Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Budget Wines

Hynudai department store in Coex, and I would imagine everywhere else, are having something of a wine super sale. Really good discounts!
Argento and Alamos wines are down to the 6-8000 mark.
I picked up a mediocre Vins de l'Herault for 7,000won.
It is a reasonableish selection and is definitely worth checking out just to stock up on some cheapish week day wines.

They do have some good stuff as well with Chateau Cantermele and Chateau Talbot with some pretty hefty savings.

We ate at Sujis for the first time as well. It's location in Hyundai is not ideal, it's like the Kebab stall in the Cheonho branch, good to see but put it at street level with some natural light and it would be so much better.
Still, fish and chips served with malt vinegar! Superb. Proper chips and a meaty fish with crisp batter. 16,000w and a bargain at the price. Try finding fish and chips that good in England for the same price.

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Latest Herald Update

So the latest Herald article is out and I am behind the times already. On Tuesday I state that there are no new world Gewurztraminer to be found in Korea, on Wednesday I find Cassilero del Diablo Gewurz for 20,000 won. I haven't tried it yet and although Cassilero aren't the worlds greatest wine maker they do make some pretty solid wines. So heres hoping. We do get Cono Sur wines here and they make a brilliant Gewurz so here is hoping some more.......

Also, my Google Alerts failed to notify of this gem.....

Cheaper wine. There is little better news one can hope for. If the big players here, Tesco and Emart can start cutting out the middle man it can only be good news for the consumer with regards to price. A certain homogeneity of wines might well also come but we hardly have a cornucopia of choice here right now anyway. If we could now get a large independent retailer with a real passion for diversity and value it could be a bright new future for Korean wine drinkers....