What We’re Drinking

Dan

My favourite cider is TyGwyn from a brother business partnership in Monmouthshire. This stuff is 100% apple juice made by one person with Dabinett apples. When it comes to wine I love blends as they’re inherently rich. Chateau Fontârèche Corbières gets my vote for its blend of 4 grapes in a bottle.

Joe

Beers:

Augustiner Edelstoff – Germany
Beavertown Black Betty Dark IPA – London
Brew by Numbers 0109 Saison – London
Westmalle Dubbel – Belgium

Wines:
Raats – Red Jasper – South Africa

This is a blend of 85% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, and 2.5% each of Merlot and Petit Verdot. Raised for 16 months in French oak (20% new), over the last 12 months it has evolved a more classic, tobacco-tinged bouquet that remains very well defined. The palate is also less fleshy, revealing its structure and agreeable austerity that renders this very “classic” in style. The acidity is perfectly in tune with the fruit with an almost fourisquare finish. This is a perfect Claret blend with very affordable price!

Mara Martin – Godello – Spain

Gentle stone fruit nose, with a bold apricot palate – really fresh and quite creamy in texture. There is no oak here to get in the way and the wine has an assertive and satisfying quality to it. A very nice specimen of a white Spanish… wine! Native to Galicia, Godello is a rediscovered variety with huge potential to make flavourful, distinctive wines, yet retains the purity and freshness for which the region is famous for. Monterrei is particularly suited to the production of aromatic white wines, thanks to the cooling influence of both the sea and the extensive local river network. Delicious and refreshing!

Watson

Puddles and stale water from a dirty bowl.
Carrots and apples as well!