Wine Review: El Burro Kick Ass Garnacha 2011

What can I say? This is kick ass Grenache – wonderfully rich, soft ripe cherries with a touch of leathery spice.  Well balanced, and well priced! Get it while you can from Farro Fresh or First Glass.  Something for when winter digs it’s heels in, and fantastic value for around $16! As you can tell I had to buy more than one bottle because this wine … Continue reading Wine Review: El Burro Kick Ass Garnacha 2011

Wine review: La Gitana – Hidalgo

If you didn’t know this already, Sherry is sexy.  London has a dozen bars (La Pepito, Jose’s and more), dedicated to the drink.  I was curious to see what the fuss was about, and was recommended to try La Gitana from Bodegas Hidalgo by my flatmate who just so happens to work at Highbury Vintners. La Gitana is a dry Manzanilla sherry from Hidalgo, one … Continue reading Wine review: La Gitana – Hidalgo

Txakoli is pronounced “Chakoli”

On a recent trip to Bilbao and Getxo in the Basque region of Spain  I had to taste one of their unique local wines – Txakoli.  For a start the name threw me, we don’t get taught how to pronounce ‘tx’ in English.  Secondly, selecting a bottle was also difficult, having never drunk it before it was hard to know what was good so I … Continue reading Txakoli is pronounced “Chakoli”

Review: Lagar de Bouza Albarino 2007

This label screams party! It’s bright, it’s loud, and it’s ready to bring the good times in Spanish! As we could only understand very basic Espanol, this wine was a lot of fun to try in that we had no expectations of what it would taste like and nothing to refer it to. Our first impression was that it was very honeyed with melon notes, … Continue reading Review: Lagar de Bouza Albarino 2007