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  • Writer's pictureTony Elvin

Saturday Night's Alright for 'Rocketman with Wine'

Updated: Nov 16, 2021

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for 'Rocketman with Wine' on Saturday night.

Read on for details on all the wines from the evening, our gallery of photos, and a grand piano full of Rocketman trivia.

As promised, these are the star quality wines we enjoyed ...

The Elton John Collection ..

M&S Cremant de Bordeaux Rosé £9

Our replacement for Elton's Laurent Perrier Rosé. Elton served this with chocolate pudding and ice cream at his wedding to David Furnish.

A delicious drop to get us started, bursting with fresh strawberry and buttery brioche notes.

Aldi Touraine Sauvignon Blanc £6.49

Our replacement for Elton's Pouilly-Fume. Both are sauvignon blancs from the Loire Valley but the Aldi version is just 10% of the price Elton paid for the Baron de L served at his wedding, paired with Wild Mushroom Soup & Truffle Cream.

This fresh, grassy and zesty Sauvignon scores 4.75/5 on the Aldi website, poor old Baron de L only scores 4.3/5 on Vivino at £67 a bottle.

M&S Macon Village Chardonnay £10

Our replacement for Elton's decadent rider choice of Pouilly-Fuisse. Both are Chardonnay and both are from Southern Burgundy but Elton's choice is aged in oak whereas tonight's Macon Chardonnay is unoaked.

Fresh and fruity, our Macon Village Chardonnay surprised many with it's Chablis style minerality.

Il Sacrato Sangiovese / Merlot, Gruppo Cevico £7.80 Strictly Wine

Our replacement for Elton's Wedding Breakfast choice of Tuscan 50&50 Sangiovese / Merlot blend. This was served at the wedding with Beef Shortrib, caramelised onion pie, roast potatoes, parsnips with horseradish butter. For us though, this delicious Italian drop was great on it's own.

Soft, fruity and jammy. Damson, dark fruit and bramble with a touch of cocoa on the finish.

Cotes du Rhone, Guigal, Waitrose £12.59

Our replacement for Elton's rider choice of Chateauneuf du Pape. Despite our choice being from the entry level Rhone valley classification, it is produced by one of the world's greatest wineries .. Guigal.

Spice and pepper on the nose, intense black cherry on the palate with a black olive finish, this wine is complex and delicious. Incredible value at £12.59, even better at the Waitrose 'wine of the week' price of just under £10.


Tony's Rocketman Trivia

Some highlights from last night's trivia ...