The collected wine-tastings & wine-ramblings of one who prefers to describe wines with metaphors, not percentages

Monthly Archives: December, 2010

Millton Te Arai Vineyard Chenin Blanc, 2007, Gisborne

… sheds its steely heiress exterior, switches on some jazz and dances west coast swing

Waitrose Solera Jerezana Dry Amontillado Sherry

… is more rough-hewn oak than IKEA pine veneer

Castelmaure Grand Cuvee 2005, Corbieres

… would be good in a scrap with some orcs

Freshly squeezed orange juice, 2010

… is not a wine, but is still one of the nicest things I’ve drank this year

Wine tasting to be defunct by 2030?

… In which I tell of scientific advances in automated taste-categorisation

Knockon Wood 2007

… is a big old pornstar

Piemonte Barbera 2009, Marks & Spencer

… tastes of chunder

A word on ratings

In which the venerable Parn explains (for those who care to know) the intricacies of his rating system

El Quintanal Ribera del Duero 2009, Rioja

…probably won’t metamorphose into a champion

Brindisi Rosso Vigna Flaminio, 2006 (Vallone)

… will make you shout aloud with joy