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  • 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!
  • 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
  • Looking through Rosé tinted glasses!

    As I write, the sun is beating through the office window, which has inspired me to return to the topic of Rosé for my blog today.

    Regular readers will by now that I am a huge fan of Rosé wines, and for most of us, thinking of a crisp glass of Rosé conjures up images of sitting in the evening sun on a terrace somewhere in the Mediterranean, which is all well and good, but for...

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    Looking through Rosé tinted glasses!
  • Last of the Summer Sauvignons

    As Ireland’s favourite grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc surely needs no introduction but as the wines tend to be so well suited to summer, I thought I would use this week’s blog to highlight some of the superb Sauvignons we currently have on offer.

    While France’s Loire valley can claim the title of being Sauvignon’s spiritual home, New Zealand is undoubtedly the driving f...

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    Last of the Summer Sauvignons
  • Treats for the Long Weekend

    This upcoming long weekend will surely see many dinner parties, celebrations, and informal gatherings as we all take advantage of the extra day off. Now, normally on the August bank holiday weekend, my blog would lean heavily toward BBQ wine tips, but unfortunately, the picture above might represent wishful-thinking as it doesn’t look like the weather is going to play ball.

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    Treats for the Long Weekend
  • Lighter reds for summer

    Whites and Rosé wines grab a lot of the attention in summer, and even when reds are mentioned, often it will be a big spicy wine to pair up with a BBQ.

    However, there is a wide range of lighter red wines which really come into their own when the sun is shining and some of them taste even better when lightly chilled.

    I have picked out a few such wines below, all of which...

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    Lighter reds for summer
  • Wonderful Whites For Summer!

    The June bank holiday this weekend kicks off the Summer season for most of us (even though the weather may not play along!), and what this means in terms of wine selection is a marked shift from red to white as we look for wines which will work well with the salads, seafood and lighter dishes gracing our tables.

    It isn’t always as simple as that though, some whites are better...

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    Wonderful Whites For Summer!
  • Sunshine & Cider

    Perfect cider weather one might say.

    While cider can certainly be enjoyed year-round there is something about warm weather and cold cider that just goes so well together. Perhaps it’s also because it matches so well with summer cuisine. Cider making has a lot in common with wine making, for both creating a great tasting drink is all about achieving balance between the fruit character,...

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    Sunshine & Cider
  • 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
  • Sensational Summer Whites

    Sensational Summer Whites

    With the June bank holiday this weekend, Summer is finally here, andthat means we are more likely to be eating lighter foods, cold dishes and salads.

    In a wine, this means we should be looking for refreshment, crispness, and juiciness, also because quite often these dishes will tend to be dressed with vinaigrette rather than a sauce, we need to look at wines wi...

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