Reasons to be cheerful – PX, Tokaji, Eiswein

Fellow Wine Lovers,

Reasons to be cheerful:

  • The clocks went back,  thus the sun crosses the yard arm sooner after lunch
  • You’re not a referee trying to run a Chelsea game
  • Halloween is now done, no longer will mutants be knocking on your door demanding sweets
  • Half term is nearly over
  • You’re not stranded in New York, and you’re alive
  • The face fur you’re growing for Mo-vember makes you look more Errol Flynn than Bruce Forsyth
  • South Park have aired in the US their ‘We all got duped’ Lance Armstrong special
  • You’re not a relative of Jimmy Saville
  • You’re not an Ash tree
  • The red wine season is now officially open, you can bag yourself a brace with no guilt!

Feel free to add your own reasons, this is just a selection that has been keeping us going/sane this week!

Red Wine Season

As mentioned above, the season is now in full swing.  Today I am expecting the return of my Rioja, Decenio, both the Crianza and the Reserva.  Also from Spain the ever popular Zorzal Graciano should be returning to the shelves.  Elsewhere, Italy will be getting a few new arrivals covering North to South, Les Clos Perdus will be joining us from Corbieres and a new very fabulous Syrah from South Africa called Tamboerskloof will be jumping into your shopping bags quick as you like!

Not forgetting the Whites…

Mulderbosch Chenin is back in, English fizz returns in the form of Gusbourne Estate and also back is our Austrian Eiswein by Hiedler.  Did I mention our new Tokaji 5 Puttonyos and halves of PX?   Now you know…

All this exciting new wine glut depends on the delivery drivers getting here, since as yet I haven’t seen any of them, but I remain hopeful!

Tasting this weekend

If the Rioja arrives, then I will be pulling the cork on the Decenio Crianza 2009 (£11.49), mainly because I haven’t had it for a while and we have missed each other enormously.  For the white I’m going to Austria, Turk Gruner Veltliner 2010 (£14.99), which we tasted again last week and my god does it remind you there is life after Sauvignon Blanc…

So, pop in and say hello any time today or tomorrow, lots of wine back in, bottles open, plenty of reasons to be cheerful!

All the best,

 Alex & Wayne

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