Monday, January 25, 2010

Weekend drinking

We have been taking it pretty easy on the booze since we came back after Christmas, so we decided to compensate for the lack of quantity by adding some quality.

On Friday, we had a bottle of COS Contrade 2002, the top Nero d'Avola from one of our favourite producers - Azienda COS from Sicily. The nose was wild and amazing, a rollercoaster ride of fruit and spice and leather all whooshing around in the glass. The palate was intense, brooding with tannins to match the fruit and a long long finish. It overpowered the delicious chicken casserole we had it with, but amazing anyway.

Out on Saturday, but we had a bottle of Latour a Pomerol 2001 with the roast yesterday and that too was delicious. Maybe not as plump as some Pomerol lovers might have expected, but a damn fine bottle nonetheless.

Both were finished.

Next weekend is shaping up to be even better with Felton Road on Friday and a few other gigs in the pipeline as well. January isn't so bad, after all!

Plans change sometimes....

Due to a disappointing lack of interest in our Felton Road Dinner scheduled for Ely Wine Bar, this dinner is now cancelled. We will just have to take Nicola out for a few pints ourselves - ha!

Anyway, in its place, we will do a Felton Road tasting in the shop next weekend instead, so come along to that and you can get a taste of greatness....

Details of February's dinner will follow later.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Felton Road - best Pinot outside Burgundy?

I am still here. Just realised, it is over a month since my last post, the longest gap ever. I have missed Christmas, New Year, everything. What's my excuse?

Well? Don't have one.

Anyway, back to business. We have a Felton Road dinner coming up at the end of the month. Nicola Greening (Nigel's daughter) is over for the weekend and she will be on hand to take us through the range of wines and they will be matched with a specially selected menu from the guys in Ely.

The dinner takes place on Friday, Jan 29th in Ely CHQ and will be a great night.
Not a cheap night, but a great night drinking amazing wines from a world-class winery in the company of the owner's daughter and representative in Europe.

Tickets cost €95 and can be booked by calling us on 01 2353054.

And yes, I think they are the best outside Burgundy....