California, Cheese, Chablis and the Ashes

Fellow Wine Lovers,

Ed Miliband goes walkabout in Walworth and ends up with egg on his face, England played footy with Scotland and the goalposts don’t take the tube home, and Stuart Broad’s imperious bowling put England at 3-0 in the Ashes (was that really only Monday?) If you’ve a ticket for the Oval probably best to wear your party frock.

Elsewhere the Premiership kicks off this weekend, Arsenal have been active all summer, selling left, right, and centre (using Suarez as a smoke screen?), Crystal Palace, Fulham and Tottenham have all been signing, and Hawkeye gets to join in the fun too. Finally, is it just me, or does anybody else think David Moyes is already assuming grumpier persona?

Wine News

Harvesting in California for the sparkling wines got underway this week, as we mentioned last week the harvest is a bit early this year.  Elsewhere, we’re glad to have no further hail to speak of.

Whilst I’m talking about California I’ll mention that Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay 2007 (£22.99) is back in stock, along with its sibling, Cambria Julia’s Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 (£24.99)!

Park Vintners Wine School – term begins 18th September at 8pm. Six weeks in which you’ll taste wine, look at maps, see stuff the winemaker didn’t want you to see…it’s all here and for just £150!

Cheese & Wine Tastings

Filling up fast, the cost is £15 and the next dates are…

Thursday 26th September

Thursday 24th October – this one will be all about Spain, in fact Alex has been sent to research already!

Wine Factwhat have the Romans…

It crossed our desk this week that the idea of “raising a toast” is from Roman times when it was popular to drink to good health by dipping a piece of toast into a goblet of wine. In a millennia or two will we “raise a crisp”?

Tasting This Weekend

Well I thought we’d start off a little old school in the ‘we haven’t tried this in ages’ category. Step forward Chablis Colombe (£13.99) , and, given the continued mentioning of California, we’ll drop off in Lodi and taste Jewel Old Vine Zinfandel (£12.99).

That’s all from us, drop in for a taster!

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