Whenever I look for red wines, I tend to gravitate to wines where the description refers to 'velvety soft tannins'. I like a wine that doesn't give me a shudder, yet that is strong enough to feel like I'm drinking something meaningful. This Primitivo is exactly what it says on the bottle. Made of Primitivo grapes in Southern Italy, I personally like it alongside a bag of Heatwave Dorito's, a decent firm cheese, or it's at its best with a generous helping of spag-bog (spag-bol if you're southern apparently). Actually any Italian dish seems to work well. That said, it's not hard to drink on its own either. It's 13.5% abv, so it's got some kick and it's nice a fruity, or maybe juicy is a better term. Cost-wise it's around £7, which is a pretty damned good price. I tend to buy it when they have their 25% deal on as it makes a nice match for their Douro, (which means that I can buy the required number to get the discount). However both wines run-out often, so if you see it available it's best to buy it.
Bored with drinking alone and longing for the club to be back together again, a group of members connected on a MS Teams call to catch-up, share the names of good wines they had tasted and to discuss the answers to our second club quiz. I can't say that we collectively did that well at the quiz, with an average of 53.7 correct answers across the group. But it provided a bit of fun on a quiet Wednesday evening and we also learned a few things about wine along the way. The quiz was compiled from the best of the 10's of free online quizzes about wine. If you would like to take the quiz yourself and to see your results, simply click on the quiz to the right of these words. The quiz and our answers are also downloadable as a pdf.