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

Monthly Archives: January, 2011

Spy Valley Gewurtztraminer 2009

… makes an F-117 Stealth Fighter look a bit indiscrete and rough round the edges

The Wine Society’s Rioja Crianza 2006

… will give you some youth, some punch, some spunk. And all for just £7.

Corriente Del Bio 2009, Pinot Noir

… is serious, poised and (at time of writing) rather good value

Come with me to a new and wholesome land!

In which Old Parn introduces the masses to his newly designed blog

Prieler Pinot Blanc, Seeberg 2009, Burgenland

… will take you down a crispy duck boulevard. But quietly.

Review: Chateau de la Grave Caractere 2005, Bordeaux

…will bloom, big & magnificent, in your gob

Change is coming to Old Parn

In which the eponymous Old Parn tantalises his readers with distant prospects and promises

Review: Bollinger Special Cuvee Champagne

… will remind you why celebration is — and e’er will be — fizzy