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8 hours ago, Steve Bullman said:

Not really got into French wine, mostly drunk Italian and sometimes chillian.  Planning a trip to Bordeaux soon though so might start experimenting more 

Hi Steve,

 

If you are planning a trip to the Bordeaux region with wine in mind, then St Emillion is a good place to start with Pomerol & the less expensive Lalande de Pomerol nearby as are Sauternes & Graves. Whilst the left bank is a popular destination the the great growths are priced accordingly, however Ch Cissac in between St Julien & St Estephe makes excellent affordable wine.

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1 hour ago, David Cropper said:

This is the time to come over here for wine buying. All the supermarkets have wine fairs where they have some really great offers at good prices, plus many have the buy eg  three cases and get another free.

Yes, they have a bit of a 'clear out' in September.

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52 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

So i decided to experiment with French wine.  On this tonight, not a bad drop

 

 

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Hope you purchased 6 bottles to get your 25% off! We usually hit it hard when the offers are on at Tesco. Got a few bottles of a cheeky Italian this week....very nice to.

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We stayed in Collioure this year and the thing that surprised me was how good the whites and roses are. This is old vines on rocky terraces so the yield is very low and the flavours are correspondingly intense. We flew, so could only bring back so much (18 bottles in suitcases and I swear my arms are two inches longer!). AOC Collioure seems to be virtually unknown in the UK and nobody seems to want to ship outside France so they will need to last a while.

 

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Well I* live in Suhindol Bulgaria, we buy wine in 10 liter bottles, chemical sugar free for around 30 Leva (Bulgarian) Bout 12 quid! Marc bolam would need a new liver if he was out here!

 

Great wine, totaly organic and local as a stones throw.... I know, but hate the game not the player

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Well I* live in Suhindol Bulgaria, we buy wine in 10 liter bottles, chemical sugar free for around 30 Leva (Bulgarian) Bout 12 quid! Marc bolam would need a new liver if he was out here!
 
Great wine, totaly organic and local as a stones throw.... I know, but hate the game not the player

Sounds interesting Tony, what's the strength like? Wine that we buy here seems stronger than a few years ago.

When I was in Croatia the owner of the house we used made his own red in his garage, was very light for a red and was served chilled. Really refreshing.

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Well I* live in Suhindol Bulgaria, we buy wine in 10 liter bottles, chemical sugar free for around 30 Leva (Bulgarian) Bout 12 quid! Marc bolam would need a new liver if he was out here!
 
Great wine, totaly organic and local as a stones throw.... I know, but hate the game not the player

I can feel an Arbtalk tasting tour coming on Tone....
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58 minutes ago, Joe Newton said:


Sounds interesting Tony, what's the strength like? Wine that we buy here seems stronger than a few years ago.

When I was in Croatia the owner of the house we used made his own red in his garage, was very light for a red and was served chilled. Really refreshing.

Strength varies from family to family but the one family i like buying from its average strength but strength is a strange thing in pure organic wine. We can drink this stuff all night with no hangover whatsoever and without that drowsy feeling either.

 

Often a drop of lemon is squeezed into  the glass which makes it become a very refreshing light dinner choice, wine is "different here" we have one vine but wee plant a new small vineyard in the spring with the intention of producing 200 liters per annum.

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