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What’s in your basket? - March 2020


#61

Looks like we’re soon to go into lock down, so rather than dig into too many immature wines in the cellar, I have stocked up on some ready to drink wines. Mind you, at the rate I’m consuming currently, these will be gone within the week.

PRODUCT CODE DESCRIPTION PRICE QTY SUBTOTAL
US9001 The Society’s Exhibition Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2018 £12.95 2 Bottle £25.90
JU1401 Pinot Noir Coteaux du Gresivaudan Domaine Finot 2017 £17.00 1 Bottle £17.00
NZ11501 Zephyr Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018 £13.50 1 Bottle £13.50
GE12621 Spatburgunder Markgraflerland Martin Wassmer 2017 £14.50 1 Bottle £14.50
CM16471 Marquis de Calon 2010 St Estephe £27.00 1 Bottle £27.00
LO15091 Sancerre Rouge Dme Serge Laloue 2017 £18.50 1 Bottle £18.50
US8751 Parker Station Pinot Noir 2018 £13.50 2 Bottle £27.00
CE10801 Villard Grand Vin Le Pinot Noir Casablanca 2018 £19.00 1 Bottle £19.00

Summary

Order Subtotal : £162.40


#62

Following the lock down (expanding), hoping to have these delivered from L&W reserves next week…

1994 Dow’s 3 bottles
2012 Beaune Rouge 1er Cru Clos des Marconnets, Domaine Chanson 6 bottles
2004 Gran Reserva 904, La Rioja Alta, Rioja 3 bottles

Hopefully keep our spirits up as the light returns and lockdown looms…:slightly_frowning_face::slightly_frowning_face::slightly_frowning_face::cry::cry::cry:


#63

Let us know how you get on, I have been seriously considering getting a half case myself.


#64

Sadly I think my basket is probably going to stay empty for the next 12 months. With the closure of the schools we now anticipate having literally zero revenue between now and September and then only if the schools are back in September. This means that all of our staff are going to have to take a pay cut (unless the government come through with assistance on that) but we anticipate we can survive with no redundancies, which at least is good. However My fellow director and myself are going to have to take an even bigger cut than the rest of the staff. So personally I don’t expect to have any disposable income at all for the next 12 months. I will probably still try to pick up some EP offers as and when they appear but that will probably be my sole wine spending for the foreseeable.

Interesting times…

I’m not looking for sympathy - I think we’re probably better off than many in that we should just about be able to keep our business from closing - just thought I’d let people know why I’ll probably not be buying in for the virtual tastings etc.


#65

Sorry to hear that. Hope you’ve got the supplies to see you through.

If you’re heading through Bucks at all send me a message and I’m sure I can find something nice to help you mix it up a little.


#66

At my normal rate of drinking, including all my wine stored at home and EP paid for but not yet delivered, I should have enough for about 7 years. So I’m good for now thanks! :joy::clinking_glasses: Might not be able to buy food, but that’s far less critical!

Appreciate the offer but as I said I’m doing just fine. It’s merely going to be a belt tightening exercise, and if the government comes through with their wage subsidy plans I might not be as badly off as I’m currently anticipating. At the moment I’m just happy that we should be able to keep all our staff on full or close to full pay.


#67

Fingers crossed, Mike! :pray:

The government that was least likely to subsidise anything - will now be forced to do so. Oh, the irony.

That’s fantastic news for you, not to mention the staff! God, I hope we’re only looking at 3-4 months at most of this weirdness. Here’s hoping! :crossed_fingers:


#68

Well it looks like they are coming through on 80% of wages for staff not working up to a maximum of £2500 a month. So that’s seriously good news for us. Now I’ve just got to find out how to actually get that happening.


#69

Did you know @Inbar that Marzemino is the only grape variety to get a name check in an opera (Don Giovanni).


#70

No, I didn’t! But if it was good enough for Wolfgang, it’s good enough for me…! :smiley:


#71

Going to be putting my wine spend into local wine shop Cork of the North for the next wee while in the hope they’ll still be open after this is over. This on the assumption the society has comfortable reserves of money.


