Friday, 15 June 2012
Christmas Tutti Fruti - Sixth Bottle (B3), 6th June 2012
I found something cloying about this wine. It was like drinking fruit that had tipped into over-ripeness. The other drinkers; Claire, Bob and Judith; disagreed, and thought this as good as ever. We drank it to slices of courgettes and cucumber stuffed with lamb mince baked in a tomato sauce and then to a spiced orange and ginger cake that Judith had brought with her. She did her usual "This will taste awful" shtick but, as ever, it was delicious. There has only been once where Judith has presented food, declaring "You won't like it" and been proved right. This was her infamous spiced apple cake that was grey and tasted like it had been made in the 1940s with powdered egg during the height of sugar rationing. It is not a cake that anyone will quickly forget.