Sunday, May 14, 2006

Oddbins Wine Fair 2006

It's that time of year again when we do the Oddbins Wine Fair* with usual suspects Bob&Lynn. Yesterday we tasted 55 wines between 12 o'clock and 4 o'clock.

We did the usual champagnes before lunch (20 of them) and as always we taste in pairs and swap glasses. That way we get to "compare and contrast" two wines and also drink half the quantity than if we both tried both.

We started with an NV shoot out then went onto the vintage and luxury cuvée and finished with a pair of rosé. The winner in the NV category was Tattinger for me and Bollinger for Mary. In the vintage category it was the Veuve Clicquot and the Moet Rosé was delicious.

My notes for the morning are cryptic and for the afternoon illegible.

Then back to Wandsworth for the first barbeque of the year in our new home. Unfortunately the rain meant we cooked under the parasol and dined indoors. Still it was a most enjoyable day and evening.

* See previously
"Drinking for charity - It's a dirty job but..." (2004)
"Amethystos (under the counter)" (2005).

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