Soliciting Flavours

Musings (more like rambling thoughts) of a Cardiff based lawyer obsessed with food and wine

Category Archives: Wine

Template tempranillo? A tasting of the Ribera del Duero wines of Alejandro Fernández

Most people when they think of tempranillo automatically default to the Rioja wine region in Spain and it is fair to say it remains a bastion of that grape and a … Continue reading

Feb 23, 2020

The toast of Tuscany? – Fonterutoli tasting at the Mystere Wine Club

I am trying to do more posts that focus on wine (rather than referring to it as an aside) on the blog, mainly because wine is my passion (I can … Continue reading

Jan 26, 2020

What’s my opinion of this Pole? Sunflower&I, Cardiff Bay.

Poland is not a country that tends to ride high on the list of food destinations and it is fair to say Polish food is unlikely to feature on anyone’s … Continue reading

Jan 19, 2020

Dinner with one of Italy’s true greats – Antinori dinner at Heaney’s Cardiff.

Readers of blog will know I take the seemingly unusual approach (not sure why it is so unusual) of commenting on both the food and the wine/drink (let’s be honest … Continue reading

Nov 10, 2019

Monday just became funday – £5 corkage on a Monday at Asador 44.

For many years I have used this blog to moan about the price of wine in UK restaurants (I do love a good moan and the blog is a rather … Continue reading

Oct 20, 2019 · 4 Comments

A grape that’s one in a Semillion? Tasting of Semillion wines at the Jeroboam Club, Bristol.

Been a while since I have done a blog post on a wine tasting, with the last one being way back in March on the seriously good wines of the … Continue reading

Oct 13, 2019 · 5 Comments

For that culinary cwtch – Nook, Victoria Park Cardiff.

From my home base in Llandaff, Victoria Park is a shortish walk. When I first moved to Llandaff (15 odd years ago), Vic. Park was a food desert with naught … Continue reading

Sep 29, 2019 · 5 Comments

The best tenner I may ever spend! The Plat du Jour at Wilsons, Bristol

Leading a wine tasting, in Bristol for the Jeroboam Club, on wines from Catalonia all the way down to Jumilla, I needed to be in Bristol early to decant the … Continue reading

Sep 22, 2019 · 1 Comment

Sunday best – some of my favourite Sunday lunch spots in Cardiff. Updated: December 2019

With “the season of gravy” (otherwise known as Autumn) now upon us my thoughts (food wise – most of my thoughts if truth be told) tend to turn to the … Continue reading

Sep 15, 2019 · 3 Comments

Little by nature, huge on flavour! The little french, Bristol.

A Napoleon complex is an overcompensation for being small, born of a little Frenchman who (if truth be told) did rather (over) compensate for his diminutive statute by way of … Continue reading

Sep 1, 2019 · 1 Comment