Tasting Gruner Veltliner, a real “Second Glasser”

Fellow Wine Lovers,

We found ourselves wearing the philosophers cap and reflecting upon the contrasting nature of life this week.

The world’s fastest man may not get to compete in the Rio Olympics because his country’s drug testing regime is a little on the relaxed side.  Surely they can toughen it up by 2016?

The England selectors decide to give the young lads a run out to calm their nerves for the future only to discover Watson swinging his bat like a baseball player. Oops.

Elsewhere, we have a football team from a near bankrupt country, about to spend £100million on one player, whilst a cycling team in the same country are hanging up their bikes for good. This leaves their star cyclists on the dole, 2008 Olympic Road Race Champion Sammy Sanchez being one of them!  It’s a funny old business.

The financial industry finds itself embroiled in yet another misspelling scandal so we’re glad that here in the wine trade life is quite simple. A quick chat in the shop, a choice is made followed by a modest financial transaction, leading to a glass or two of deliciousness.

Stuck in a rut?

Have you (or a friend) found you’ve been drinking the same wine for weeks on end, only changing when you can’t stand the sight of that label again. Then stop, and instead…

Join the Park Vintners Wine Club

Every month we select a box containing six bottles of wine carefully chosen to tickle the life back into your taste buds. There is an option of a £50 case or an £100 case. We email you the selection at the beginning of the month, you say yes please and we’ll drop them round. You can say no at any point. (or even yes please I’ll take two!) If you’d like to give it a go just drop us a line and we’ll include you in next month’s mailing.

Tasting This Weekend

Two glasses of deliciousness will start in Langenlois, Austria. This is where Rudolf Rabl and his family make their delicious Gruner Veltliner 2011 (£10.99). We think this is a cracking drop of wine and definitely worth popping in to sample.

The second glass is from a real ‘second glasser’. Albizu 2012 (£7.29) is a fresh as a daisy bright fruited Tempranillo. Easy drinking, un-oaked and very more-ish, just what you’d expect from a de-classified Rioja.

Sorry but we’re closed Bank Holiday Monday

Lastly, we spoke earlier of the £100 million pound man but happy birthday today to Lee Majors, the $6 million man. Now that’d be a race, Usain Bolt and Steve Austin!

Nice Weekend All

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