Best of British

Last weekends’ wine was brilliant and British!

It was a little more expensive than my usual sat-on-the-sofa selection, but my head was turned by the description which was brilliantly spot on.

It tastes of most of my favourite things (with the exception of puppies)… Passion fruit, lime and Elderflower.

It was wonderful and I’m sad that I didn’t discover it in spring time as it’s light and refreshing.   Maybe a little too drinkable, in fact as it disappeared alarmingly quickly, even by my standards.

The Albourne Estate is a “boutique producer of exciting and distinctive single estate English wines, located on the edge of the South Downs near Brighton”.

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They are a small scale family run business and their brand design and their wild life and art link really appeals to me. The buzzard painting on this white looks a little like a Dave White  work but is actually by  a local artist, Louise Body. She has a new fan.

I bought this from D’Vine cellars on Landor Road but you can buy directly from their site here: www.albourneestate.co.uk/the-wines/still-wines

Their Gift box is beautifully packaged, so I’ll keep that in mind for a special gift for a special someone (me, probably).

Albourne Estate Wine Gift Box

Enjoy!

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Delicious Big Fat Pig

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This ‘Fat Pig’ natural white is fast becoming a Friday favourite. It is reasonable to buy and it tastes deeeeelicious.

Plus I absolutely love the sentiment on the label…

“A wine dedicated to the executives that denied loans to us on the basis that wine is not a seizable asset.  One day these greasy and sweaty corporate suits will find that the best things in life cannot be impounded”

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Can I get an internet high-five there, please?

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As you can probably surmise, it’s a sentiment derived from the challenging time that producer Gonzalo Gonzalo experienced whilst trying to secure funding for his new Vino-Venture.

It’s a situation that I can relate to at the moment and the label text made me snort (quite literally like a Gran Cerdo) with laughter..

I loved that it told his story and made me curious to find out more about the man himself.  In fact, here is a handy link to a nice article: Ottolenghi article

It’s the sort of creative, clever and honest production and marketing that I admire.

So bravo. And cheers!

#grancerdo #wine

Screaming Betty.

So, this is basically me at the end of the week in wine-form… a screaming Betty.

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As a lovely untaxing Vermentino from Riverland, it gives me triple bang-for-my-pretty-reasonable-buck.

As well as being a delicious, it tickles my #winelabelporn fancy AND it’s the imbibe equivalent of screaming the week at work away.  What’s not to love?

The male equivalent, Pretty Boy (I beg to differ) is the next on my list:

Image result for screaming betty delinquenteWhilst i’m not a fan of red (yes, I know, I really must do something about that…), the Bullet Dodger here could probably teach me a thing or two about Montepulciano wines.

I’ll add it to my wine-bucket list, hoping that it tastes as fabulous as it looks.