Glancing Back – Dec 2011

Bubbles with John Forrest

What a great night. Numbers were a little down on previous November Bubbles events, but those that attended were rewarded with a top class tasting.

We kicked off with some stills from the “Doctor” series. The purpose of this series is to create pleasant drinking wines with a
lower alcohol content. Something people can enjoy without being so concerned with the effect of the alcohol. Better health wise.

He then followed with three bubbles; Brigit, Doctors Remedy and Bubbles for Beth. All were pleasant, the Doctors remedy followed the lower alcohol theme, but the real surprise for most was the Bubbles for Beth. This was Syrah based and a red, but met with great approval. Members were more than pleasantly surprised that a bubbly based on Syrah was so enjoyable, a lovely drink to have over the festive season.


In the second half of the meeting we sampled a Duval-Leroy Fleur De Champagne, a Jean Marc Vigreux Frere, and a Mumm Cordon Rouge Brut NV. Brigit Forrest had arrived by this time and enjoyed the tasting with us. John provide comment on these wines.

A totally enjoyable evening was rounded off with a Forrest botrytis Riesling, accompanied by a rather lush fruit cake provided by Cecilia Parker.