Birds&Bats Wine Productions - Wines of Momentary Destination
It's arrived! 'The Spectre' Riesling has arrived, finally, from Germany. A little later than we wanted, but better late than never. Which almost happened after our man in Germany decided to hit us with a few unexpected financial fisticuffs. Nice. More lessons learned and a bitter sweet end to what was a fantastic vintage for Birds&Bats.
Blogging is difficult when faced with adversity. And it's taken a lot of Positive Mental Attitude to sort myself out to write this blog (the ill-fated Land Rover, Semele, star of previous blogs and now having to be sold, due to being too much feckin trouble to deal with, has also been the cause of much discontent). But now, with the summer fast approaching, 'The Spectre' is now available to all. You lucky punters, you.
Our biggest supporter Vinoteca, will be the first to have the wine (next Wednesday) and will be selling it online, too. So hit them up for nationwide orders and pop into their four London wide locations (Chiswick, Soho, Farringdon and Marylebone) to have a bottle with some of their wonderful food offerings.
We are currently in chats with potential new customers and working on orders and deliveries for current peoples, so keep your eyes peeled for new info on where and when to get your mitts on a bottle.
While I'm at it, I may as well fill you in with what been going of these past few months. Of course, endless apologies for the sporadic nature of the blogs.
It's been a busy few months for both Birds and Bats, who had been apart for some time for the first part of the year as Bats buggered off to the Yarra Valley working vintage at Domaine Chandon and Birds, remaining in Germany, bottled and labelled 'The Spectre'. Upon returning to the UK, Birds worked for the International Wine Challenge, which proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences, not least because she got the opportunity to try wines other than Riesling, for the first time in six months (obvs there's nothing wrong with Riesling, you understand, but there's so much wine out there!), so that was good.
Since their reunion April, B+B have been working on promoting 'The Spectre', attending as many tastings as possible, working wine events in the capital and generally getting back into the groove of things. Plus, planning the next projects, which seem to be coming around quickly, but the 'don't stop me know feeling' is well and truly established.
Future events will be the London Wine Fair, where 'The Spectre' will be available to taste at the Plumpton College table (unsure right now where that will be located, but will be sure to tweet about it), where Bats will be there to tell you all about it and pour it in your gobs. Birds will be working at the event for the International Wine Challenge, but I'm sure she will be able to pop down and join in for a bit.
In case you missed it, Bats has updated the 'Everything in the Bottle' and 'Vital Statistics', so have a butchers at that info and get yourself up to speed with the new Wines of Momentary Destination wine.