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  • Glorious Galicia 2: Bodegas Granbazán

    Two weeks ago a few lucky members of the O'Briens Wine Team visited Galicia for a whistle-stop tour of this beautiful, proudly Celtic part of northern Spain.  To find out about our trip to Lagar de Costa check out my previous blog post.

    On our final morning, we were guests with Bodegas Granbazán, a striking blue-fronted winery, modeled on a French ...

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    Glorious Galicia 2: Bodegas Granbazán
  • Glorious Galicia: Lagar de Costa

    Galicia, located in the northwest of Spain, is riding the crest of a winemaking wave right now and their signature grape, Albariño, is leading the charge.  An aromatic and versatile variety that tends to produce high acidity, light-medium bodied wines with plenty of pear, citrus and floral notes, Albariño is proving to be a worthy alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.  Rías Baixas ...

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    Glorious Galicia: Lagar de Costa
  • Brilliant BBQ Wine Choices for the Long Weekend

    Two bank holiday weekends in a row with uninterrupted sunshine was always going to be a big ask given our changeable weather, however with the temperature looking staying relatively high, I know will definitely be taking every opportunity to get out in the the garden and fire up the BBQ this weekend, and deal with the showers if and when they come.

    Given that I'm  sure may o...

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    Brilliant BBQ Wine Choices for the Long Weekend
  • Embrace Albariño – The Zesty, Fruity Bottles to Drink Right Now

    Galicia is located in the Northwest of Spain on the verge of the Atlantic, it is known as the seventh Celtic nation. The language is peppered with Celtic words, pagan customs still abound and numerous Celtic symbols can still be identified in the stone relics of the region.

    Interestingly, and perhaps because of this historical kinship, the white Albariño wines from this region seem to ...

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    Embrace Albariño – The Zesty, Fruity Bottles to Drink Right Now
  • Exciting New Wines this October

    October may seem a little early in the year to be looking back, but everything in the world of wine seems to be coming a bit earlier this year, with many regions in Europe recording their earliest ever harvest this 2017 vintage.  Also by now, practically all the wine buying is done and almost all the new wines are already on the shelves.

    Led by our wine buyer Lynne Coyle MW, t...

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    Exciting New Wines this October
  • Celebrate Spanish Wine Week With Us

    Just In case you hadn’t heard, we are right in the middle of the second, annual Spanish Wine Week.

    This exciting initiative from the Spanish embassy will see numerous tasting and events taking place right across the country all week, including this Thursday night at Smock Alley Theatre, where O’Briens Wine Director, Lynne Coyle MW will be hosting a very special tasting (u...

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    Celebrate Spanish Wine Week With Us
  • Harvest 2016: The View from Spain

    With the grape harvest now well underway in many of Spain’s classic wine regions, the consensus seems to be that growers across Spain are expecting a 2016 harvest of good quality but slightly smaller in quantity than 2015.

    However, given that Spain produced 36.7 million hectolitres (approx. 4.8 billion bottles) of wine last year! There’s no need to be too worried about this...

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    Harvest 2016: The View from Spain
  • Sunshine Wines from Spain

     Ask any wine professional/sommelier/wine critic what country is really hot now in terms of exciting wines and invariably the answer will be Spain. Spain is on fire at the moment not only are the old favourites like Rioja and Ribera del Duero making the best wines in their history there is a plethora of lesser known regions producing wines of astonishingly good quality at sensible prices. ...

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    Sunshine Wines from Spain

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