Good news everyone! It’s 2012 and my wine cellar just aged a year. That means that every wine in my cellar sounds more impressive than it did yesterday. My 2005 Rioja collection has a more mature feel about it now that it’s 7 years old. And the great thing is that every single wine aged overnight. In the words of Ricky Bobby, “Does that blow your mind? That just happened”.
I celebrated with an ironically non-vintage Piper Sonoma from America. Check your cellar – I’m sure the same thing just happened to you.
Celebrity footballer David Beckham (Mr Posh Spice) won the MLS Cup with the LA Galaxy this week and is rumoured to sign with Paris St. Germain’s football team for next season. Perhaps that’s why he’s looking at the Korbel “champagne” with complete disdain. What would the French say about celebrating with Korbel? It’s the sort of thing that could ruin a man.
"Get that American plonk out of my face mate - the French might be watching"
My wife’s friend’s friend Bernadette declared this Hungarian “Champagne” to be her favorite. I’m inclined not to argue with her so I drank it – a little skeptically since I am a little bit of a wine snob – and I liked the Hungaria. I liked it a lot. I like it more now that I know the producer is Torley Pezsgopinceszet Kft – whatever that means – because it makes me giggle and fits in with my natural propensity to pursue a high level of foolishness in life.
I like the fact that is says “HUNGARIA” on the neck, just in case you forgot where it came from. Hungaria never tasted so good. Nice mousse, small bubbles and crisp enough to keep me drinking it. Inexpensive enough to keep my buying it. I can safely say that if I was stuck on Gilligan’s Island with only one wine from Hungary to drink this would be it.
Köszönet Bernadette és John.
HUNGARIA GRAND CUVEE BRUT
LCBO 217539 | Price: $ 11.95
12.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content : 1
Made in: , Hungary By: Torley Pezsgopinceszet Kft (hee hee)