Sunday, July 15, 2012

Achaia Clauss: Vin de Pays du Peloponnese.

Whilst doing a bit of (late) spring cleaning I came across this empty bottle.  It sort of ties in with my most recent posts about older wines - except this wine wasn't old when I purchased it (on Ithaca, or perhaps Cephalonia).  Carried all the way back to California, via Liverpool, I have fond memories of sharing this light-lemony-lovely wine with Vinomaker.  A blend of Roditis, Chardonnay and Ugni blanc, at only 11 % alcohol this was a very enjoyable tipple.
The good thing about wine is that you buy it, you consume it, it's gone, it doesn't gather dust.  We humans tend to hold on to too much stuff.  This bottle is now history:  you can't take it with you.

8 comments:

NHwineman said...

Vinogirl, this is in memory of past wines loved, but remembered:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEGvMaVs2Dg

Thud said...

I can get monkey to pick up another bottle as he is off there in a couple of weeks.

Vinogirl said...

NHW: Favourite, old songs always bring back good memories - a bit stronger than wine memories.

Thud: No, that's OK. We will have to plan our own trip.

Rate My Sausage said...

The only Greek wine I can recall is called Panteleimon (?), renamed Pandemonium for the after effects.

About Last Weekend said...

Sounds delish and very redolent of time with tootsies in white sand and blue seas. So true about wine - drinking is very eco on every level, that's my excuse!

Vinogirl said...

RMS: I think I've had a few bottles of that in my time!

ALW: Ahh, yes...there is no where like the Med. Oh, and thanks for another excuse to imbibe.

phlegmfatale said...

You can't take it with you, but how sweet is the memory you DO take with you. :)

Vinogirl said...

Phlegmmy: You are so right.