Norman Archer, better known as ‘Nobby’ a 46 year-old tramp from Birmingham is said to be ‘Delighted and stunned’ after his review of a selection of popular drinks was published in the wine coinnoseur’s magazine, Decanter.
Archer’s article descibed several wines from his cellar including a 2010 Aldi Sangriana ‘Excellent bouquet accompanied by a pleasing aftertaste, a perfect accompaniment to a dropped bag of chips found on the pavement.’
Next Archer tried a fruity little Buckfast 2010 ‘Opinions vary on the correct temperature at which to serve this wine. I tend to keep it fairly warm by hiding it down my pants as I run out of the supermarket. Which I must say, adds something to the final boquet when you are drinking it straight from the bottle.’
Archer’s final taste was a Tesco own-brand advocaat which he described as ‘Initially pleasing but perhaps responsible for a digestive incident which meant I had to find a new sleeping bag after the ninth bottle.’
Decanter magazine’s Steven Spurrier said he was delighted to award Archer a bottle of Gevrey-Chambertin Clos St-Jacques 1966 for his in-depth reviews, but Archer said he was ‘Unable to accept the kind gift and wondered if you might be able to provide me with 12 cans of Tennants Super as the alternative.’