Where: The German Gymnasium, 1 King’s Boulevard, London N1C 4BU
2014 Chardonnay, Umbrele, Viila Timisului, Romania £19.50
You’re getting top class Chardonnay for under £20 a bottle, just by daring to experiment with Romania. Great zippy lemony Chardonnay fruit flavours, combine with a nice clean stretch of acidity to make this bloomin’ good quaffin’ wine but also a wonderful partner with a bit of Weiner Schnitzel.
2010 Chateau Grillet, Rhone Valley, £290.00
Yep, this is going to burn a hole in the wallet, especially if you move on to a second bottle, but this is the world’s finest Viognier, from perhaps its greatest exponent in the Rhone and whilst your bank manager will be a bit miffed, your tastebuds will love its creamy, lychee and lime fruit flavours and extraordinary length. Sell one of the kids if you have to…