Wine Geek Newsletter #94

nEWS 94

Hi Winos!

It’s all about packing at Chez-Geek this weekend… it’s just over a week until moving day! In my opinion this means drinking lots of wine so there is less to put in boxes! I have tried not to buy any wine over the past few weeks as the stocks are pretty healthy at the moment, but having chosen Kiwi Chardonnay for this week’s #newwinethisweek I couldn’t help but visit Roberson for a bottle of Felton Road; one of my very favourite white wines.

As well as that I’ve had a look at the Christmas deals in Majestic and also searched the web for some more dreadful festive jokes. So have a great weekend and spend a few quid more on a bottle… it’s nearly always worth it!

Management#newwinethisweek

We’re staying in the Southern hemisphere this week but we’re cross the Tazman to explore a white wine that isn’t Sauvignon Blanc…

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/2014/12/08/newwinethisweek-week-49-chardonnay-new-zealand/

 

Supermarket wine

I’m sure there will be plenty of you going out an internal booze-cruise at Majestic pre-Xmas; it’s been a while since I’ve covered their offers so here are some top pick for this year’s seasonal festivities:

Starting with the 33% off stuff – remember you need to buy any 2 from this range (it used to be 2 of the same one) to get the discount (and buy a minimum of 6 bottles in total):

Bubbles:

Nicolas Feuillatte NV Champagne (£14.99 was £22.50)

“R” de Ruinart NV Champagne (£33.31 was £50.00)

Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2009, Sussex (£23.98 was £35.99)

L’Extra par Langlois Brut NV Crémant de Loire (£11.24 was £14.99)

 

Whites (if you look hard enough there is more than Kiwi Sauvignon available!)

Louis Jadot Mâcon-Villages ‘Les Roches Blanches’ 2013, Burgundy (£8.65 was £12.99)

Jean Vincent Pouilly-Fumé 2012, Loire (£9.99 was £14.99)

Waimea Estate Pinot Gris 2014, Nelson NZ (£9.99 was £14.99)

Quinta de Azevedo Vinho Verde 2013, Portugal (£6.66 was £9.99)

Viñalba Reservado Chardonnay 2013, Mendoza Argentina (£8.65 was £12.99)

 

Reds (again, if you get to page 4 online, there is more available than Rioja and Malbec!)

Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2009 (£9.99 was £14.99)

Lo Zoccolaio Barbera d’Alba Sucule 2011, Piedmont (£7.99 was £11.99)

Rustenberg RM Nicholson 2010, Stellenbosch (£9.32 was £13.99)

Errazuriz Estate Series Pinot Noir 2013, Aconcagua Chile (£7.99 was £11.99)

Jim Barry The Lodge Hill Shiraz 2012, Clare Valley Aus (£9.99 was £14.99)

MO Monastrell 2012, Alicante (£6.66 was £9.99)

 

Sweet

Rustenberg Straw Wine 2011, Coastal Region SA (£8.65 was £12.99/37.5cl)

A Sticky End Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2012, Marlborough NZ (£10.65 was £15.99/37.5cl)

 

And make sure you pick up a few of the 25% off deals too (especially the Guigal, Mum!)

Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2011 (£8.99 was £11.99)

Cave de Lugny Mâcon-Villages Blanc ‘Les Pierres Blanches’ 2013 (£7.98 was £10.99)

Ravenswood Lodi Zinfandel 2012, California (£8.99 was £11.99)

Martín Codax As Caixas Godello 2013, Rias Baixas (£7.49 was £9.99)

Peter Lehmann Shiraz 2012, Barossa Valley (£8.99 was £11.99)

Villa Maria Private Bin Riesling 2013, Marlborough (£7.98 was £10.99)

Box

Wine in the news

Justice for the Biodynamic One!

http://www.decanter.com/news/wine-news/587790/biodynamic-winemaker-who-refused-to-spray-vines-sees-conviction-quashed

Naked Wines has become the UK’s most popular online wine retailer:

http://www.harpers.co.uk/news/naked-wines-is-uks-most-popular-specialist-online-wine-retailer-says-harpers-new-report/374299.article

Rhone producers happy with the 2014 vintage:

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/12/rhone-producers-happy-with-2014-vintage

Bordeaux wine museum millions over budget:

http://www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2014/12/bordeaux-wine-museum-millions-over-budget/

Emirates splashes out half a billion on $US on wine!

http://www.wine-searcher.com/m/2014/12/emirates-splashes-out-half-a-billion-on-wine

Age

Light relief

Q: What do you call an elf who sings?

A: a wrapper!

 

Q: Why is Christmas just like your job?

A: You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit.

 

Q: Why is Santa so jolly?

A: Because he knows where all the naughty girls live..

 

Q: Whats the difference between the Christmas alphabet and the ordinary alphabet?

A: The Christmas alphabet has Noel.

 

Q: What do you call people who are afraid of Santa Claus?

A: Claustrophobic.

 

Q: What do you call an obnoxious reindeer?

A: RUDEolph.

 

Q: Why was Santa’s little helper depressed?

A: Because he had low elf esteem.

 

Q: What’s the difference between snowmen and snowladies?

A: Snowballs.

 

Q: What nationality is Santa Claus?

A: North Polish.

 

Q: What do you call a kid who doesn’t believe in Santa?

A: A rebel without a Claus.

 

The 4 stages of life:

  1. You believe in Santa Claus
  2. You don’t believe in Santa Claus
  3. You dress up as Santa Claus
  4. You look like Santa Claus

Leftovers

Xmas sarnie diaries

Updates from the Starbucks, Co-op, Tesco and Sainsbury’s… one of them is dreadful… guess which one??

https://confessionsofawinegeek.com/xmas-sarnies/

 

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Cheers and have a great weekend!

 

Wine Geek

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Posted on December 11, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Loved the fat guy in the suit joke, that getting tweeted?!?! 🙂

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