High Society

I saw the musical recently at Leeds Grand Theatre – it was so so.  This post is nothing to do with musicals though.

Regular readers will know that I am a new member of the Wine Society in the UK and have been experimenting with various wines, mostly the Society’s own brands.

At £7.50 the Society’s New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2006 is less than half the price of Cloudy Bay but way more than half the quality.

I have tried the Cloudy Bay Sauv. Blanc 2006 and I must say it is excellent and, dare I say it, well worth £15 to £20 a bottle.

But to be honest, my bank manager would not permit me to drink that sort of stuff regularly for very long, so I like to look for something cheaper.  The Society wines seem to fit the bill all too regularly.

This one does not really resemble Cloudy Bay – its sharper with more gooseberries and just a touch of cat’s piss.  But don’t take that as an negative – I love cat’s piss!

Wine Society NZ Savignon Blanc and an Easter egg (for some reason)

It didn’t really match the Easter Egg but I think it would do better with seafood, especially mussels.

All in all though, I really enjoyed it – another triumph for the Wine Society brand.  They really are looking like top value wines and this SB is one for the re-order list.

All I need to do now is open a Brazilian themed steak restaurant, buy in value for money wine from the Wine Society, mark it up by about 350% and serve it to mug punters who can’t tell the difference between a close shave and a 5 o’clock shadow.

One Response to “High Society”

  1. Man City are Rubbish Says:

    Ah, I see you are on the Brazilian theme again – good to see. I can’t beleive that you managed to get the word “Brazilian” in the same sentence as “Close Shave” and not really mean it – or did you, you little tinker ? Anyway, will follow your advice about the Society’s New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc 2006 and will retort on the presence of cat piss or not.

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