I do hope that you and yours are keeping safe and fit in what are surely the strangest times most of us have ever encountered.
How to react to these events in mundane respects like these posts, leaves me in two minds.
Wine is part of the icing on the cake of life but no one can really call it an essential.
Equally, continuing with anything that smacks of normality (and provides welcome background reading) seems to be appreciated.
And, if wines being recommended are not immediately available, details can go on the “Reset List” for when isolation restrictions are lifted.
So, I plan to carry on for now – starting with details of a current promotion (below).
However, the paucity of normal promotions at present argues for amalgamating the current Monday and Friday posts and releasing it on Mondays. The current Wednesday post will then move to Thursdays.
Latest Lidl Wine Tour
A new Lidl Wine Tour started last Thursday and is expected to run through until late May.
Here are my highlights from its content.
- 2018 Nivei Rioja Blanco (£5.99 and 13% abv):
35% Sauvignon Blanc with good acidity and smooth white plum and lime fruit.
- 2018 Dereszla Tokaji Dry (£7.99 and 12.5%):
85% Furmint with textured apple and lemon fruit with a touch of spice.
- 2018 Rheingau Riesling Trocken (£6.49 and 12%):
Grassy lime and apple fruit with a hint of pear.
- 2018 Junge Winzer Grauburgunder (£7.99 and 13.5%)
Pinot Gris, of course, with vibrant grapefruit acidity behind a quince base containing a hint of spice. ***STAR BUY***
- 2018 Dornfelder Trocken (£5.99 and 12.5%):
Soft prune and black cherry fruit with a light texture.
- 2018 Saint Chinian Les Moulines Reserve (£7.99 and 13.5%):
Syrah and Grenache blend (60:40) with smooth cherry and loganberry fruit embellished with a cinnamon and milk chocolate background.
As explained, I'll be back on Thursday for a fairly detailed look at Chenin Blanc.
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