Lobo e Falcão – Wolf and Falcon

This Portuguese wine arrived in a mixed case from Laithwaites. To make life easy for everyone, the makers not only call it Lobo e Falcao, they also put [Wolf and Falcon] underneath, with a picture of a wolf and, you guessed it, a falcon on the label.  The falcon is a bit alarming, as it’s… Read More »

Aluado Chardonnay

Much as I love Portugal, I’ve never really got to grips with the language.  I can have a vague stab at reading bits of Portuguese, using the remnants of my school Latin and Camino de Santiago Spanish, but my listening skills, which are always a little dodgy if the person doesn’t respond with one of… Read More »

Le Champ des Etoiles Chardonnay

I wasn’t super excited about trying this wine.  It comes in a decidedly dull bottle.  The label looks like it was someone trying real hard to make fancy-schmancy looking wedding invitations in Microsoft Publisher having read the business card design advice in American Psycho and discovered a font that made them feel special on a… Read More »

Majestic Loves Chardonnay

Since Majestic took over Naked Wines, or Naked Wines took over Majestic, depending on your perspective, the most visible signs have been Majestic taking on the Naked Wines approach to marketing.  The multibuy deals have been added to with “free” wine glasses if you buy a certain number of wines at certain times, and the… Read More »

Quetzal Chardonnay Chenin Blanc Mexican Wine

I’d never had a Mexican wine before, which is not that surprising, as I’ve never been to Mexico either.  I’ve eaten a lot of TexMex food which I’ve enjoyed a lot, but I suspect the closest I’ve ever come to eating Mexican food is in Detroit, just north of Canada!  Detroit’s West Side has a… Read More »

Caesar Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

Sometimes a wine is remembered more for a sense of place and time rather than the flavours it brings to the table.  This is very much one of those wines.  We were in Dublin when the city was awash with Americans who had just seen a College football game between Georgia Tech and Boston College… Read More »