Category Archives: BBR

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 »

Devevey Rully Blanc 2010

It’s warming up a bit.  It’s starting to feel decidedly spring-like.  The sun is shining in between the rain showers and there’s blossom on the trees.  It’s time to try some wines for spring evenings. This bottle of Rully from Jean-Yves Devevey came from Berry Bros & Rudd.  The wine is a bright, clear, pale… Read More »

Domaine Lyrarakis Okto Kotsifali 2009

I admit, I bought this wine because I just couldn’t resist it, with the cheery octopus print on the bottle.  It’s Greek, so we had it with a lovely Mediterranean falafal flatbread salad.  It seemed like a good way to support the people of Greece in their time of austerity. I’ve had some truly awful… Read More »

Mountain View Monterey County Pinot Noir 2009

This Mountain View Monterey County Pinot Noir was a lovely colour, bright, light red.  It could be mistaken for one of Spain’s more assertive pink wines.  It smelled fresh and fruity, and that carried through to the taste, there were fresh squashed cherries and maybe some damsons.  These tasted best when it was cool. As the… Read More »

Lusco Albarino

Thee best thing about having to go to Basingstoke is being able to stop off at the Berry Bros & Rudd Outlet on the way home. It gives me a chance to pick up some interesting wines sold by passionate people at a significant discount. It’s a bin-end bonanza so sometimes wines are a little… Read More »