Back in the 1970s and 80s, when everyone had a perm and you didn’t need an Instagram filter to make your photos look over-exposed & out of focus, wine just wasn’t cool. Some people drank first-growth Bordeaux (and only ever called it Claret), some looked for the essence of the Algarve in a bottle of Mateus Rose, and others just had the odd bottle of Chianti in a woven flask on a special night out, but other than that, there wasn’t much around.
Ah, how tempting it is to look back smugly, surrounded by our New Zealand Gruner Veltliners and our hip Georgian Saperavi and feel very pleased with ourselves. But the truth is that wine was always cool, it’s just our perceptions that have changed.
We’re looking back at some of the ‘retro’ classics from a few decades ago – Soave, Chianti, Bordeaux, Beaujolais, Marsala to name just a few – and finding the great examples which will convince you to give them another chance and join us in going back to the old school.
This will be one of our famously fun, informal tastings and an evening of delicious, interesting wines – we just open the bottles and you get stuck in.
Tickets are £15 and available here: http://shop.vinoteca.co.uk/back-to-the-old-school-p-913.html
WINES TO INCLUDE:
RIOJA VENDIMIA 2012, BODEGAS ALDONIA
CÔTES DU RHÔNE ‘CUVÉE DES GALETS’ 2012, VIGNERONS D’ESTEZARGUES
MUSCADET 2012, DOMAINE DU VIEUX PRESSOIRE
VINHO VERDE 2013, ADEGA DE MONCAO
SANCERRE 2013, DELAPORTE
SOAVE CASTELCERINO 2013, FILIPPI
CHIANTI CLASSICO ‘RETROMARCIA’ 2010, MONTE BERNARDI
EGRI BIKAVER ‘BULL’S BLOOD’ 2011, BOLYKI
BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2008, MICHEL CAILLOT
PETIT CHABLIS 2011, BILLAUD-SIMON
ST JOSEPH 2010, DOMAINE DU CHENE
as well as many other favourites…….