7 Days in a Boat.

June 18, 2012

There was a fashion this year to take the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday following the Jubilee as holidays and have a big long stretch with no work. At Connolly's, it was Ed who was lucky enough to be granted this time off to do as he pleased and he chose to spend it on a canal boat, with a handful of friends and such a variety of quality wines, ales and spirits that Oliver Reed, George Best and Boris Yeltsin would all have blushed, and I'm going to tell you a little about two of them now.

Firstly, a little bottle of wine by the name of Priorato (or Priorat in Catalan.) It's a big, rich Spanish number from a blend of Carinena and Garnacha Tinto grapes. In the more modrern wines, you'll find decreasing amounts of Carinena and more Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Ours, however, is a classic blend, with loads of body, spice and bags of black fruity goodness.

As you may well imagine, cans of Carling are not the order of the day on a week long canal boat trip round the sunny English countryside, but good local Brummie ale was most certainly on the menu. We're big fans of the two towers brewery which is right round the corner from our Livery Street store and they make some absolutely top class ales. The IPA is nice and fruity, their bitter has loads of warm hoppy character and the porter they make is rich, creamy and tastes just brilliant.

That's all really apart to say we hope everyone enjoyed the Jubilee, we certainly did. If you need stocking up again, pop in and say hello.

 





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