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The Free Thursday Tasting: Taste Off-France Vs. New Zealand Thursday 01/05/14

Hosted by Lee Isaacs & Aljoscha Wright

The Oxford Wine Company, 165 Botley Road, Oxford, OX2 0PB.

An interesting mix in this tasting. I had a white from Alsace and a red from Bordeaux going up against Aljoscha's wines from New Zealand. Our wines seemed to split the crowd down the middle with no single wine gaining an outright win. The Esk Valley Verdelho was well liked with its lovely texture and crisp fruit as was the Bon Ami, showing great berry character and some smokiness. In the end Aljoscha clinched a win. This was starting to look a little embarrassing for me! I'd steal a clear win soon, hopefully! 

Lee Isaacs - Branch Manager.