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Sunday, 15 June 2014

The thing about photography

… is that I am really really bad at it.  I suck big time, but you saw that already right. The Doll has magnificent photography genes all over her DNA (again I am stating the bleeding obvious aren't I). I do have photography genes in my DNA, the only problem is that they are badly recessive ones, and I know why this is … my Mother !!!  If I had lost my memory at some stage earlier in my life and had to rely on her family snapshots to bring it all back I would be convinced that a) I had two and a half siblings, b) my mother was nine feet tall judging by the size of her shadow on us, and c) we lived in a garage … without a door, but we did have a car.

Well you can’t have it all they say … but what I do have is an institutional wine memory and a modest  ability to do wine reviews.  The Doll does not … 

Whenever I want to buy wine accompanied by entertaining and informative conversation I head down to see Mr Albion. His store is in a little cobbled street, and it's what I imagine a wine shop in a Harry Potter movie might look like. Kinda dusty with wine everywhere, but there is logic in the seemingly unordered groaning shelves and piles on the floor. Albion buys wine he likes and he generously allows us to buy what he likes as well.

He gave me this wine to try and give him some feedback.  So … I enlisted the Doll’s help.  Here is her review ... “light coloured, with a tiny hint of sunshine coming in the window, clear and sort of sparkly.  The label would benefit from another colour to give it depth and make it easier to photograph” … and? ... “and what?” … “oh yeah, tastes nice, have I had this before?” … I did warn you didn’t I … no wine review genes at all!

Here’s what this little fun Muscat from the south of France is really like … light golden in colour, sweet Muscat perfume on the nose, juicy, grapey and moreish on the palate, low acidity, nice light floral mouthful.  The lower alcohol level makes it perfect for summer lunch time drinking as an aperitif or matched with the fresh flavours of Vietnamese food.

4 comments:

Adullamite said...

er,... your foto's are not bad at all lass....r

Stefan Jansson said...

Join flickr. And a London group. They have organised meetings where photographers go out and shoot together, you will learn a lot. And it is free. And fun.

Sharon Anck said...

That wine sounds perfect for a summer meal and the shop sounds even better. I love visiting places like that.

William Kendall said...

I'd be out of my depth even trying to review wine.

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