Here we go again ladies and gents, the Grape to Grain LIVE tastings continue apace!!! Tom and Baz...and sometimes Jen come to you LIVE....from Prestwich!! Tremendous wines, matched cheeses and a whole load of fun..In In is the new Out Out...Until we can be In whilst Out...shakin' it all about!
Also now starting at 8pm!!! :)
Nothing says Christmas quite like popping a bottle of something fizzy-wizzy and eating an entire cake that was supposed to feed 4...lol...thats a joke! We are going to pair up with our chums at Slattery of Whitefield as we usually do, to pair our brilliant fizz, with their legendary cake making skills!
The wines are delivered to your door, with matched cheeses (well cake in this case) and we then taste it together online, we will be live streaming on Facebook and Instagram LIVE and of course on Zoom too!! Banging wines and 2 pillocks hosting...or 1 pillock and Barry...
The 'portion' is 'Full Bottle' only for this tasting i'm afraid...you simply cannot decant and portion out fizzy wine so its whole and unopened or nothing for this one gang!
Without further ado...here are the wines for this week;
- We start off with a Franciacorta from Lombardia, specifically the Bellavista 'Alma' Franciacorta. Made in the traditional method this awesome drop is essentially 'Italian Champagne'...a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, using secondary fermentation in the bottle, oak ageing and some toasty, yeasty lees ageing as well. Wow!!
- Next up is a straight up legend...Champagne Charlie himself...The Charles Heidseck Brut Reserve NV!! We have Full and Half Bottle options on this one as its not cheap...but cheap Champagne is no good, and good Champagne is not cheap!
- Finally...We finish on some thing different, a sparkling red wine, the Peter Lehmann Masters, 'Black Queen' Sparkling Shiraz from the Barossa Valley. Beautifully deep in colour hints of satsuma, plum and black cherry leading to an explosion of dark exotic fruits on the palate.
Serious wines, for (not very) serious folk...Should be an absolute spanker!!