It was my birthday this weekend and was fortunate enough to drink a lot of very nice wine during the process. A treat to myself was Gusbourne’s 2014 sparkling rosé.
Jancis covered sparkling rosé in her FT column this week (though focused on Champagne rather than our own soils). For me, English sparkling rosé really seems to suit out vineyards here – and from winemakers I’ve talked to, there’s a lot of interest in pinot meunier in particular driving that.
It’s Seafood Week this week, which with these darker nights immediately feels like an oddly timed one. And yet, it’s now entering prime oyster season, with almost all seafood in full swing. Taste this week focuses on three wines I’ve had recently that pair very well with seafood.
I’ve off on holiday for a long weekend to the Dordogne. I’ve long wanted to go to the birthplace of civilisation ever since Keith Floyd visited it in Floyd on France. LA spent much of her childhood there, and so it should be a much deserved break. Any last minute tips, send them my way.
And finally, the next Wine List
box goes out towards the end of this week. The official order cutoff was yesterday, but if you missed it and still want in: you can sign up until midday today