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The Free Thursday Tasting: Sauvignon Blanc & Zinfandel Thursday 06/11/14

Hosted by Lee Isaacs & Aljoscha Wright

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

We continued the theme of our taste offs for the free Thursday events but changed the format slightly with this tasting. Having exhausted all the possible countries/regions we could show over the last few months we decided to move to focusing on grape varieties. Aljoscha and I had to show a white and red from the chosen varieties and pitch them against each other as before.

For this tasting we featured Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel/Primitivo. This was my first real victory! I showed the light, clean and grassy Franschoek Cellars Sauvignon which was more popular than Aljsocha's Tariquet from southern France. When it came to the reds my Italian Primitivo just edged Aljoscha's Burlesque Zinfandel

Lee Isaacs - Branch Manager.