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Mothers Day brought to you by Costco Wine

DSCF0960 Sunday was of course Mothers Day, and a chance to invite Mum and Dad around for Sunday dinner. The roast was Lamb Leg, so I chose a Burgundy and a Beaujolais together with a Pouilly-Fumé for my white-wine-only mother, and it struck me that all three wines I puled from my “cellar” were bought from Costco – underlining how fantastic their wine range is. Continue reading

Wine Course week 1 – Pleasant surprises

My wife and I are self taught wine imbibers. Sure, we know our Pouilly-Fumé from our Pouilly-Fuissé, but we’ve never had the pleasure of instructor led tuition. To put that right we treated ourselves to a 5 week course at the excellent Chester Beer and Wines, the first session of which was this Monday. The congenial instructor Mervyn had acquired 6 bottles for us to taste, his idea being to supply a wide variety of contrasting wines: for example, a tart white followed by a flabby one. The end result was a group of wines that may not have been the best I’ll taste, but were all the more interesting as a selection. Continue reading

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