Easter greetings to all my fellow wine nuts, and to my family and friends who use this blog as a means of keeping up with what I'm doing. You must get the impression that I spend all my life drinking - a very wine-tinted view of our family life.
Big easter lunch here at chez Goode, beginning with a magnum of Jacquart Brut Nominee, which was nicely evolved, fresh and quite savoury. I'm really enjoying my Champagne at the moment. It's funny how wines seem to go in phases. When I make my fortune I'll have a grand cru Burgundy phase. Alas, no Burgundy to hand to accompany the tender roast lamb, so we had a modest but delicious Yering Frog Pinot Noir 2003 (Majestic) from Yarra Valley superstar Yering Station. I was really impressed by the Staete Landt Sauvignon Blanc 2004 Marlborough: you can get quite bored with NZ Sauvignon, but this one was quite special (Lay & Wheeler).