Blues Harmonica – 2 hours
Matua, meaning “Head of the Family” is the first ever to produce Sauvignon in New Zealand.
A little different than most Sauvignon from here, this one comes from Hawke’s Bay on the Northern Island.
This favourite boasts classic regional flavours. Its fresh and clean and very expressive. Very light in colour, with a tinge of green in the hue. It finds the right balance of fruity sweetness and zesty acidity. The finish is semi-dry.
Definitely will be looking for this one again when the weather brightens and we can spend some time on the deck – munching crackers and cheese listening to stories of winter shenanigans.
SAUVIGNON BLANC – MATUA HAWKES BAY
There isn’t a lot of Gamay grown in BC, but it is one of the most popular grapes around the world – often grown to be part of a blend.
We are starting off Mystery Case #15 with this VQA red from the Middle Bench, near Keremeos. They have been organic farming their Robin Ridge vineyard since 1997.
Reviewers say “red licorices” flavours. …fellow imbiber asks “What about gummy bears flavours?”
Treehouse homemade Chilli the first night and prune/fig stuffed pork tenderloin the second night. All went down well with this elegant and crisp Gamay made from organic grapes, estate grown. There is an easy and very well balanced finish.
We will have to watch out for others in their repertoire.
ROBIN RIDGE – GAMAY ORGANIC 2020
I guess “banana bread” does sound healthier than “breakfast cake.”
i keep trying to look up alternative treatments for adhd but then I learn about the history of Mesopotamia instead.
I don’t know when I’m gonna die, so I have a midlife crisis every year to play it safe.
I am very treats-motivated like I get myself to do a lot of things by buying myself a little treat after. I think this works very well!! my bank account does not agree.
Matched with an LA city planner, time to flirt my way into some better sidewalks.
Do flat earthers think all planets are flat or just this one?
As someone who took her husband’s last name, I don’t recommend it. not for feminist reasons, but because sometimes I forget how to spell it.
I’m the kind of wife who will help my husband look for his chocolate that I ate.
Husband: Mmm…you smell so nice. Me: Thanks. My hair had static so I rubbed a dryer sheet on my head.
Husband: you should hang out with my friend’s wife, she’s an introvert like you. Me: that’s…that’s not how it works.
My Wife: Don’t look at your phone while driving. Also my wife when I’m driving: What do you think of these earthy colored blankets?
After 13 years of marriage my husband still doesn’t know the difference between the thingamabobber and the whatchamacallit.
My husband and I are still married because after he loads the dishwasher he calls me over to “optimize” it.
Let’s get married & have kids so we can accuse each other of putting the toilet paper on backwards, when it was actually our child who did it.
I love my husband but he’s a damned fool if he thinks the correct follow up to “damn that’s a big bug” is “do you want to see it before i throw it out?”
Struggling with my Spanish Lessons. And my history.
“I wrote the book thinking that about four people would read it,” she says. “So I wrote it with the freedom that gives you.”
A year later her first published book has turned into a phenomenon. Now in its 13th edition, Feria has not only become a bestseller but has triggered frenzied debate and thrust its 30-year-old author into the spotlight.
But as well as its autobiographical content, there is a strident, moral tone to Feria, as Simón takes aim at a range of targets that she believes have tainted Spanish society and culture, including consumerism, classism, the marginalisation of rural Spain – and even reggaeton music.
“It’s about things which are very basic: death, love, the family,” she says. “And it’s nice to know that in the end we all have something in common, however much we might want to think otherwise.”
I can’t wait for a translated version so I won’t have to struggle .. but I’m glad I did because I understand the emotions behind what she has written.
Feria, Ana Iris Simon
33% Grenache, 33% Syrah, 33% Mourvedre & 1% Other
Berries, Cherries and Plums are the predominant flavours. Lots of silky, smooth bright cherry, blueberry and spicy.
Carbonic maceration is typically undertaken with light to medium-bodied wines to make them fruitier and to soften their tannins. The grapes are not crushed, rather put whole bunch into a fermentation vessel then carbon dioxide is added and the vessel sealed so no oxygen can interact with the grapes. There is no yeast to cause the grapes to ferment. The fermentation happens within the grape where the carbon dioxide is used to break down the sugars and malic acid within the grape. Once the alcohol level reaches 2%, the berries burst to release their juice and at this point fermentation using yeast is undertaken to convert the remaining sugars from the grape juice to produce the wine.
Other reviewers give this a 91 points. I’m tempted to go a little higher. It’s robust and exceptional value.
CORBIERES AN 806 GRENACHE SYRAH MOURVEDRE – GERARD BERTRAND
$17.99 $19.99 regularly
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