Monday, December 29, 2014

Booze a la Espana

One Christmas gift was four bottles of left over wine from a Christmas office party. One bottle was a common Australian wine, rather ordinaire, and two are Spanish. Fortunately the common Australian wine was only one third full, but the Spanish ones were just over half full. The Spanish wines are superb. I've tried similarly priced Chilean wine, New Zealand wine, Argentinean wine, French wine and after a little googling for the price of the Spanish wines we have drunk, they are terrific value.  There is one more nearly full bottle of the wine but given how many spelling corrections I have had to make in one paragraph, I think we will save the origin and tasting of the last bottle for another time.

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  1. Would love to know the labels of the Spanish wines.

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    1. Campo Viego, Mitchell. I have taken photos of the labels and will put them up at some point.

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  2. Andrew, in my opinion you are right Sapnish wines are good but some Polish too. But the best is our vodka everybody knows it in Europe and in the USA, One day you must try

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    1. Gosia, Russian vodka dominates here, but Polish vodka is available. I am not really a vodka drinker but R often has vodka.

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  3. Believe it or not we love Australian wine and far less the Spanish, then the Italian wine is much better ! Italy is also well known for having excellent wines and a terrible choice. Here is a link ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Italian_DOC_wines. No comparison to Spain.

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    1. Gattina, Italian wine is not much seen here, by most people. French wine has the prestige but I have never been that impressed.

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  4. I would love to see the labels some day. I don't think I have had much Spanish wine. Some Argentinian - and wasn't very impressed.

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    1. I took photos EC, later. We tried Argentinean wine in England, not impressed.

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  5. Did you finish them all up in one hazy afternoon or over several sessions Andrew?? Maybe Wednesday evening will be the chance 'to savour the last one' you have been waiting for.
    I don't mind any wine - although I'm a sweet girl rather than dry - it just has to not bring on the prune face grimace lol
    Happy New Year to you and R - here's hoping 2015 is a good one for you both.
    Take care
    Cathy

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    1. Cathy, remembering they weren't full bottles, the three were emptied last night before our roast lamb dinner. I will be at work NYE. I have lost any sweet tooth I used to have and really can't enjoy most things that are sweet. Thanks for the lovely good wishes, and they are returned.

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  6. Overpriced grape juice.
    Very old juice too.
    Some of that stuff sits around in cellars for years and years.
    (*~*)

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    1. River, I will let you in on a secret. Most of the wine I drink is very fresh, not old and comes from a box.

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  7. HAha, I guess that explains why there are no photos!!! I am a wine philistine - my palate is not very discerning. When I've had expensive 'good' wine, I haven't always been able to tell the difference. And when I CAN tell the diff, I haven't been able to establish that it is 4 or 5 times better than the cheaper alternative (as gauged by price)! All the same, the New Year will not pass by without some indulgence :D

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    1. Red, I am not discerning either, but once over a certain price, I can tell it is a good drop. A happy 2015 to you, and just the one, mind.

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