The by-product of an excellent Marks & Spencer meal deal.
Firm, silky, fruity, a delight.
Two bottles of this instead of a bottle of wine with the always reliable M&S meal deal.
Jester is a new breed of English Hop grown on Stocks farm in Worcestershire. Gooseberries and Lychee notes the blurb says. Very refreshing and not too acidic.
Part of the wine choice in a Bank Holiday Meal deal.
We normally look forward to “pot luck” with these deals and choose the Italian as the most reliable.
Alas, not bad, but very standard fare from M&S who described is thus:
“Ripe but soft Italian red wine, deeply coloured with rich blackberry and cherry notes and hint of toasted nut”
Soft indeed. And bottled a long way from Puglia: http://www.casagirelli.it/Private-Label
OK, so I don’t seek out or regularly buy mass manufactured wines. Nor am I a fan of the Multiples own label wine offerings though I do understand that they’re putting their names on them so the quality must be OK.
That’s why, when Lesley did one of those M&S meals (Rosti Potatoes, Fish Stew, Raspberry Compote) for two which included a bottle of wine I didn’t risk opening their wine instead had a nice bottle of Sauvignon Blanc with the meal. We did try the Bianco delle Venezie 2011, a blend of Garganega and Trebbiano a few days later and to our delight, like the food, it was remarkably good. Full marks M&S. We’ll do the meal deals again.