Thursday, October 20, 2011

Bela Lugosi´s 129th

Artwork by Gor Mandra for Bela's 129th.

Bela Lugosi was born 129 years ago today. Lugosi,
born October 20, 1882 as Béla Ferenc Dezcö Blasko
in Lugos (at the time part of Austria-Hungary, now
Lugoj in Romania).

He was, he is and will be, the best Dracula that
ever been done. Bela Lugosi's Dracula and can't die.

"Death could kill the Man, but it couldn´t kill the Legend..."

"But first, sent to earth as a vampire.
will escape from the grave
as a ghost
prowl his
hometown, sucking
the blood of all

The Giaour, Lord Byron (1788-1824)

In Bela we Trust

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lugosi Wines

Bela Lugosi created his unique characterization of Count Dracula
on the Broadway stage in 1927 and brought it to the screen in 1931.
One of the first members of the Screen Actors Guild, he was a true
American film pioneer. Although Count Dracula never “drank” wine,
Bela Lugosi, the man, had impeccable taste in wines.

With the creation of the Bela Lugosi brand wines, the Lugosi
family pays tribute to their patriarch, a man of distinction, while
acknowledging the icon that will forever be - Dracula. 

Continuing the family’s enthusiasm for wine inspired by Bela Lugosi,
Lugosi Wines will seek varietals sourced from superior wine-growing
regions. Winemakers will create exceptional wines from distinct
appellations to assemble a portfolio of the Bela Lugosi brand wines
that will celebrate the best varietals from around the

With each new release added to Lugosi Wines’ offerings, the Bela
Lugosi collection will exemplify the distinct qualities of Bela Lugosi,
the man, in a unique compilation of outstanding wines. Lugosi Wines
is proud to announce the release of the first vintage of the signature
series wines.

The Domingo Hermanos Winery in Argentina produced this vintage
exclusively for Lugosi Wines. The vineyards are located in Salta,
Argentina, and at 7200 feet altitude, are one of the highest in the world.

The label artwork is by Argentinean citizen, Bruno Fernandez.

Only 1200 hand numbered bottles were produced.



Malbec 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%

Salta - Argentina


50% Malbec, Yacochuya, Salta, Argentina at
6,600 ft. altitude.

35% Malbec, Quebrada de las Flechas, Salta,
Argentina at 7,200 ft.

15% Cabernet, Quebrada de las Flechas, Salta,
Argentina at 7,200 ft.


Only 1200 numbered bottles were produced.


-Alcohol: 14.8%
-Total Acidity: 6.00 g/l
-Volatile Acidity: 0.52 g/l
-Resid. Sugar: 2.89 g/l
-PH 3.6


Different terroirs with the right blend, makes wonders. The special
microclimate of these areas allows for optimal grape ripeness,
providing them with the ability to develop and express their unique
identity. Careful elaboration and proper aging for 8 months in French
oak add great complexity and balance.

Great concentration with intense dark purple-red color has a fresh,
ripe red-fruit aroma with notes of vanilla, chocolate, mocha and
spices. Long velvety finish.


Enjoy this wine with grilled meats, well-seasoned pasta dishes,
or cheese. Best when served between 63º- 66º F. Please decant
1hr before consumption.

For more information, please, contact and visit the Official Site

For online sales please visit: Southern Wines

For distribution inquiries please visit: Undiscovered Wines