1 EAGLETON NOTES: Such a Disappointment

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Sunday, 10 May 2009

Such a Disappointment

There was a time when I knew my wines reasonably well in that I was aware, for example, of the best years for a Barolo that I could afford. To be honest as my wine consumption and the breadth of wines available in the supermarkets has increased my knowledge has decreased. and I rarely get my wine from a specialist wine merchant any more. However I still hanker after (origin Scriptor?) the Barolos I used to drink. Barolo is generally regarded as one of the 'safe' wines from Italy that is consistently good. I have to say that the ones I have bought in the last few years have been a disappointment. Anyway Gaz and I were in Oddbins yesterday and I saw a single bottle of Barolo remaining on the shelf. I always think that a single bottle is a good sign. So Gaz bought it.

We drank it last night. Oh dear. Of course it was acceptable. But not special. Certainly not worth its £22.

But, hey, if that's the greatest disappointment one faces in a day life can't be that bad.

2 comments:

  1. 'Hanker' will feature on words tommorow!

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  2. Scriptor,
    It's because there was Okie word residue still lurking around.....
    :^)
    You ain't heard nuthin' 'til you've heard a redneck have a hankerin' for somethin'.... (usually a chicken-fried steak with LOTS of gravy...) (Although I don't fit that category well as a vegetarian...)
    :^) ;^) :^)

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