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This week's wine choices are full of moreish drinkability

This week's wine choices are full of moreish drinkability

Domaine Renardat-Fache, Cerdon Bugey AOC 2020

Domaine Renardat-Fache, Cerdon Bugey AOC 2020

Domaine le Roc, Roc’Ambulle Pét-Nat Rosé

Domaine le Roc, Roc’Ambulle Pét-Nat Rosé

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry 2021

Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore DOCG Extra Dry 2021

Marchiori Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut

Marchiori Prosecco Superiore DOCG Brut

Santa Tresa Il Grillo Vino Spumante Brut

Santa Tresa Il Grillo Vino Spumante Brut

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This week's wine choices are full of moreish drinkability

Is there a wine that brings you back to a time and a place, transplanting you in the moment when a vivid memory was made? Maybe it was your first glass of unfailingly uplifting bubbles, or an exceptional vintage, or an unusual blend of grapes that were particularly pleasing to your palate. Perhaps it was simply that the company or context were so special as to etch an unforgettable impression of the wine shared.

My wine of the week is one such Proustian portal. I discovered it in the late summer of 2020 at Dax Restaurant on Pembroke Street, just as that very first, very surreal lockdown was being tentatively lifted. It was all so weird. The empty city streets where foxes roamed in daylight like they owned them. The hand spray and the visors and the ‘no pub to meet in for a quick drink first’. I was giddy to see an old, beloved friend in a beautiful restaurant, nervous to be adjusting to our new reality, and overwhelmed by the intensity of it all. I was in need of a delicious drink to settle me.


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