jamie goode's wine blog: RTL almost in trouble and good cheap Pinot

Monday, February 11, 2008

RTL almost in trouble and good cheap Pinot

The gloriously warm but worryingly aseasonal weather continues here in London. I'm enjoying my early morning dog walks because the light is just so wonderful. However, today's walk was quite difficult because now RTL is fully in season, and walking her is proving to be fraught with male danger. She ran after a brown labrador and started engaging in some vigorous play, but eventually I rescued her from peril and got her back on her lead. Ten minutes later I let her off the lead again, and she took one guilty look at me before haring off in the other direction. Fortunately, the male lab was long gone.

Then, shortly after, a bulky bull terrier spotted her and attempted a quick hump. His aim was off, though. This was fortunate, because a labradoodle crossed with a bull terrier would spawn rather strange and terrifying offspring.

Tonight's tipple is an affordable Pinot Noir. It's not the world's greatest ever wine, but it tastes like Pinot and costs less than a fiver, which is some sort of miracle. It shows attractive savoury cherry and herb fruit with a fresh sappy edge. Refreshing and bright. It's the Canaletto Pinot Noir 2006 from Pavia, Italy, and it is 4.99 from Tesco. It's actually rather good, and I'm enjoying drinking it, which I can't say for many wines in this price bracket.

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At 2:04 PM, Anonymous keith prothero said...

nice one Jamie!! Should have been a weather man I reckon. Great to read your notes though,more fun than your wine tit bits!!

At 9:10 PM, Blogger Jamie said...

Thanks Keith. Happy to report continued sunshine over the last few days here.

At 7:42 AM, Anonymous farad said...

The wineries have a list of states that do not permit shipments of wine into their state. But you can take the wine with you if you use a shipper or pack it in your suitcase. (They also have bubble wrap to help with that.)


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