Thursday, April 13, 2006

The Last Weekend

Completing the symmetry of The Lost Weekend here is last weekend:

Friday, 07 April 2006: Wine glasses

We had Siobhan&Paul round for a DP which was an excuse to crack open a bottle or two (or four) of our finest wines:
• Grosset Watervale Reisling 2002
• Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 1999
(roast asparagus, rocket, parmesan and balsamic vinegar)
• Cos d'Estournel 1990
(rack of lamb with herb crust)
• Cape Promise Private Reserve Noble Late Harvest Muscat / Chenin Blanc 2004
(mango lassi fool)
Of course that meant our finest glasses, the Riedel Vinum range. We couldn't really justify the hand blown Sommelier range. Different glasses for each wine, of course, which meant a pile of washing up on Saturday morning. These glasses do *not* go in the dishwasher, they get carefully washed and rinsed one at a time.

Saturday, 08 April 2006: Winchester dining

Saturday it was off to Winchester for supper at Barry&Sue's with Bob&Lynne. We went down by train and had a most enjoyable meal. At nine o'clock it was off to friends of Barry&Sue for more drinks at which point we wimped out, peeled off and caught the 21:18 back to London.

Sunday, 09 April 2006: A day of rest, again

Well mostly. A bit of DIY and micro gardening then the evening to relax.

Diary duty done again!

1 comment:

Ballpoint Wren said...

Mark, you will be glad to know that I am learning all about wines right now. One of Hubby's co-workers owns a winery in Paso Robles, California and I'm helping him build his website.

My pay: a case of well-reviewed wine. It's not Nappa wine, it's not Sonoma wine, and it's certainly not French wine; but it might propel Hubby and Me beyond our current Two-Buck Chuck comfort zone.