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Royal Somlo J Juhfark

This bottle looked decidedly Alsacian, possibly German, but it’s Hungarian.  It arrived in a mixed bargain box from Berry Brothers and Rudd, who always have something interesting on offer in their sales. The wine starts out being interesting, instead of a cork it has an elegant glass stopper under the foil.  I don’t know why,… Read More »

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 »