Pas Pinot mais Pineau..

February 23, 2010

At last I have found a bottle of the delectable Pineau des Charentes in Hampshire!

Today I visited ‘The General wine company’ in Petersfield.

What a lovely independent wine merchants. They focus on France with a good geographical range and some tasty high-end specials. And they had Pineau! This juice/brandy mixture is perfect evening quaffing.

What with low sales of French wines at the moment and a general leaning towards sweeter liquids for the mass market maybe this is what our Gallic neighbours should be pushing…

In any case I will be consuming this opulent aperitif as of the now:

Pineau des Charentes, Coteaux de Saintonge from G.Vallein £11.99 per 75cl.

It’s not cheap but a must try for any novice.

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