As another week of lockdown drags on here in Sydney, I’m looking for inspiration on what to drink. So I’m asking you – what delicious alcoholic drinks have you been buying (and drinking) this month?
For some bizarre reason I decided I needed more Amarone in my life recently (because I clearly like sinking shitloads of money into a wine I may not love), but eyeing off more Sforzato from Tenuta Scersce instead…
Otherwise, after diving into a whole smorgasbord of Alsace samples recently (more on that in the next few weeks), I’ve ended up buying some 2019 Weinbach Riesling (because it’s delicious), and some Jean Louis Chave Saint Joseph.
On Riesling, I was all geared up to buy some 2021 Grosset Polish Hill Riesling until I saw the price ($72? I’d rather drink 3 bottles of this Torzi Matthews instead).
Meanwhile, on the beer front, I was underwhelmed by the slightly unbalanced new Modus Operandi Neon Nectar Hzy (Modus are slipping FWIW) and the less said about the middling new Buckettys West Coast IPA the better (why did I buy so many?). I absolutely loved the Balter Cryomofo West Coast IPA, and the new Electric Wonderland is also good (but has a distracting pineapple vibe too).
If there is a single star beer performer, it is surely Mountain Culture. Please, just take my money for all your beer. The ‘Less Culty’ IPA I had on the weekend is another winner, although it was a close tussle between that and the superhero that is the White Bay Brewing Co. West Coast IPA (of which I’m just about to finish a second case).
Enough about me, what beer/wine/drinks have you been buying, drinking (and loving)?
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