#72

Thought it would be a good idea to top up stocks sooner rather than later in order to protect my more expensive bottles getting opened at the wrong time…

Halves of The Society’s Beaujolais Villages 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £4.50
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now Red Wine
The Society’s Exhibition Fleurie 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £10.50
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now Red Wine
Debajo Central Valley Carignan 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £6.95
per bottle 2019 to 2022 Drinking Now Red Wine
Koyle Reserve Rosado Flor de Laberinto 2019 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £7.50
per bottle 2020 to 2022 Drinking Now Rose Wine
Ch Beaumont 2012 Haut Medoc Halves On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £8.25
per bottle 2015 to 2024 Drinking Now Red Wine
Domaine du Tariquet Amplitude Gascogne Blanc 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £7.95
per bottle 2019 to 2022 Drinking Now White Wine
Halves of Jurancon Sec Chant des Vignes Domaine Cauhape 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £5.95
per bottle 2019 to 2020 Drinking Now White Wine
Niedermenniger Riesling Kabinett von Kesselstatt 2017 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £9.95
per bottle 2018 to 2026 Drinking Now White Wine
Ruppertsberger Hoheburg Riesling Kabinett 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £7.50
per bottle 2019 to 2022 Drinking Now White Wine
Anselmann Dornfelder 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £8.95
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now Red Wine
Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Kabinett 2018 Kees Kieren On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £13.50
per bottle 2020 to 2028 Drinking Now White Wine
Samos Anthemis 2013 50cl On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £9.50
per bottle 2019 to 2024 Drinking Now White Wine
Dragon Langhe Bianco Luigi Baudana 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £10.95
per bottle 2019 to 2023 Drinking Now White Wine
Bianco di Custoza Fratelli Recchia 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £6.95
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now White Wine
Anjou Blanc Domaine Cady 2018 ORGANIC On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £9.50
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now White Wine
Cour Cheverny Le Petit Chambord 2017 Cazin On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £11.75
per bottle 2019 to 2025 Drinking Now White Wine
Half bottle of The Society’s Muscadet Sevre et Maine sur Lie 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £4.50
per bottle 2019 to 2020 Drinking Now White Wine
Half bottle of Val de Loire Collection Rouge J Mourat 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £5.50
per bottle 2019 to 2020 Drinking Now Red Wine
Chinon Confidences Famille Bougrier 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £8.95
per bottle 2019 to 2023 Drinking Now Red Wine
Cheverny Domaine du Salvard 2019 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £9.50
per bottle 2020 to 2021 Drinking Now White Wine
The Society’s French Syrah 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £7.95
per bottle 2019 to 2021 Drinking Now Red Wine
The Society’s Cava Reserva Brut On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £8.95
per bottle Within two years of purchase Drinking Now Sparkling Wine
Half bottle of Solear Manzanilla Barbadillo On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £5.95
per bottle Within one year of purchase Drinking Now Sherry
The Society’s California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2018 On sale Ref: 10406883
20/03/2020 £7.95
per bottle 2019 to 2023 Drinking Now Red Wine

Some everyday bottles and halves for picnics (hoping that the weather will oblige soon!)


#73

I know it is controversial… but I am looking forward to a small delivery (50% originally from from reserves at L&W. Realised I haven’t got much in terms of Bordeaux blends if there is an online tasting in the near future.

2017 Saint-Amour du Grappin, Beaujolais
2015 Clos Floridene Rouge Graves
2013 Meursault-Blagny 1er Cru La Genelotte, Domaine Comtesse Bernard de Cherisey
2013 La Tour Melas, Greece
2017 Umathum Rosa Burgenland Rose
2017 Tahbilk Nagambie Lakes Viognier

I also got in touch with my local shop as they still deliver, so it seems home stocks may not run dry after all.


#74

Same here! There are two local shops I’m definitely going to support (it’s for mutual benefit, of course! :grinning:), so going to put an order together this weekend… I really need some rosé in the house, so that will feature heavily.


#75

My TWS basket total has reappeared, but I can’t see what’s in it. Typically running at several thousands of pounds as I watch wish-listed bottles disappear before I can afford them!

My lock down comes to an end on Tuesday, at which point I can exercise my rights to exercise all the way down to my local wine shop (which is currently open). Despite the fact that it is rather expensive, I suspect they could do with as much support as possible right now and the range is great.


#76

We opened a bottle of

last night . We enjoyed a glass with meal. Its a pinot noir that what Spatburgunder means in German.
We enjoyed it very much and WS reopens I will buy some more,


#77

Currently working through half bottles of:

The Guigal 2016 is drinking so well at the moment, and hopefully available when the WS starts to accept orders once again.
The Society’s White Burgundy 2017 is no longer available, which is sad considering quite how good it is.
As an aside, I really think that the Society could do better regarding the provision of halves!:open_mouth:


#78

This is drinking really well at the moment. I have a couple more bottles of it being left on my doorstep (along with several Bagnums and my Jane Eyre 2018 EP) on Monday. Having people play knock door run is a lot more fun when wine is left behind!


#79

Yes each time I’ve had a delivery of something lately I go to the door and the delivery person is busily retreating and the look they give me over their shoulder is akin to a deer caught in my headlights.

On a more sober note; all credit to these folk still out there making deliveries! though as most are self employed I guess they are rather caught between a rock and a hard place.


#80

I agree shop workers, delivery folk and the NHS are doing a remarkable job. And many more I am sure too!