Thursday, 7 October 2021

Old wine in new skins, or l’Arte de la Guerre

I don’t normally buy wine, or anything else, for fancy labels. In fact, I have a prejudicial view that it is likely to be poor value if it has an attractive or engaging label, or ‘clever’ name. You know the sort of thing. A French wine given the Anglo-Saxon treatment with a punning name. But how could I resist this (in Aldi)?

Grenade. Sponton. Mousquet.

Too soon to tell if this is any good.

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  1. Irresistible indeed! I must have a wee look in my local branch.
    Years ago there wines with military labels to celebrate the anniversary of the French Revolution. I bought some with Vendeans on them. I still have the labels somewhere.

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    1. I’m tempted to peel the label off but I’m not sure what I’ll do with it afterwards.

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  2. That's fun and in a shop where we do our weekly shop, but we are not allowed to buy any wine until we've drunk all we have,a rule I stick to in virtually everything else too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Oh we never have ‘stick’. All goes the day of purchase except at Christmas. Not sure that’s self-discipline though rather than a lack of it.

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  3. I hope it does taste as good as the label looks!

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    1. It doesn’t come with a recommendation from Schloß Nundanket.

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  4. Oh dear - well at least you gave it a go!

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  5. At least the label was above par... I'd soak it off and put it in a scrap book, but that's just me, I suspect...!

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    1. I should have done so James. I'm not very good at delicate things like that though. The bottle has since gone the way of the Spanish tercios at Rocroi.

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