A little something for Valentine’s Day, Billecart Salmon Brut Rose

Feb 04, 13 A little something for Valentine’s Day, Billecart Salmon Brut Rose

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Alright lovers, it’s that time of year again – Valentine’s Day!! I know, I know, many of you may be rolling  your eyes but let’s face it, if you don’t do something on Feb.14th, you’re going to be in big trouble with your significant other. Going out to dinner is VERY romantic on Valentines Day, you and a 1000 other couples all smushed into a restaurant with that special (overpriced) ‘Valentines Day Menu’- where all the tables have been converted into ‘romantic’ two tops, situated cheek by jowl with red and pink streamers, cupids floating overhead and roses galore as decoration. Rather than share your one big romantic evening of the year with everyone else, wouldn’t you rather have a quiet, un-rushed, candle lit dinner at home with your sweetie? And, we all know no evening dedicated to Eros would be complete without rosé champagne (well, you can’t ditch all the accoutrements that go with V-Day). To help you out, Billecart-Salmon are running a special giveaway this year. If you buy a full sized bottle of their Brut Rosé, Blanc de blanc Grand Cru or Vintage 2004, they’ll throw in a half bottle of the Brut Rosé just to keep the magic of the evening going. This offer is valid from 1st to 14th of February at participating retailers (subject to availability, first come, first served).  I can tell you that Berry Bros & Rudd, Hedonism Wines and Fortnum & Mason are just a few of the retailers involved along with various others around the UK. To see the full list of retailers giving away half bottles of Billecart Rosé, click here. I have always enjoyed Billecart’s Brut Rosé, a delicate champagne with fine bubbles, an aromatic nose and delicate but divine flavours of fresh red fruits, good as an aperitif or perhaps a dessert of fresh strawberries topped with whipped cream – I’m sure you can find other uses for any left-over whipped cream later in the evening…like, putting it in your coffee 😉 Happy Valentine’s Day from The Wine...

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Berry Brothers joins the Twitterati-TTL and biodynamic wines

Berry Brothers & Rudd, only the oldest wine merchant in the world, wine purveyor to The Queen, rumoured to have  labrynthine cellars that stretch from St. James to Buckingham Palace – Has joined the twitterati. Not only have they joined the twitterati @winematters , they even did a Twitter Taste live from said cellars last week. The Winesleuth and Wine90 couldn’t make it to the cellars (we don’t like spiders) so we settled in at my house, anxiously awaiting the DHL guy who delivered the wines and then joined in via Twitter. This wasn’t any old wine tasting, it was a biodynamic wine tasting. I didn’t know this but BBR carry an extensive range of organic and now biodynamic wines. Are biodynmic wines any better or worse?  We were the judge. There were 3 wines on tasting: 2007   Mâcon, Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon (Stelvin) — Héritiers du Comte Lafon  £11.95 2006   Vacqueyras, Garrigues, Domaine Montirius — Montirius — France  £11.95 2006   L’As, Coteaux du Languedoc, Mas Conscience — Mas Conscience — France £15.40 Here’s what we thought of the Vacqueyras… A big thanks to Berry Brothers & Rudd and to Rob over at WineConversation for inviting us and getting the wines to my house just in time! Follow us on twitter! @winematters  (BBR’s tweets) @thewinesleuth  @wine90 Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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