Category Archives: Red

Uncle Zin Appassimento

I’m a fan of Zinfandel. I’m a fan of Primitivo. I’m a fan of Apassimento. I’m a fan of big robust looking bottles. I’m a fan of Spaghetti Westerns. If you were to pull together a marketing focus group to design a bottle of wine I might buy, then this is probably what it would… 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 »

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 »

Luis Alegre Koden Rioja Alavesa

I was staying in a pub up in Lancashire, the purpose of my trip was a funeral, but as ever on such occasions it was good to get together with family for a meal and some fond reminiscences. With a big table of diners all choosing different dinner options there was no point in trying… Read More »