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Sweet Manhattan

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No 70 in our list of cocktail recipes:

SWEET MANHATTAN

So for two lovelies

ice cubes

3 measures Canadian whisky

1 1/2 measures dry vermouth

2 dashes Angostura bitters

2 maraschino cherries

2 knots of lemon peel

Stir ice with whisky, vermouth and bitters. Strain into two Martini glasses. Spear cherries with cocktail pick for each glass and balance on edge of each glass. Add knot of lemon peel in each glass.

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'Elegance'Saumur AOC<br /><p class=" width="350" height="263" /> Domaine du Vieux Pressoir

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‘Elegance’ Saumur AOC
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Notes reminiscent of white flowers, fern and apple. Great with Salmon as well as veal and chicken. A dry white wine made in a style which the french call ‘sec tendre’ – dry but tender. A very easy to drink, fruity Chenin blanc.

Bronze Medal at Salon des Vins de Loire 2010 Gold medal at Concours des Vins de loire 2010

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Biodynamic calendar

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A week of two halves with a great ending over the weekend so can’t be bad. Monday is a leaf day so forget that bottle of good wine. Tuesday and Wednesday into the evenings are both fruit days so time for a decent bottle of wine. Why not have a go at enjoying a bottle of Domaine de L’Enchantoir Puy Notre Dame appellation. Clos de Petit Chavannes. Beautifully structured with a complex taste of cherries and cassis with a smooth finish on the tannins. Goes well with any dish with a deep flavoured sauce.

Forget Thursday and Friday but cheer up because Saturday and Sunday are Flower days. If its a Thai curry day on Saturday why not try a white from Abbaye des Monges Esprit du Vin. There are aromas of lime, fragrant and a tad musky. It coats the palate with voluptuous fat. An elegant follow through for such a fragrant dish.

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Cerasuolo

Rosé from the Abruzzo region of Italy

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A tasting of a rosé wine from the DOC region for Montepulciano d’Abruzzo which covers a vast expanse of land in the Abruzzo region between the Apennines foothills down to a few miles inland from the Adriatic coast.

The wine was drunk with a French dish called duxelles with chicken. A good match. The colour is cherry red typical of rose wine from Montepulciano grapes. Intense and full-bodied with a bouquet red berries, strawberries, cherries and almonds wrapped by a slight note of spice. Fresh taste but rich as well. Harmonious and elegant, a surprising wine. You could also drink with seafood dishes maybe with seabass just simply grilled with butter.

This region is one of Italy’s most mountainous with more than 65% of all Abruzzo being considered mountainous terrain with the Apennines peaks reaching up to 9000 feet above sea level. The hillside vineyards planted on calcareous clay benefit from warm and significant sun exposure that is ventilated by dry breezes coming off the  Adriatic Sea

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Fizz is not just champagne. Look further for some great fizzies

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Did you see the article by  Jilly Golden about how we use the wrong champagne glass. Champagne why Champagne. Its not exclusive to Champagne its about sparkling wine in general and I would have thought that she would have understood that but maybe she’s been clobbered by the champagne houses to do the article and get her payment for the article from them or to put it correctly the big businesses behind the champagne houses. What a great pity. Shame on you Jilly. You’ve missed a trick. Most champagne is pretty bland and boring and if you take the trouble to look at it without any influence I’d hazard a guess that most people would buy by taste or price and unfortunately neither fits the champagne label. Have you seen the ground in champagne. Do they think about the environment. No its all about money.

I suggest you come my way Jilly and I can show you something better on the palate and in the pocket.

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gfwineblog – cocktails

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Dry Manhattan

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No 69 in our list of cocktail recipes:

DRY MANHATTAN

So for two lovelies

ice cubes

3 measures Canadian whisky

1 1/2 measures dry vermouth

3 dashes Angostura bitters

2 olives

2 knots of lemon peel

Stir ice with whisky, vermouth and bitters. Strain into two Martini glasses. Spear olives with cocktail pick for each glass and balance on edge of each glass. Add knot of lemon peel in each glass.

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Mixed Domaine WinesMixed Case no 3

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Our christmas wine list will be published shortly on the website. We will be doing some same estate mixed cases as well as a variety of wines to suit your christmas fare. So loads of reds for the roast beef, whites for the turkey. These will be nicely structured to go with the flavours of the turkey and of course all the trimmings. Have a look at our website in the next few weeks. www.gfwine.co.uk

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gfwineblog – tastings

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Valencay AOP

Domaine des Moreaux

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You may not know of appellation in the Loire valley in the Touraine wine area called Valencay. It in the South East corner.

There are a multitude of grape varieties grown here.  Domaine de Moreaux located in Lye on the Cher  river a tributary of the Loire grows  Gamay, Malbec , Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Pineau d’Aunis and all of these are blends to make the classic rose wine. I tasted the 2013.  It is fermented under temperature control to bring out the fresh fruitiness of the wine. The colour is blush and the nose a powerful burst of citrus fruits with a slight pepperiness.  It’s fresh on the palate ie dry so a subtle fruit burst. I drunk it with a chacuterie and cheeses, and you can drink it also with fish and grilled meats. It’s a summer wine really so serve between 8 and 10 ° C with a BBQ.
Cheers.

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La Croix Blanche Anjou Villages AOC

Chateau de Brossay

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La Croix Blanche Anjou Villages AOC
Was £11.70 per bottle

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A rich and rounded wine with notes of red fruits and black cherries. Goes great with  cheese and red meats with a flavoured sauce. Said to be a favourite appellation of Jancis Robinson. A wine aged over 12 months in the old cellars of the chateau to develop and smooth out the tannins.

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gfwineblog – biodynamic calendar

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Biodynamic calendar

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Its a pretty bad week for finding the moment to open a good bottle of wine. Indeed you will have to wait until 5pm on Friday for a flower period. Saturday is also flower so why not plump for a bottle of Chateau de Brossay Anjou village AOP  Its a  rich and rounded wine with notes of red fruits and black cherries and goes great with a cheese and red meats with a flavoured sauce. Its said to be a favourite appellation of Jancis Robinson. A wine aged over 12 months in the old cellars of the chateau to develop and smooth out the tannins.

Wine  blog ing is fun with Grainger’s wine regularly to catch up on the latest with the wine scene or something quite different.  You never know what might appear.

Cheers.

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www.manoirdegourin.co.uk  Our self catering holidays

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