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Seasonal Mixed Case Challenge



DAMN that’s sneaky!
Well I really want that Hambledon, so the Exhibition Barbaresco will have to go. Fortunately, we have this alternative that I’ve enjoyed in previous vintages:

Checks prices
Aaand relax…

Lancaster Gate…

Country Wine Variety Price Link
White fizz Spain Cava Nuria Homenatge Gran Reserva 2014 Xarel-lo £24 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=SG2641
Pink fizz Portugal Filipa Pato 3B Rosé Extra Bruto Baga, Bical £14.5 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=SG2621
Light white France Pouilly-sur-Loire Vieilles Vignes, Domaine de Riaux 2017 Chasselas £12.95 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=LO14341
Full bodied white Hungary Tokaji Classic Mád Betsek Grand Cru Furmint 2015 Furmint £19 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=HU1181
Something quirky Serbia Fodor Orange Wine, Maurer 2016 Welschriesling £17.5 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=BK101
Medium red Italy Teroldego Rotaliano Riserva Castel Firmian, Mezzacorona 2013 Teroldego £9.25 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=IT24231
Medium red for spiced up leftovers Switzerland Humagne Rouge Tradition, Domaine des Muses 2013 Humagne £29 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=SW41
Light red Austria Pepp Blauer Zweigelt, Weinviertel 2016 Zweigelt £7.95 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=AA2081
Full bodied red Chile Undurraga Vigno Maule Carignan 2013 Carignan £13.5 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=CE8541
Rich red Australia Heartland Langhorne Creek Dolcetto-Lagrein 2014 Dolcetto, Lagrein £11.5 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=AU20661
Vin doux naturel white Greece Samos Anthemis 2011 Muscat £9.5 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=GR1221
Fortified red South Africa Muratie Ben Prins Cape Vintage, Simonsberg Stellenbosch 2015 Tinta Barocca, Tinta Roriz, Tinta Francisca and Souzão £17 https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=SA13661


That Filipa Pato fizz is firmly on my radar! Had a really excellent red by her a while ago, which I’m intending to go back to at some point:

Thanks for reminding me! :wink:


Go on then, I’ll have a crack at this.

Local fizz for local people:

Epic French white:

For grandmas everywhere:

This looks the part for port:

Need a sweet riesling:

You didn’t say anything about bottle size, so here’s the claret substitute:

Because I can:

Cosy winter red:

Swish pinot:

Alternative Kiwi:

The ooh-that’s-different bottle:

Grüner is a sure thing


bonus points for using Table markdown!!



Its Christmas Eve, a Monday evening and I won’t be home til after 7, so will need to be prepared with easy stuff to do, so this with cheese straws whilst getting the fire going

Then smoked salmon, a mustard and dill sauce, Melba toast

A flash in the pan steak, walnut salad

Mince pies and brandy butter, feet up and think about the rest of the food for tomorrow and Wednesday

That was hard work…


Im going to be mean here and politely ask if the Hambledon includes Chardonnay and Pinot Noir…


I’m going to appeal by saying that a bottle of Chardonnay and a mixed grape variety including Chardonnay is not repetition.
E.g. Mean and demeanour- @Bargainbob and I have demeanour…:innocent:


The Giles Brandrith of the game strikes !