Retired Bloke and the cunning plan

YOU know that moment when you realise the flaw in the foolproof plan? It happened to me last night.

I was just lowering the glass of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the lips (see The Wine List #6 below) when I spotted the fly in the vin ordinaire.

The Wine List project, to sample every grape in the wine world, had seemed to  be exactly what a Retired Bloke is looking for in a plan. Pleasurable yet simple.

I was just congratulating myself, and enjoying the juice of the fruits of Marlborough, when I spotted a bottle of Touraine lurking in the wine rack. And that’s when it struck me, like some sort of viticultural thunderbolt. Geographical variations!

Two wines, same grape, but very different taste experiences. And what about the SB they produce in Spain, or Chile?

Then I thought about the ubiquitous Chardonnay, and realised things were going to be trickier than I had blithely assumed.

A spot of scientifically rigorous thinking provided me with the solution to this dilemma. I shall simply have to try them all!

That way, I can remain true to the motto of Retired Blokes everywhere: Keep Drinking and Remain Cheerful at All Times.

Cheers, everyone.


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