Category Archives: Value Club

Disznoko Furmint, Tokaj Hungary

In the mood to experiment? You may have seen a post I wrote on sweet Tokaji wines here. This wine is the dry version, made from the Furmint grape in Hungary. It is light body, and funky. A bit of grass, pine needle, and rubber on the nose. Palate of sour apple, tennis ball, and […]
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Bründlmayer Grüner Veltliner, Kamptal Austria

This is a great summer white wine, and I’m excited to add it to the newly updated Klaustur Bar wine list! Austria has over 4000 years of winemaking history, and Grüner Veltliner is the most widely planted grape there. Wines from this grape can have bright acidic fruits, as well as a spicy peppery note. […]
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Pasqua Nero d’Avola/Shiraz Organic, Italy

I think this is the best value wine I have tasted from the Iceland alcohol government monopoly (ATVR). Light body, spice forward. This wine is a blend of Nero d’Avola and Shiraz (Syrah) grapes from Sicily, Italy. It has a very delicate perfume of black cherry, earth, and cedar wood. The taste is bright and […]
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Rivetto Barbera d’Alba

Looking for a great Italian wine at ATVR under 4.000kr? This wine is excellent value, especially if you get it at the Duty Free when you’re flying back home to Iceland. Barbera grape in Piedmont, Italy is generally lesser known that Nebbiolo which is used in Barolo and Barbaresco wines. Delicate, light body, but big […]
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Condado de Haza Crianza

Ribera del Duero region Spain, Tempranillo grape. This region is making awesome Tempranillo wine, and a good alternative if you feel like adventuring away from Rioja. Inky, medium body, good structure, this wine has beautiful cooked red cherry and plum flavours with a nice touch of spice. This is fantastic value at ATVR for under […]
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Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent

Chateau des Jacques Moulin-a-Vent: Medium body, crisp. Red cherry, blackberry, tea leaf. This is 100% Gamay grape from Beaujolais. Gamay can be funky with notes of Concord grape jelly and bubblegum. This wine is a bit more refined than that–a short period of time aging in oak makes this taste closer to a red Burgundy. […]
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Santenay Red Burgundy

Chateau de Santenay Vieilles Vignes Bourgogne: Light body, fruit. Fresh red cherry, raspberry, earth. This is a great entry-level red Burgundy, 100% Pinot Noir at a nice price. Great light red wine to have with hamborgarhryggur, lamb, and even salmon.  (photo credit

Willm Cremant d’Alsace

Willm Cremant d’Alsace: Sparkling, fruit. Fresh pear, peach, warm toast. This sparkling wine is made in the same method as traditional Champagne, and delivers a good Champagne-style experience at a much friendlier price. Great for toasting with loved ones! (photo credit

Trimbach Riesling

Trimbach Riesling: Light body, fruit. Lemon peel, pear, hint of ginger. This is a dry style Riesling, no sugar on the tip of your tongue that you would get out of Riesling from colder regions such as Germany. Great with spicy Asian food, pork, and turkey. (photo credit

Gerard Bertrand Viognier

Gerard Bertrand Viognier Reserve Speciale: Medium body, fruit. An aromatic wine from South France that expresses ripe peach, white flower, orange blossom. (photo credit