An American Werewolf in London with Wine
Thank you so much to everyone that joined us at The Electric for An American Werewolf in London on Thursday night . .
If you're reading this then that means you escaped the clutches of the werewolf, congratulations!
Read on for details on all the wines from the evening, a ghastly gallery of photos and a whole bunch of Werewolf trivia.
Wine 1 - The Uncommon Bubbly Rosé, England - Waitrose £5, 250ml can
Tank method English sparkling rosé made from the red Champagne grapes of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier grown in Kent, Hampshire & Surrey
Fresh strawberries and raspberries on the nose, with a touch of citrus on the palate
Wine 2 – Bowler and Brolly English Cuvee, England - Aldi £8.99
It says Bowler and Brolly on the label but it's actually from top English wine makers, Denbies.
Mostly made from the Bacchus grape, England's answer to Sauvignon Blanc, this crisp fresh white offers notes of lemon, lime and mineral.
Wine 3 – Chateau St Michelle Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington State, USA - Waitrose £9.99
Made from Riesling grapes with a touch of Viognier, grown in the Pacific North West's cool climate Columbia Valley in Washington State. This is a dry area with plenty of sunshine. The vines are watered by snow melt.
Aromas & flavours Peach, honey, clover, crisp apple. A delicious wine, perfect with Asian food.
Wine 4 – Dark Horse Malbec, Central Valley, California, USA - Tesco £8.50
Malbec comes from France but has made its home in Argentina. This drop comes from neither, it is Californian, crafted by the hands of wine maker Beth Liston. The popular Dark Horse Winery make some fantastic wines at a great price from more typical grapes grown in California such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Merlot and Chardonnay. I can recommend all of them to you.
Notes of plum and blackberry, a hint of spice and a plush velvety finish.
Wine 5 – Canyon Springs Shiraz, California - Aldi £8.99
Canyon Springs is a catch-all name by Aldi for their Californian Wine range but this is actually made by Eagle Rock Vineyards. Mostly Shiraz with a touch of Petit Verdot. Two grapes that, again come from France. In France you'll see Shiraz referred to as Syrah.
We've enjoyed each of the Canyon Springs wines that we've tried especially the Zinfandel. Maybe it's the Wooooooooolf on the label!?
Juicy black cherry and ripe blackcurrant with hints of summer strawberry, pepper and spice.