Monday, 14 November 2016

The Man Bag Wines of BT

The Village Hall Committee decided to convert our disused local phone box, which was in a rather shabby state, into a defibrillator station. Hay and I spent a shift yesterday with grinders and wire brushes, helping to prepare it for a repaint (paint kindly supplied by BT).

On Saturday night the Friends of Old Sodbury Church held a dinner and wine tasting event in aid of the fabric of the church. We, along with some friends, attended. The wines were superb and introduced by a vintner from Bath.

Our friend, Dave, from across the road, had brought his man bag, which prompted a comparison with the contents of the ladies' bags.

There was no contest. Whereas the ladies (top two photos) had just 3 or 4 items each (keys, phone and lipstick at most), Dave (bottom photo) had a cornucopia of man-detritus which was simply staggering in quantity:
  • A wallet,
  • A change pouch,
  • Credit card wallet,
  • A password book,
  • Several computer cables, 
  • Spectacle case,
  • A miniature laptop,
  • A phone,
  • A packet of tissues.
I think that was it, but there could easily have been a kitchen sink in there that he kept hidden.

I can heartily recommend the following wines from the tasting (although not that much of a tasting as a serious quaffing):
  • Chateau Laulerie - Circus Molleux Cotes de Montravel 2015,
  • Leyda - Merlot Reserva 2015,
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle - Reisling 2014,
  • Chateau Ste. Michelle - Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Vigne e Vini - 12 e Mezzo Negroamaro del Salento 2012,
  • Leyda - Sauvignon Blanc Reserva 2016 (yes, 2016 - but southern hemisphere).
There was a Prossecco too, as well as another white, the name of which escapes me.

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