When Mr English is home, one of our favourite things to do is pop to No 2 Pound Street in Wendover. It’s a lovely little place – part wine shop/part deli. They sell an amazing selection of cheese and other lovely bits, and an equally fab selection of wines. They concentrate on the slightly more unusual, organic, small-producer type wines, so you’ll always find something a bit different in there. They usually have four or five different wines on offer by the glass, so we pop in for a glass or two and one of their delicious deli platters:
I was in the mood for a glass of white, so lovely Howie, knowing that I like a more rounded white wine, recommended the Sybille Kuntz Riesling (and yes, there was a bit of sniggering. Sorry Sybille). It’s dry to slightly off-dry I’d say, and tastes delicious – peachy, with hints of honey and quite floral. I loved it (not my finest picture, sorry):
Howie’s second recommendation was this gorgeous Delheim Chenin Blanc. Peachy and soft balanced with some nice lemony acidity. Two out of two for me.
Mr English went for something completely different. This Dominio de Tares Cepas Viejas red is made from Mencia grapes. It’s strong, spicy and very unusual, but not unpleasantly so, it reminded me of some sort of cherry liqueur but without the sweetness. It would be perfect for Christmas too.
And as we were leaving, we treated ourselves to this little beauty. I’ll let you know what it tastes like when we open it!