Wine Waffling At London Wine Fair 2015.

My current wine status: The Waffler

Generally living by the rules:

1. If Provence rosé/ blush on the menu go for that.

2. If a cheap red is said to be ‘alright’ go for that when eating steak or with a bloke.

3. Avoid white… you will lose friends.

Long gone the teenage days of hiding Dad’s Oyster Bay in my room before a night out.( I have found wine can actually not taste like battery acid.) However there are still mountains of vineyards to climb before I become the  official ‘wine arse’ at the table.. we all know one.

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For pure educational reasons (and some lovely people’s passes) I ended up at the London Wine Fair, walking around not knowing where to start.

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make that two of us.

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We began with good intentions saying words like: grapes, palette, vintage..darling whilst  discussing intensely what would be a good pairing for a scotch egg…

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but this soon went out the window when the wine started pouring.

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It was all pretty aimless drinking until…

‘O NO WAY, DUDE!’ (he didn’t actually say that)

‘what?’

‘IT’s WINE FROM BULGARIA!’

 cue photo with wine from Bulgaria

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As you may have guessed I like to see myself as a rosé drinker (despite being told it’s ‘princess juice’ by Jess, she didn’t seem to mind it last year on rosé Sunday )

So, I was on my own little mission to find a new bottle to love.

Behold….

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Nannette’s English Rosé from Hush Heath Estate.  It had all the taste I could want from a rosé; refreshing, crisp, you could totally taste the ‘wild strawberry with hints of spice and oats’ -yes I copied that from the leaflet, but if like me and like light rosé then try it.

They also do a very nice, sweet apple cider…

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Satisfied I had my wine for the summer we started on a search again this time to find some NZ wine

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with some stops on the way of course…

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nearly…

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There…. It’s where there was grass…

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After the six or so countries we had downed we thought we probably should call it a day but before we did…

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check out our drunken munchies charcuterie box, an impressive £13..I know I don’t rate charcuterie but we very much approved of our dead pig box.

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so what did I achieve from London Wine Fair 2015-

1. Got myself a rosé that wasn’t from Provence

2.  expert of all wines…still a waffler who just got very tipsy at a wine fair

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