Category Archives: Laithwaites

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 »

Cabeza de Toro Bobal 2013

I’m a sucker for a cool label and this Cabeza de Toro Bobal has an uber cool label.  Quite why you’d call a wine “Bull’s Head” I don’t know, but there’s plenty of pubs in England called The Bull’s Head and I don’t know why they are names that way either.  At least the pub… Read More »

Famille Perrin Cotes du Ventoux Rouge 2012

When I hear “Ventoux” my first thought is always the Tour de France stage, rather than the appellation.  Unlike most wines, I get to see the slopes where this wine is grown on TV every year, and it goes past much slower than most Tour de France countryside.  The Mont Ventoux stage is brutal, and… Read More »