Saturday, October 22, 2016

Bring the Brini.

Hee, hee!  I had forgotten all about this bottle of Lambrini that I had brought back from England with me last April.  Marketed almost exclusively to women, Lambrini is a cheap, sweet, low alcohol, sparkling perry that is produced in Liverpool.  A lot of good things have come out of Liverpool over the years.  However, Lambrini isn't one of them.
I had meant to do a blind tasting of the Lambrini with Vinomaker this summer whilst Thud was visiting, but I forgot.  I thought it would have been an entertaining tasting for me and Thud to share the Lambrini with someone who had never tasted it before.  Then I completely forgot all about the Lambrini again - until just yesterday when I spotted it in my wine-stash (whilst looking for a particular vintage of something altogether more serious).  Time for some Lambrini-larks.
Well, it wasn't much of a test for Vinomaker, as he immediately deduced that the tipple in his glass was not made from grapes.  He's good. Still, I wasn't altogether disappointed in my quest for cheap entertainment at Vinomaker's expense: his face upon first tasting the perry had to be seen to be believed.  He very quickly poured himself a glass of a 2015, Miner Family Viognier.

6 comments:

Thomas said...

Why the name, Lambrini?

Dennis Tsiorbas said...

I'm with Vinomaker and the Miner!

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: I think they were trying to sound like Lambrusco. Perhaps with a bit of Martini Bianco thrown in!

NHW: Good choice.

Thomas said...

VG: I figured as much, but then wondered that is so stupid could it really be true? I suppose it could be true. We in the industry bamboozle ourselves thinking that the public has caught up with wine. Not so, is't?

Vinogirl said...

Tomasso: 'Tis true. I'm sure this stuff sells by the tanker load, it is marketed very well. There is something out there for everyone.

Thud said...

Easy on Huyton there kidda!