Fellow Wine Lovers,
I’ll start off by congratulating the English Cricket Team for retaining the Ashes. Well done ladies perhaps you could offer coaching to your male counterparts!
Elsewhere the Six Nations starts this weekend with England away to France (17.00) and Wales hosting Italy in the early game (14.30) on Saturday, and Ireland hosting Scotland on Sunday with a 15.00 kick off.
It seems the army have been sent in to sort out the flooding on the Somerset Levels. I’m not sure that I think it’s wise myself, the news brought thoughts of King Cnut to mind!
Meanwhile, Mo Farah twitted a picture of his training run in sun drenched Iten (Kenya’s running capital!). Alex and I are wrapping up and running locally, none of this warm weather pampering the professionals get!
Finally, the hot wine news this week is that China has overtaken France as the biggest market for red wine with 1.8 billion bottles sold in 2013. Having mulled over those sales figures we think they’re not to be sniffed at!
We sold out the February Course and the next course will start 23rd April 2014. Again we’ll skip a week for half term, full details attached.
Cheese and Wine Tasting
We have been nagged, quite frankly, because we haven’t given you all the cheese and wine dates. So we will kick off the Cheese and Wine sessions on Thursday 20th March at 8pm sharp here at the shop. All the usual rules apply: limited numbers, cheese by Norbiton, wine by us and comments by you. £20 per person, book your place now on 020 8944 5224 as usual.
Tasting this Weekend?
Oh yes please! I’ve had enough of the dryathlon, I fancy a fun-filled February, and I’m sick of seeing the Riedel glasses sulking at the back of the cupboard. What are you showing us?
This week we’ll tantalise your taste buds with a couple of newbies.
Casa Azul Chardonnay 2013 (£8.49) hails from Chile’s Central Valley, whilst Post Tree Pinotage 2011 (£9.69) rocked up from South Africa’s Riebeek Valley.
That’ll do for this week, have a great weekend folks!