Wednesday, December 24, 2014

What are we drinking this Christmas?

Please let me know your Christmas drinking plans, and if from Northern or Southern Hemisphere.

I am not very organized this year, but I will let you know after the fact.


Joachim said...

We had SC Pannel's 2013 Aromatico and 2013 Syrah with our Christmas Eve dinner. Enjoyed both of them. The Aromatico (Gewuerztraminer/Riesling blend) was particularly good with the Crevettes. By the way, I got your Barossa Shiraz book for Christmas and I am looking forward to reading it. Merry Christmas, Joachim

tonym said...

We had a couple of Penfolds 2010 bin 150 for our red and a couple of bottles of Wines by KT Melva Riesling. We are in Southern Hemi. Also had a bottle of Bollinger before dinner on the 25th

Alontin said...

Joachim - that is my middle name. I don't even know about the Aromatico, but it sounds interesting. SC Pannell was popular, obviously. I had his 2006 Grenache on Christmas Day.

Tonym - You had interesting wines. I know both of them and have enjoyed them in the past.

On Christmas Eve, I had a 2008 William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir and a sensational 2001 JL Wolf Jesuitengarten Spaetlese on Christmas Day. I will write these up in the near future.

Thank you for your comments. I had hoped for a few more, you lazy people!

kr1 said...

saw this post a little late.
Southern Hemisphere here.

For lunch - Billecart Salmon NV, Petaluma Croser NV, 2005 Coldstream Reserve Chardonnay, 2007 Il Molino di Grace Riserva Chianti, 2004 Hobbs Gregor Shiraz and 2005 Hobbs Semillon with the dessert.

Dinner - 98 & 09 Dead Arm Shiraz, 96 Glaetzer Sparkling Shiraz, 03 Standish Relic, 02 Kaesler Touriga Nacional, 10 R Wines The Wine Shiraz, 02 d'Arenberg Coppermine Road Cabernet

Alontin said...

This is quite a line-up, kr1. What was your favorite? The Standish?

kr1 said...

among the lunch wines, the Hobbs Gregor was the pick without food, the Chianti with.

Dinner, the Standish definitely stood out. This has been the best bottle so far from the lot I purchased.
The Kaesler Touriga was beautiful too, not cloying or overpowering, it was savoury and spicy.
I knew I had forgotten one bottle from the list. An 02 Rockford Basket Press was also imbibed. There were 8 of us partaking keeping the whole session nice and manageable.