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Haven’t yet put the crépinette matching question.

I have been busy checking out their fun range. 

Blouge is a very red wine, yet it’s made of 50% white and 50% red grapes - the white is Semillon and Sauvignon. The red is Merlot & Cabernet Franc.

The name comes from Blanc and Rouge so is ideal for Fever fans, with red and white being our traditional colour. The label invites people to try this wine, wearing red and white plus dark sunglasses. It’s no vintage, no appellation.

Made from recycled bottles, corks and having no foil cork covering, it’s not quite carbon neutral but minimal. Cheap, for this quality vineyard and a voyage of discovery. 

Doesn’t mature. Will last about 3 years in the bottle, if you can ignore it that long.

It’s good fun easy drinking.

In other news, there may be some from the club coming soon that will fit on this thread.

The Sporting Wines list has already improved sales hugely in The Quinnell. Fingers crossed for something good.


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Should the club come up with some cocktail ideas that are player related?

How about the Kalamafoamy - came across one that was non-alcoholic that would fit the description. Might cause more delays in being served, though.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Should the club come up with some cocktail ideas that are player related?

How about the Kalamafoamy - came across one that was non-alcoholic that would fit the description. Might cause more delays in being served, though.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Visited Chateau Jonc Blanc this afternoon. Wines are tasting beautifully and suitable across quite a range of different foods. There’s even one for Indian, Chinese and other Asian dishes.

They’ve also brought in a fun white & red under the IGOR label. It’s a collection of 8 small and like-minded vineyards that want to produce good wine for easy drinking, possibly tempting newer people to wine. They don’t bother much about pursuing appellation contrôlée status and are happy selling Vin de France that’s really good.

For example, Bergerac wouldn’t let producers make wine from a single grape variety. It always had to be a blend of two or more.

IGOR is nothing to do with Russia etc. The R stands for Rebels. The artwork on the labels is fun on all the bottles.

Good fun, great wines so good on them.
Back home and saved from watching last night’s match by the M25. 

Found the leaflet from Jonc Blanc and can confirm that IGOR tends for Irreductible Gauls Obstinate RebelsLOL


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Scarlets Wine launching tonight at the dinner.
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Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Scarlets Wine launching tonight at the dinner.
should be a good wine given some of the fertilzer we've seen this year.WinkLOL
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Tonight’s fare is 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile - Majestic’s managers’ tasting pick from a recent gathering (year and a bit ago soi prob the 2019 vintage) - by Vik and entitled A. Worth the £15ish price tag.
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Originally posted by ladram ladram wrote:

Originally posted by Eastern outpost Eastern outpost wrote:

Scarlets Wine launching tonight at the dinner.
should be a good wine given some of the fertilzer we've seen this year.WinkLOL
It’s Southern Hemisphere vineyards so our current “output” hasn’t yet been there.

NZ for the white, called 9-3, and SA for the 1872 named red, from Schalk Burger’s vineyard.

Have ordered a dozen of each. It’s the kind of gift to share amongst rugby loving friends. Will be taking some to France.


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Had a long day today. Up before 0500 and 7 hours driving plus 2 hours plus of stuff in between arriving and leaving.

However, there was a huge reward in getting up early.

The BBC Radio 2 news had a brief piece from the England v Canada semi final that was about 3/4 through.

Their reporter had the surname of Pucker.

“Don’t say it. Don’t say it” must have been going through the newsreader’s mind.

Despite the precautions, he did.

There was the softest but very definite of Fs that started their reporter’s surname. It was quickly corrected and not repeated on subsequent airings.

Unlikely to be available on BBC Sounds, I’d imagine.
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I watched both games , incredible quality in both games ...will make the effort next Saturday (leader allowing)
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From Sporting Wines’s CEO Simon Halliday 

You can buy the Scarlets themed wines from http://Www.sportingwineclub.com and search for 9-3 and 1872. Hadn’t appreciated the good cause for which these sales raise money and am glad they do.

 Sporting Wine Club is proud and privileged to be part of the Scarlets long and distinguished rugby history. Most notably in supplying their two commemorative wines, the 9-3 (celebrating the famous win over the All Blacks) and the 1872 (the year of Llanelli’s foundation).

At the recent 50th Anniversary dinner, the legendary Derek Quinnell who played in that incredible win talked about the pre-match preparation. While the world applauds the great coach Carwyn James, quite rightly, Derek mentioned one other name which had me applauding in agreement. Tom Hudson, ex Olympic Pentathlete and SAS, was in charge of their strength and conditioning. A visionary man who drove the Scarlets to International fitness standards and there was Derek handing him major credit for their performance.

I had a sense of déjà vu. Bath had won three successive knock out cups and two league championships and was brimming with international talent. But the competition was closing in on us. Jack Rowell, Bath’s coach, held a pre-training meeting and Tom was introduced to the squad. He suggested politely that we weren’t fit enough and that he would give us a new dimension. So it began, we grumbled at first but soon realised he had something special to offer us. I would not include in that an SAS-led trek over the Brecon Beacons which I had the good fortune to miss, and from which one or two of the squad including Jack almost failed to return.

Over time he created the mantra, ‘it may be good enough for England but not for Bath’. The International side was underperforming year by year and Tom thought the Bath side would have beaten them on their own! Through an intense training regime he unveiled, it was designed to make us the best we could be in the last 20 minutes of a match. We often ended sessions almost unable to walk. He guaranteed us it would pay off. 

He was right -I lost count of the times we put away some of the greatest sides in the land who after an hour were in the game but ended up losing by 20 points or more. He resigned after seeing us beat a fancied Gloucester side by 50 points in the blazing sun at Twickenham in the 1992 Pilkington Cup. It was a staggering performance which has never been repeated on that scale by any team since. On the return coach trip, amidst the champagne and the nostalgia (my last ever game for Bath), he looked at me and said ‘ My job is finished here, there is nothing left to do.’ I felt exactly the same way and neither of us were seen in Bath colours ever again.

He was a true visionary of his age and indeed any age, living now quietly in West Wales.

Please buy these amazing wines and support the Scarlets Community Foundation who direct much needed funds into grassroots rugby in Wales.

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Has anyone ordered any of the commemorative wine from sporting wines? Have lost the email from scarlets and can't seem to list it on the website 
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Originally posted by EMGM EMGM wrote:

Has anyone ordered any of the commemorative wine from sporting wines? Have lost the email from scarlets and can't seem to list it on the website 
Yes, I’ve ordered 12 bottles of each.

If you go onto the Sportingwineclub.com website - see above possibly there’s a link.

The bottles aren’t yet in the country. They’re due to arrive next month, earlyish I believe and certainly in time for delivery of orders pre-Xmas.
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Thank you for the info. Will give it another go as all I could find was a single bottle of white and red for £50.
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Originally posted by EMGM EMGM wrote:

Thank you for the info. Will give it another go as all I could find was a single bottle of white and red for £50.
Cases of 6 for about £108 iirc.
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Australian 19 Crime red wine is on offer in Morrisons. £10 down to £8.50 plus 25% off as well. No brainer. Clap
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