I have been wine tasting too many times for someone who persists in knowing nothing about wine.
But I do know this. A dry crisp white with a good friend can take you far away from November in London. To tasting the first of summer or filling up crystal glasses on Christmas Eve.
Take someone wine tasting and you get a proper conversation. So going with a great friend was the perfect gift.
Casual but classy, our expert host – Angelo van Dyk – was very knowledgeable and took a small, intimate group of us through a combination of unusual wines in a session called ‘The Lost Grapes’.
- A lovely light white using the Melon de Bourgogne grape by Alexander Derame
- A fun Chenin Blanc from South Africa wine-makers Suikerbossie
- A heavier white by the Cos Rami Azienda winery in Sicily
- Le Revenant Carignan – gorgeous red
And the last one? By that point I can’t remember or read my writing, which says it all
If anyone goes…please find out and tell me!