The Mysterious Case of the Disappearing Wine Note Book Add/Read Comments
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In addition to a great many tasting notes, many destined to be written up on Spittoon, there were two full articles planned for the Guardian, the notes and thoughts on the Montes Alpha range (the 'gimmick' being to serve the wines with specific music) and several very interesting wine and food matching experiments. Greatly saddened it has vanished.
My memory recall is not great; wracking my brains for a descriptive of a wine tasted last week is bad enough, let alone something slurped back in May! But my pictures folder has many shots destined to accompany those notes; one being the Montes Alpha Syrah used here.
This amply flavoured, high alcohol (14.5%) wine was an absolute joy with a little Grana Padano cheese even with Pavarotti belting out Nessun Dorma in the background. Love the wine, not a fan of the music. Did it change my perception of the wine... impossible to say with or without my notes. All I do know is that the four wines supplied were deliciously excellent.
"When a particular style of music is heard it stimulates or 'primes' specific areas in the brain. Subsequently when wine is tasted these areas of the brain are already active and prime us to taste the wine in a corresponding way"
Wine Tasting Note: Montes Alpha Syrah, 2006, Colchagua Valley, Chile
Stockist: Waitrose, Tesco Price: £10.99 [More on Adegga/Snooth]
Great with Cheese - Grana Padano especially. Alcohol 14.5%.
[ out of 5] Scribblings Rating - 92/100