Masi, Campofiorin, 2013

A gift from John & Susan, a deliciously full bodied, mellow fruity wine.

Masi describe it as “nectar angelorum hominibus” or Nectar of the Angels for Men and this 50th anniversary 2013 vintage doesn’t disappoint.

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Rosso del Veronese IGT

Full bodied, smooth and velvety, but approachable and versatile in its food pairings. Combines simplicity with style, strength and majesty.

This is the original Supervenetian created by Masi in 1964 and internationally recognised as a wine of “stupendous body and complexity”, the prototype for a new category of wines from the Veneto inspired by the Amarone production method (Burton Anderson). Its own production method was described by Hugh Johnson as “an ingenious technique”.

Paulita, Winemakers Selection, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013, Chile

Acceptable enough, soft sweet fruit.

‘Bottled for Febvre at Alzey germany’. Nondescript bulk wine from Chile. 

Wineonline Pot Luck using Febvre liquidation stock so thankfully we won’t have to face up to it again.

Los Acilates, Palacio Quamado, 2013, Alvear

A pleasant find – a dinner party guest bring – from South West Spain in the DO Ribera del Guadiana

Bull’s Blood 2013 – in praise of a good table wine

Sangre de Toro 2013 Torres

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Tasty, Warm, Fruity, Oakey, a consistently good, well made wine.

New smart Front and Back label designs and the plastic bull glued to the side of stelcap, perhaps to draw your attention away from the screwtop.

Excellent party wine: we served this to our English and American guests at New Year’s Eve. A slight bit of sediment.

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Bottega Prosecco

Tony Hodges introduced this on his weekend visit.

A great weekend starting with a visit to the Fishshack for supper. Having narrowly avoided a trip to Mountjoy (sold out!) we then visited Ryans of Parkgate Street, Collins Barracks, The Weston for Tea, The Abbey and had a nice meal in Nicos.

The prosecco, described as Il Vino dei Poeti was lovely, fresh with soft bubbles and almond nut.

This was the house wine in Nicos, a 2013 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo from Cerulli Spinozzi.

Reliable background music to the super food.