Rising like a hungover student from the unwashed bedsheets of the internet, it's the Wine Mothership blog. Please bear with us whilst it's crap. Please bear with me whilst I'm trying to get Peter over his pathological fear of the written word. While I admire his ability to reach into the air and conjure, in a Dumbledore-esque manner, a witty epithet that contains an unbroadcastable swear word, Peter has still to perfect this trick on a computer keyboard.
The second season of the 'ship hoves ever more clearly into view a few salient questions have still to be answered.
1) Was the first season actually any good?
2) What the hell are we going to do for the second?
3) Is it worth buying decent mics?
In the best WM tradition I think I'll just put these questions off for another payday and just focus on the first episode.
Ever since the early autumn last year, when I was awoken from a fitful slumber screaming the words "White Margaux", I've had a bit of a thing for white Bordeaux. Soooo herbally, lemony, stony and flexible in it's application is it, it's won quite a few fans among my friends. Friends that can often be a little reticent of my rather esoteric choices. Simple deliciousness and good value seem to be the order of the day when enjoying white Bordeaux.
I've ventured a little higher up, price-wise, recently and found a huge amount of cost performance.
The Prieure Lichine was too old, but hinted at something hugely enjoyable from younger, more vigorous bottles. The Carbonnieux was a piercingly bright star in the Sauvignon Blanc Semillon firmament.
I'm looking forward to a new series. I hope you enjoy it as much as I will.