General Discussion: Pentonvilles Jesus Juice/Natural Wine thread


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padawan
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9 Dec 2019 10:46
MoB
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9 Dec 2019 10:51
andrew_ wrote: http://www.bestwinesinthesupermarket.uk/members/WineSearch.aspx

This guy rates almost all supermarket own brand wines and puts a book out every year.
Think the members area^ is supposed to be for book purchasers only..

Clunky as fuck but recommend using filter on the left to select your supermarket and 'book rating 9-10'.

Used this this morning, cheers!
eazypz
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3216 posts since 16/4/10

19 Jan 2020 14:38
Had this in Berlin at the Christmas markets, was really good.
Does anyone know where I can source it in the UK? Had no joy so far.


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pentonville
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posted 24 Jan 2020 19:09, edited 24 Jan 2020 19:09
Just clocked this thread….

Last night


Tonight


And the kind of heaters I keep close at hand

doug.
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24 Jan 2020 23:57
rue de la soif is great. Have you had any of the Tillingham wines? Think you would be into them.
macgy
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218 posts since 26/11/11

25 Jan 2020 11:01
Funny I am having the riffault tonight I think. Is it good?
Had the cote du py some time ago. Lovely wine.

Had a rather different set last night:
joeyjojo
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4328 posts since 24/8/06

25 Jan 2020 11:47
New Beavertown beer I can’t wait to try when I’m back. Apparently it’s amazing and kind of like a lesser neck oil. Beavertown hands down best beers in the world.
discobobulated
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897 posts since 21/4/10

25 Jan 2020 17:15

A dram for Bums' night.
pentonville
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25 Jan 2020 17:45
If you’re asking me if Sebastian Rifault’s wines are good then yes, you’re in for a treat. This is the Auksinis, skin contact and produced in more limited amounts. I import and distribute Riffault wines and I’m hopefully going to get some of the Pinot noir too this year.
Dee
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25 Jan 2020 18:26
How was that Sarotto Barbera? Bought a few of these Monti's recently for keepers as the local were shifting through them, smashed through them in the first week! Had a few nice bottles in Lina Stores last week too, becoming a favourite tipple. Definitely preferring Italian reds of late.

https://www.paolomonti.com/en/our-wines/barolo-d-o-c-g-riserva-bussia/

Chianti this evening..

Not tried a Brunello before, picked up this 38 yr today.

Crackajack
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7626 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jan 2020 18:36
Is craft wine the new craft beer now then
Dee
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25 Jan 2020 20:55
colour of gravy….nice drop

Fläsket
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25 Jan 2020 23:18
I feel to cop some these wines myself, especially after watching the Sour Grapes doc the other day Cool

is this the rue de la soif as above? - https://websterliquor.com/shop/?product-id=5bb6723fb77cb3413241cb6c#StoreFrontLocationHash=%23%2Fwidget%2F5bc4f9f2dc2521253c6e6197%2Fproduct%2F5bb6723fb77cb3413241cb6c%3Fnav_path%3D%255B%255D
$13 for 1.5l ain't bad at all hehe
pentonville
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823 posts since 12/3/12

26 Jan 2020 09:10
Yes that’s the one^^

You can’t go wrong with Brendan Tracey. I’d recommend you also check out Gregory Guillame, and Anders Frederick Steen (Foxy Foxy Nature Wildlife) as a starting point. These are all producers that I’m proud to work with. The one guy I really want on board this year though is André Durrmann so check him out too.
DuffMan
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14383 posts since 21/2/07

26 Jan 2020 10:38
Noting down some reccos from above, had the Rue De La Soif and Calcarius before, got a bottle of Baglio Bianco in the fridge for this evening

Burns night was this - much smoother than my usual tastes but delicious

pentonville
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26 Jan 2020 15:05
Fläsket
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26 Jan 2020 15:37
cheers pentonville
pentonville
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823 posts since 12/3/12

26 Jan 2020 18:14
Cool

Also download the Raisin app. It’s a store and bar locator for low-intervention
macgy
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27 Jan 2020 09:18
Sarotto is good. Very bombastic though. 15,5% and lots of oak so it has some tannins even though it is Barbera. Quite smooth at this stage. Mainly driven by blackcurrant.
I normally drink more subtle feminine style wines so I think it was a bit much but thoroughly enjoyed it.

That Brunello could be quite interesting. Where did you pick it up at that age?
I would drink it soon though as I don't think it will benefit from further aging. If it is gone over then try another one as Brunellos are absolutely fantastic wines. Stay away from 2014 if you don't know your producer though.

I ended up trying the Riffault sancerre which was quite good but I was having a south american fish driven 8 courses and decided upon a classic sancerre from Lucien Crochet instead. Was lovely.
When drinking natural wine I prefer to get something more unknown - Local grape varieties made in amphora or Georgian wine.
pentonville
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posted 27 Jan 2020 12:13, edited 27 Jan 2020 12:13
Fair enough. That’s a fun way to do it. But since we’re on a fashion forum I would put forward the analogy that ‘conventional’ winemaking is like a label producing the same sweater season after season, whereas low-intervention is about releasing a new collection every year. Obviously the product will vary from year to year, but the ‘conventional’ style will always involve adjustments to try and get as close to that same sweater as possible.