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Reply to New World Bordeaux blends

Names that spring to mind for me are:
Highbank – Coonawarra; Dennis Vice's stunning red wine blew me away at a tasting of coonawarra reds a few years back, knocking the socks off established wines like Katnook and Terra Rossa from Parker.
Andrew Will – Washington; Chris Camarda's wines are nothing short of astounding, both in terms of their quality and of course their price (mitigated slightly by the scarcity of washington reds being exported.)
Craggy Range – New Zealand – The Sophia is developing really well as a Right Bank styled BB, with loads of potential aging left in the earlier vintages.
Sileni Estate – New Zealand – found a few bottles of EV Merlot/Cabs – one word – Stunning!

Havent tried that many blends from south america, its mostly been single varietals. The Supertuscans are getting a bit ridiculous pricewise – saw a bottle of Masseto on a broking list the other day for about £400. There are some good Cali blends – St Supery make a fantastic one, but you cant find it in the UK, so it means importing through someone and paying the premium, and with the pound against the dollar, that adds to the price. Id love to try some of the bordeaux varietals from New York though, but again cant find them in the UK. More

Board: Champagne & Wine | 21-02-2010 | Read the thread

Reply to Non-alcoholic cocktail alternatives

Its hardly a cocktail, but why not try doing some funky iced teas using different blends of tea? Things like keemun or lapsang can make for some interesting flavours and by mixing them with different fruit juices – limes, peaches, mango etc – it mixes the style up a bit too.

Smoky iced tea – infuse three heaped teaspoons of ceylon, one of keemun and half of lapsang soochon in hot water. Squeeze the juice of one lime and half a pink grapefruit. Into shaker add good dash of gomme syrup, a few drops of bitters and squeezed juices. Fill with ice and pour over infused tea. Shake well and strain into glass filled with ice. More

Board: Cocktails, Spirits, Beers & Soft Drinks | 19-02-2010 | Read the thread

Reply to Food Matching advice

Im a sucker for a good blanc de blancs champagne. You cant fault Ruinarts Blanc de Blanc especially if there loads of lobster and langos with fresh mayo!! More

Board: Champagne & Wine | 11-02-2010 | Read the thread

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