Bored At My Grandma’s House – Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too

Vinous critic, Neal Martin reviews recently released albums as part of his ongoing Beyond Wine series. Although labeled "Beyond Wine", there is no need to worry about missing out on wine content. Neal makes sure to recommend the perfect wine to enjoy with his album of choice. In this review, Neal recommends a new wine, such as a 2020 Riesling, to sip on while listening to Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too. Enjoy this excerpt from Neal's album review paired with 2020 reviews from the Delectable community! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ It was via Bandcamp that I stumbled upon 19-year old Cumbrian-born but Leeds-based Amber Strawbridge, who goes under the moniker, Bored At My Grandma’s House. Great name, although one I cannot relate to because I always loved going to my grandma’s house. At least Strawbridge can idle away the hours messaging her friends. Think about the pre-Internet/Smartphone age when you would spend the hours kicking a punctured football around her garden, until it landed in the pond and then you would try to find a large stick to fish it out, by which time mum was yelling that it was time to go home. I digress. Strawbridge actually did think up the name when bored at her grandma’s house. I just hope Grandma didn’t take offense. Strawbridge has just released a handful of digital tracks via Bandcamp and other streaming services. Out on the Clue Records, debut EP Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too is her first physical release, albeit in small quantities. I snapped up an ash red vinyl edition limited to 150 copies from Resident Records in Brighton, which sold out in a blink of an eye. (I have to wait for the end of lockdown to pick it up.) She specializes in what is commonly referred to as ‘dreampop’ – lo-fi guitar with dreamy vocals. Think shoegaze, Lush or bdrmm, whose producer Alex Greaves assisted with the mixing. I would not claim it is a revolutionary sound, but what she has got going for her is a way with melodies, clever guitar motifs and that all-important multi-tracked dreamy voice. Impressively, the self-taught musician played and recorded all the tracks herself and frankly there isn’t a weak track amongst the five, the title-track the catchiest. Who knows where her career will take her. Starting out at a time like this cannot be easy. But if you have talent then you must console yourself that things will surely get easier. Wine Recommendation: For a brand new artist - maybe a brand new wine? How about the 2020 Riesling from Catherine Marshall included in my recent South African report. I would say take it around to Grandma’s house, but what with social distancing, leave it on her doorstep with a note saying: “Don’t worry Grandma, we’ll be able to hug soon. In the meantime, enjoy this delicious Riesling.” --Neal Martin, Vinous, Album Review of Bored At My Grandma’s House – Sometimes I Forget You’re Human Too , March 2021.

Familie Langguth

Erben Spätlese Riesling 2020

Sweet but not lingeringly. Very natural and smooth. So good! — 22 days ago

Hermann York Wine

Los Empleados Chavez Vineyard Red Blend 2020

Another entrant in the burgeoning So Cal winemaking scene. Met Dusty Herrmann and the York brothers when they were picking Mission and Grenache in the Bob Munoa vineyard last fall. This one is from the high desert of Antelope Valley, and is an interesting and fun field blend of Alicante Bouchet, Chardonnay, Muscat, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Viognier and Zin. Dark Rosé color, beautifully expressive nose, and light on its feet at 13.15%. Only had a small taste, but enjoyed it enough to order two bottles, along with their Mission, Alicante Bouschet Rosé and Amber Muscat. Certainly an interesting new project! — a month ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Very 😎 Antelope Valley

Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2020

Vibrant deep pink. Juicy strawberry and red cherry on the nose and the medium bodied palate. Firm, mouth-watering acidity and… oh let’s cut the pretense! This is freaking great. Full of fruit, like an Anjou, but dry and refreshing. I honestly can’t think of a better all-around rosé. You like ‘em fruity? This is your wine! You like ‘em crisp? This is your wine! But a bottle and drink it now with a salade Niçoise or soft cheese or just alone as a sipper. — 22 days ago

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Lamoreaux Landing

Finger Lakes Dry Riesling 2020

This paired really well with pierogis and cabbage. Cabbage is so hard to pair with wine! But somehow the food and wine really worked. The vegetables made the fruit in the wine pop. — a month ago

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The whole meal with wine sounds delicious!
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@Sharon B it was delightful!

Ochota Barrels

From the North Mourvèdre 2020

Transparent purple ruby with surprising density. Strawberry and blackberries. Lilac and lavender. Lactic, a little creamy. Moderate tannins. — a month ago

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Koonara

The Guardian Angel Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 2020

I got my hair done for the first time in 4 months on Friday. Between running my own full time business and #mumlife I tend to put these types of things down the bottom of my to do list. Terrible I know.

So after I got home feeling wonderful and relaxed, I just had to pop something yummy to continue the pampering and Koonara kindly gifted me this sample bottle earlier in the week so I couldn’t resist. Plus my outfit seemed to match 🤷‍♀️

The Guardian Angel 2020 Sparkling Chardonnay from Mount Gambier is named after the ‘angel’s share’. It’s typical in the wine and whiskey world when you use oak barrels for maturation. Because barrels are porousness some of the liquid inside disappears during the aging process. Therefore it’s the angels share ⭐️

We loved it! From it’s fresh lemon shade on the eye to its juicy apricot, lemon & lime sherbet and shortbread on the nose. Not to mention it’s ultra smooth mousse, balance across the palate and delicate refreshing apple driven finish. A gorgeous sparkling for only $25!

This #wine was sent to me as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy!
— a month ago

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