Blends can sometimes get a bit of bad press. Some believe that blends can mask the character of a variety or cover up some poor winemaking.
However, some of the world’s finest wines are blends; Amarone, Bordeaux, most Champagne and Franciacorta too so there are definitely two sides to this story.
In this series we’re championing the blend, and not only that – we’re exploring the unusual side of blends. We’ve chosen a selection of wines made from varieties that shouldn’t work together but somehow taste amazing!
How does it work?
Each week we taste one wine. All you need to do is to buy that wine and make sure to leave us your email address. We will email you details for our FREE Zoom tasting on Wednesday evenings at 6pm and tips on some food matching. All you need to do is grab a glass and pour! Cat will take you through a brief introduction to the grape variety(ies) and style and we’ll taste the wine together.
There is also an opportunity to ask questions, whatever is on your mind. Cat can’t promise to be able to answer the deeper meaning of life but she’s pretty good at most things wine.
If you like wine and want to know a bit more, these tastings are for you – they’re relaxed, informal and fun. The tasting lasts about half an hour giving you time to then head off and prepare some dinner to enjoy with the rest of your wine!
11th August – Luigi Baudana Langhe Dragon
18th August – Dandelion Vineyards Lion’s Tooth Shiraz Riesling
25th August – Zahel Kaasgraaben Nussberg Weiner Gemischter Satz
1st September – Greek Rose
8th September – Spanish White
15th September – French Sparkling Wine
Adding this product to the basket will give you access to the tasting on the advertised date.
Wednesday 8th September 2021
Zoom: access is free when you buy this week's wine
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