Life through the lens...

By ValC

Signs of Spring

Tiny buds of Kerria Japonica. Also known as Japanese Rose.
I thought I had lost this plant after the Beast From The East last year,but it is a hardy plant, and soon shoots were sprouting again.
Now the first buds have appeared, and I am looking forward to the bright yellow flowers once again.

We really enjoyed last nights wine tasting, entitled “ Golden Oldies”.
Certainly some old wines tasted.
The oldest was a Spanish Rioja. Faustino I Gran Reserva 1995.
It tasted very fresh and fruity. Even after 24 years.
Nigel, our presenter, explained how wines age, and why some taste better for aging.
A very interesting and informative tasting.
My favourite of the evening was a sweet wine from France.
Chateau Belingard Monbazillac 1996.
We visited the town of Monbazillac many years ago, and after tasting the sweet wines then I have always been a fan. Not often seen on the shelves over here unfortunately.
This one was a wonderful golden colour, honey delicious, and gorgeous. We had it with apple crumble and custard.
Another great evening at The Manor Golf Club, Drighlington.

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