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  • Pancakes and Prosecco?

    There is a common perception out there that pancakes offer an impossible challenge when it comes to food and wine matching, howeverI am certain that this is not the case.

    Everyone it seems has their own family favourite when it comes tochoosing a topping for the pancakes but my wine selections below should work very well with pretty-much all of them.

    To go with the classi...

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  • A Stunning new winery for Gérard Bertrand!

    Last Monday, the 24th of February, saw the grand opening of a Stunning new winery for Gérard Bertrand. After a guided tour of the winery and an inaugural speech from Gérard Bertrand and Jean-Frédéric Lusher, the Architect, 400 invited guests (including Kevin O’Brien) were treated to a sumptuous Gala dinner showcasing the finest food of the Languedoc partnered ...

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  • Legendary Spanish Winemaker

    Since 1870 the Eguren family has been making wines in Rioja and Marcus Eguren is the fifth generation to oversee winemaking at the bodega. The estate mainly grows the Tempranillo grape with vine age ranging from 35 to 70 years allowing for complex, full and concentrated wines to be made.

    The Eguren family have passed down from father to son both knowledge and tradition yet, at ...

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  • Valentines Day Treats

    St. Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to treat that special person in your life. If you really want toset the romantic tone, whynot leave the usual standards of flowers and chocolatesasideand go witha special bottle of wine?

    Obviously some wines are more suited to such an occasion than others and inmy opinion nothing says romance like rosé sparkling wine or Champagne...

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  • Come back Chardonnay, all is forgiven!

    It’s hard to believe it now, but Chardonnay producers in the 90’s must have felt that they could do no wrong; such was the demand for this now much-maligned grape variety.

    For the consumer though it was definitely a case of getting too much of a good thing, both in volume terms and stylistically.

    The grape is so easy to grow in many climates that it was produced in hu...

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  • Beautiful Brunello!

    Beautiful Brunello!

    Each year on February 1st, the eyes of the wine world turn towards the small hilltop town of Montacino in Tuscany. For this is the day when the latest release Brunello di Montalcino wines are first offered for sale in Italy.

    Brunello di Montalcino DOCG can justifiably stake a claim as one of Italy’s finest wines, indeed it was the first ...

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  • Aida Toro is in town.

    The Chocalán winery was founded by Guillermo Toro Gonzalez, a Chilean businessman with a vast experience in the wine-making business, considering his relation as a bottle supplier for the industry.

    He proposed in 1996 to diversify the family business and to develop a new project of producing high quality wines. After a detailed search to find suitable land, in 1998 an ar...

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  • A fresh look at New Zealand

    With Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc continuing to hold sway as a firm favourite among Irish wine consumers, one could easily be forgiven for thinking that these big herbaceous fruit-bombs are all that all New Zealand has to offer.

    In reality, nothing could be further from the truth, New Zealand’s greatly diverse geology and climate offer grape-growers and winemakers the oppor...

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  • The Results are in!

    On Sunday Tomás Clancy published the results of the Sunday Business Post Annual Wine Awards.

    We are delighted to feature in four different categories and especially with retaining once again our first place asBest Multiple Wine Chain.

    Here’s what Tomás had to say:

    “If O’Briens Wines was in Britain, it would be a globally dominant force in th...

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  • Christmas Classics

    Throughout the year I frequently use this blog to highlight lesser known wine styles or up and coming regions, but for the Christmas dinner table I will be recommending some more traditional choices.

    As an aperitif or as an accompaniment for smoked salmon or a sea-food starter there can be no better wine to get the festivities under way than Champagne

    Beaumont des Crayeres Grande...

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