och, Ah didna ken there wuz a choice!”

A Scotsman, an Englishman and an Irishman were in a bar and had just started on a new round when a fly landed in each glass of beer. The Englishman took his out on the blade of his Swiss Army knife. The Irishman blew his away in a cloud of froth. The Scotsman lifted his one up carefully by the wings and held it above his glass. “Go on, spit it out, ye wee devil,” he growled.

How do you recognize a left-handed Scotsman?
He keeps all his money in his right-hand pocket.

After discovering they had won ten million pounds on the National Lottery, Mr and Mrs McKenzie sat down to discuss their future. “After twenty years of washing other people’s stairs to earn money,” said Mrs McKenzie, “At last I can throw away my old scrubbing brush.”
” Of course you can,” said her husband. “We can easily afford to buy you a new one now.”

Did you hear about the generous Scotsman who offered a million pounds to the first person to swim non-stop across the Atlantic ocean?

How do you disperse an angry Scottish mob?
Take up a collection.

Walter went on a date with his new girlfriend and they reached the door of her flat just before midnight. When she kissed him goodnight she said, “be careful on your way home or someone might rob you of all the money you’ve saved this evening.

When Sandy MacGillivray came back from his first trip to London, everyone in the village was keen to find out how he had got on.
” Did you like it?”
” Oh, it was no’ bad.”
” As good as that, Was it?”
” Well, there was just the one thing wrong. The other guests in my hotel just would not go to their beds. They were in the corridor ouside my room shouting and banging on my door untill three o’clock in the morning.” So what did you do, Sandy?”
” Och, I just kept on playing my bagpipes.”

Why do all Scots have a sense of humour?
Because it’s free.

Last night there was a big argument in a Glasgow cinema. Two men were trying to get in using one ticket – they said they half-brothers.

What did one highland cow say to the other?
Och, aye the moo!

To show I’m not a bad button, how about some jokes only our Northern neighbours will understand… Ave?? Al??

1. A Glasgow woman goes to the dentist and settles down in the chair.
“Comfy?” asks the dentist.
“Govan,” she replies.

2. How many Spanish guys does it take to change a light bulb?
Just Juan.

3.Did you hear about the lonely prisoner?
He was in his cell.

4. After announcing he was getting married, a boy tells his pal he will be wearing the kilt.
“And what’s the tartan?” asks his mate.
“Oh, she’ll be wearing a white dress,” he replies.

5. Ten cows in a field. Which one is closest to Iraq?
Coo eight.

6. A teenage girl phones her dad at midnight and says: “Can you come and get me? I’ve missed the last bus and it’s pouring with rain.”
“Okay,” says her dad. “Where are you ringing from?”
The girl replies: “From the top of my head right down to my knickers”.

7. What did the Siamese twins from Glasgow call their autobiography?
Oor Wullie.

8. A man takes a pair of shoes back to the shop and complains that there is a lace missing.
“No”, argues the assistant, “look at that – it says Taiwan”.

 

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Posted on August 28, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Unfortunately, we in Canada seem to be incapable of poking fun of anyone even if it’s in good taste. There seems to be an aversion in case we insult any particular group. Enjoyed the humour even if I don’t quite get the inside jabs at Scotsmen.
    Also, liked the round up of wine news.

  2. It is really sad about what’s happened in Napa.

    Also, don’t complain too much about your supermarket wine picks- most of us in the states don’t have that luxury! And in Pennsylvania you can’t even buy beer in the same stores as wine and liquor. You’ve got it made.

  3. Now I know why I have so many Scottish followers. 😘🍷

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