Tasting This Weekend and AFC Wimbledon

Fellow Wine Lovers,

I don’t know about you but I’m missing them already. On the plus side Test Match Special is burbling away in the background, but after our last go, we are still too shamefaced to put any Park Vintners predictions on the outcome.

What is the sudden obsession with David Cameron’s feet? I’ve seen an article moaning about his wearing brogues for the holiday snaps (should that be non-article I wonder?) and now Boris has been talking about pussy-footing around, kicking airports into the long grass!

Footie season starts off good and proper this weekend, good luck to AFC Wimbledon at home to Chesterfield.

The transfer window seems to be hotting up too, with news reaching us that AC Milan have signed a 10 year old girl from East Dunbartonshire, after scouts spotted her playing at La Manga on holiday. You just can’t make this stuff up.

Cheese and Wine Tasting – 20th September at 8pm

We mentioned this for the first time last week and already we’re half full. If your diary has free space you know where we are! Usual rules apply, 8pm start and £15 each.

Park Vintners Wine School

Our popular 6 week course starts again on Wednesday 19th September and finishes the week before half term, which would be the perfect time to host a dinner party and show off all your newly learned super powers!

Taste sixty or so wines, and learn where the bubbles come from. We promise no exams at the end!

Tasting this weekend

Given the holiday theme continues (it is August after all) we thought we’d taste something from popular destinations for those of us still in Wimbledon Park.

From Southern France

2011 Domaine Félines Jourdan Picpoul de Pinet (£11.99) you’ll remember as a wine we twittered about during Le Tour de France as Bradley & co whizzed past, now’s your chance to see what the fuss was about.  Grown on vineyards only separated from the sea by Étang de Thau (a lake, oysters live here!) it’s a deliciously crisp, mineral wine with lively apple fruit flavours.

From Tuscany

2008 Cedro Chianti Rufina Fattoria Lavacchio (£13.89) is a new addition to the range. Organically grown on top of the Montefiesole hill at 400m the vines are 20-40 years old. The farm has a 250 year old Lebanese Cedar tree, is about 20km from Florence and also produces olive oil. The wine itself is dry, yet juicy, with some lovely woodland fruit flavours and a gently spicy long finish. But don’t take my word for it come and have a glass and tell me what it tastes of.

 Should you be planning a holiday in Chiantishire they even do a spot of award winning B&B!

 That’s enough from me for this week; see you all at the weekend!

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