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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:34 pm
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Ok my turn week two.
The Red is a Spanish wine Castillo de San Lorenza Rioja reserve, its on special in Tesco at the moment reduced to half price at €7.49. Have never tasted a Rioja before so quite looking forward to this. Apparently Riojas are suitable for a wide range of foods, so salad, salmon, beef, pasta, casseroles are recommended.

My white is another I have never had, but have tasted a lot of their other wines. Its Gallo Five Oaks Chardonnay also half price in Tesco to €6.99, thought it seemed like a bargain! For food I love chardonnay on its own, so not much help there! but supposedly its suitable for crab, creamy chicken dishes, caribbean cuisine etc


had picked out a white but it was another sauvignon blanc, so didnt want to repeat so soon. hope you all enjoy

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:37 pm
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I love rioja and we drink this a lot. Been a few weeks since we've had it so i'll have to buy it again for reviewing purposes!!

Don't really like chardonnay but i might give this a go. Always trying to find a chardonnay that I like.

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 5:58 pm
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Cool. Love Rioja and haven't tried this one before.

Not generally a fan of Gallo's offerings, but willing to do my bit in the name of research. :thumbsup:

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:01 pm
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Will pick those two up during the week.
Not a fan of Chardonnay unless it's unoaked, if I don't like it DH will drink it :biggrin:

Have the Oyster Bay breathing to try tonight.


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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:36 pm
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Really like this red :inlove: havn`t had it in ages.

Don`t usually buy chardonnay, don`t know why really, don`t dislike it. :huh:

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:58 pm
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Unfortunately I think I need to resign from wine club...... :sleepy:

TMI coming ---- how do I get red wine out of carpet.......... and I didn't spill it.....


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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:16 pm
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Take it you enjoyed the wine :biggrin:

Vanish carpet stain remover or bicarb of soda to remove the wine stain . Here's some tips from the housekeeping website for removing wine
Stain Removal Step 1.
Blot up as much of the red wine stain as possible by using a clean white cloth.

Stain Removal Step 2.
Pour cold water onto the red wine stain and blot up the stained area again. Continue until no more stain can be removed.

Stain Removal Step 3.
Use a 3-1 baking soda/water paste on the red wine stain. Allow it to dry before vacuuming up.

Stain Removal Step 4.
If red wine stain remains, apply a carpet stain remover according to the directions.

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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:37 pm
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ah only seeing this now and I am just back from tescos where the oyster bay is sold out, :( I could have bought this I like a rioja, like another poster I tend to avoid Gallo wines but will give this a go in the name of the wine club.


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Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:58 pm
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Gallo will be thanking Gigglers big time!!!!

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:54 am
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Only just seeing this now :D
Will pick these up from Tesco today. Not a fan of Chardonnay but love rioja :lol:

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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:14 pm
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i'll stock up on the white when in tesco during the week. not mad about reds so will opt out of the rioja.......


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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:34 pm
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I'll try the rioja - have a feeling i've had it before but not sure. Probably won't try the white though.


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Posted: Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:57 pm
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This is delish but be careful which one you buy
there are 2 types and have very similar labels
Don't buy the one that says FINCA on it

ENJOY!

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:20 pm
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just had a glass of the five oaks and its okay. Could probably be a bit colder so back in the fridge till later. Good value and it probably would be nice on a summers night chilled.


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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:14 pm
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Iv had this Rioja before and I really like it. Its a red I drink on its own rather than with food. As for the white I wasn't mad about it, I found it quite tasteless, bland and had no bite to it...Having said that Im not really a white drinker. :)


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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:16 pm
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Couldn't for the life of me remember the name of the wine today when I was in Tesco so bought a different one for tonight - will get the club wine(s) tomorrow night.

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Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:36 pm
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Got the red tonight. DH didn't know it was the wine club wine but it's one we drink a lot! I've had a tough week so I have a feeling when we polish off other bottle I'll probably have a glass or two of this... :biggrin:

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:06 am
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Had the Rioja tonight. This is a wine that we've drank a lot of it but I've never actually 'reviewed' it!

Read the garb on the back of the bottle and I felt it didn't meet it's description. It did smell of vanilla, that was about it! It wasn't rich or spicey. It was very light I felt for a rioja esp as it was part tempranillo. But I managed to drink half a bottle of it and would definitely drink it again!

And to the most important part of the review - it doesn't go with skips :huh: :huh:

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:57 pm
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me i just drink wine,
liked the rioja, would buy again
havent tried the white

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Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:53 pm
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HappyPair wrote:
I'm a seasoned wine drinker but apart from the mid or après munchies I tend NOT to associate any wine as tasting better with food. As in if I don't like the taste of the wine I certainly wouldn't think to try it with food?
Anybody else just DRINK wine?!


Mostly, we drink wine on its own. 'Glugging' wine is what we unpretentiously call it here. Though we do tend to drink a good wine with our dinner on a Saturday night - late dinner when the kids are in bed. Can't beat a good glugging wine though :biggrin:

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