March 14, 2011 0

Pinot Gris and Vuvuzela at Waitrose for Red Nose (2 videos)

By in Tasting, The Butler Wine-Show

Time for a tasting with the genial Jean Yves, wine specialist from Waitrose Brighton. We’re trying our top tip from the whites Waitrose have put forward for Comic Relief.

10% of all sales of certain wines go back to the charity and the list includes this fabulous Pinot Gris from Wither Hills New Zealand. Worth every penny of £9.99 (a quid of which goes back to the charity remember).

This also gives us a chance to read out some of the wine related puns you sent in for the red nose shows. We narrowed it down to the wine puns as some, if not all, of the others were too filthy or offensive to be read aloud!!

Shame on you…

I was just out shopping in my Elvis outfit (guess where I keep my wallet) when we realised we were in Waitrose which is supporting Comic Relief with Wine Relief.

Founded by Jancis Robinson, Wine Relief encourages the big retailers to give 10% of the sale price on certain wines back to Red Nose Day on March 18th.

Waitrose does wine well. They have a great range and invest back in the industry with education programmes and even their own English vineyard at Leckford. So I don’t mind, in this programme, going through the Red Wines in the scheme.

An entry level Merlot, an interesting Sicilian Nero D’Avola blended with the rare grape Frappato. Definitely one to recommend.

Finally there is a the Spanish World Cup wine: Vuvuzela.

Great or gimmick? There’s only one way to find out, by cracking open an bottle with genial Jean Yves from Waitrose.

And cracking some of the terrible wine jokes you sent in for Red Nose Day.

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