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  • California Dreamin'

    Steeped in grape growing history and wine-making know how, the first vines were planted in California by Spanish missionaries, the gold rush which started in 1848 increased the numbers of people arriving in the state and increased the demand for the local wines. In 1919 California faced the challenge of prohibition which all but wiped out the industry but in 1976, The Judgement of Paris tasti...

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    California Dreamin'
  • And now for something Completely Different!

    There are many thousands of grape varieties planted in a vast array of regions worldwide, Italy alone accounts for over a thousand, yet when it comes to choosing a wine, most of us invariably fall back on a very small selection of old favourites.

    There is of course great security in choosing one of these old favourites, but wines produced from less familiar varieties and region...

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    And now for something Completely Different!
  • The French Connection

    Each year France comes in at either 2nd or 3rd place in the list of the world’s biggest wine producers depending on the weather conditions during the vintage (although last year saw an historic low).

    However, it is fair to say that no country comes close in terms of their contribution to wine culture globally.

    Our Fre...

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    The French Connection
  • Top picks from our Italian Wine Sale

    With our Italian wine sale kicking off this Friday the 9th , I thought now would be the perfect time to take a whistle-stop tour through Italy’s wine regions and look at some of the wines produced therein.

    We start our journey in the Northwest, in the region of Piedmont which is home not just to Italy’s finest reds; Barolo and Barbaresco, but also to one of the country’s ...

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    Top picks from our Italian Wine Sale
  • Marvellous Malbec

    In just the last 15 years, Malbec has gone from being a niche grape that was largely unheard of, to now being one of Ireland’s favourite grape varietals.

    And while Malbec’s home region may be Southwest France, the credit for this recent success sits squarely with Argentina, with the World’s largest planting, and its own distinctive style Argentina is undoubtedly now its...

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    Marvellous Malbec
  • Italian Wines to enjoy this weekend.

    Ireland welcome Italy to the Aviva Stadium this Saturday, and hopefully, the men in green can kick on from last week’s drama in Paris and deliver the bonus point win we need to keep the grand-slam dream alive.

    Italy may still be considered relative new-comers the rugby competition having only joined at the turn of the Millennium, long before that though we were welcoming Ital...

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    Italian Wines to enjoy this weekend.
  • Treat yourself to a Shiraz this Australia Day!

    With today being Australia day, I thought I would use my blog to celebrate Shiraz, the best-loved vinous export from the land down under. While this grape variety, known as Syrah in its French homeland is not native to Australia, they have certainly made it their own in the relatively short time since it was introduced to the Country by James Busby in 1831 and since that time the spel...

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    Treat yourself to a Shiraz this Australia Day!
  • How are things in California?

    California is steeped in grape growing history and winemaking know how, the first vines were planted in 1863 by Spanish missionaries. The Californian gold rush started in 1848 which increased and the numbers of people arriving in the state and the subsequent demand for the local wines increased.

    Today California has an impressive Sustainable Winegrowing Program. It has far reaching objectiv...

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    How are things in California?
  • Top tips for pairing with Turkey

    With Thanksgiving being celebrated all across the USA this Thursday and around the world by the American diaspora, I thought we should take a look at some wines for serving at the Thanksgiving dinner table.

    Of course, I know most of us won’t be celebrating with a Thanksgiving dinner, but I think it’s fair to assume that those of us who do will be sitting down to the tradit...

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    Top tips for pairing with Turkey
  • A Return to the Classics.

    Along with most wine bloggers, I am probably guilty of directing most my attention to the new wines on the scene, all the better if they come from an upcoming or even a surprising region or if they are produced using a largely unheard-of grape varietal or winemaking technique. Not that there is anything wrong with this per se, but it would be a shame not to give a mention to the some ...

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    A Return to the Classics.

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