Author Archives: Golly GumDrops

Principe de Viana Edicion Blanca

This Principe de Viana Edicion Blanca came in a mini selection box from Sipp wines.  It was an introductory trial box which oddly had one white, one red and two sparking wines.  I know it’s coming up to Christmas and all things are sparkly, but that seems an odd way to showcase wines.  That said, I… Read More »

St Andrea Aldas Egri Bikaver

We’ve been living it up in Central Europe, having fun in Austria and Hungary, whilst we’ve walked miles and ticked off plenty of sights and artworks from our list, we did find some time to eat and drink well too.  I didn’t expect Budapest to be a centre of fine dining, but we found some… Read More »

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 »