gfwineblog – cocktails

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Whisky Cobbler

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No 62 in our cocktail recipes:

WHISKY COBBLER

ice cubes

4 measures scotch whisky

8 dashes curacao

8 dashes brandy

2 sprig of mint

2 slices orange

2 chunks pineapple

Fill two goblets with ice cubes. Stir in scotch, Curacao and brandy equally between the two goblets. Decorate with mint, orange and pineapple.

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chenin blanc. The best white grape ever

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My fellow wine enthusiast Gordon and I ventured east into Puy Notre Dame and the surrounding area to sample the wines. We chose some wines from a selection of estates which we believe are at the forefront of wine production in the area for the Saumur and Puy Notre Dame village appellation. One such wine was that from a vigneron in Oire as satellite of Puy. We were not amused and moved onwards. Our selection then involved the purchase of wines without tasting and we will taste with food together and decide on the wines we will include in our new venture with our UK sommelier. More to come.

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My latest aquisition. An HY van. WOW.

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A jolly good turn about the town of Puy Notre Dame today seeking out that elusive wine of utmost brilliance. I think I may have found it and I am certainly not going to  inform you lot until I have tied up my order for the precious liquid. Not much more to say otherwise I’ll give the game away. The dry white is so intense with honeyed elements from the chenin blanc deep and lucious. The red amazingly spicy for a cabernet franc so unlike the Saumur appellation or the village appellation. When I get to the point of grabbing all for myself I’ll let you all know. Ha Ha.

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gfwineblog – weekly wine offer

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Muscadet sur lie AOC

Domaine de la Haute-Vrignais

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SPECIAL OFFER

Muscadet sur lie AOC
Was £8.05 per bottle

NOW £5.00 per bottle

 Iodized aromas and suppleness.  Serve with seafood and fish. also good with Asian food and exotic dishes

A long ageing in the vats on the lees to bring out the fragrant flavours of the Melon

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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Hey I’ve tasted some super wines recently all from the village appellation  of Puy Notre Dame created in 209 with the first vintage of 2007. The winemakers allowed to make this appellation have built a reputation for wines in the cru classification. Anyway this week with the biodynamic calendar. Not such agood week for opening a good bottle of wine I’m afraid. Its all root or leaf with only a small window of opportunity. Why not try a bottle of Chateau de Brossay Sauvignon Blanc from th Loire Valley. No not that stuff from Sancerre but more to the west were the sauvignon blanc is not classed as an appellation grape variety. However it is a good honest easy drinking wine with lots of fruit and well balanced.  The silver award at the Lys in Angers this year tells the quality of this wine.

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Cheers.

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gfwineblog – more touring

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The crew casting their vote for an independent Scotland in the vineyards of France.

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Can you imagine such a motley crew as this bunch? Well actually I can tell you our guests were up for a great time in the vineyards. We had a lovely lunch with the winemaker’s wife Brigitte who arranged it for this hungry lot. Such fun and jollity. That’s how you do it. Now then what was the grape of Muscadet???????

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gfwineblog – more wine touring

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Our wine tour guests having a well earned rest in Saumur, Loire valley , France before the afternoon session!

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Put yourself somewhere in heaven and drink in the nectare of the wines of the Loire with a wine tour that is different.

Here’s a quote from one of our guests:

“What an experience. I shall never look at a bottle from the Loire quite the same any more…….”

That said by one of our guests recently.

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gfwineblog – quotations

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A latin proverb

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Here’s a Latin proverb of note for your weekly quotation slot:

It is well to remember that there are five reasons for drinking: the arrival of a friend, one’s present or future thirst, the excellence  of the wine, or any other reason.

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gfwinblog – cocktails

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John Collins

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No 61 in our cocktail recipes:

John  Collins

ice cube

2 measures dry gin

2 measures lemon juice

2 teaspoons sugar syrup

soda water

2 slices of lemon

2 coloured cherries

place ample ice in two large glasses. Add gin, lemon juice and syrup.Top up with soda water and stir well. Serve with slice of lemon, cherry and straw in each glass.

Down the hatch.

Cheers.

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gfwineblog – tasting

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Simon, Flora, Ralph, Susan, Brigitte, Chris, Sally, Colin, Carol and Mark all in good cheer!

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So more great tasting in the Anjou and Saumur wine areas with a blast through Anjou blanc, rouge, and village, a couple of pinks Cabernet d’Anjou, Rose de Loire, white, rose and red sparkles and a range of sweet coteaux du layon and that’s before lunch. Afterwards it was much of a same with saumur blanc, rouge, puy notre dame village, some oak aged white and red, two pinks cabernet de Saumur and Cabernet d’anjou and sparkles. All in all 23 wines. Now that’s what I call a wine tour.

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