Wine with Leslie Williams

Wine with Leslie Williams

As everyone except US president Donald Trump seems to know by now the climate is getting warmer and more unstable, and it seems likely this will have a major effect ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams: A focus on the Mosel

Wine with Leslie Williams: A focus on the Mosel

A focus on the Mosel and its tributaries this week as I have found myself drinking it in a couple of restaurants recently.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Bottles from the Loire Valley

Wine with Leslie Williams: Bottles from the Loire Valley

As promised a few weeks ago, I’m giving over my column to the Loire Valley, a region I have holidayed in regularly since 1994.

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Restaurant review: Franks on Camden Street

AS YOU may have gathered by now the Dublin restaurant scene is as vibrant as it has ever been and the great news is that the standards are staying high. If you want ...

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Chimac: A tasty inexpensive Korea-inspired fried chicken joint

Chimac: A tasty inexpensive Korea-inspired fried chicken joint

Is there anything more comforting than fried chicken?

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Cork-based importer Karwigs wind down after 40 years

Wine with Leslie Williams: Cork-based importer Karwigs wind down after 40 years

Sad news to announce this week as the much loved Cork-based importer Karwigs in Carrigaline have decided to wind down after 40 years.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: The best pink sparkling wines and champagnes

Wine with Leslie Williams: The best pink sparkling wines and champagnes

Champagne is a drink that works all year round, as welcome on a chilly Christmas morning as on a hot day in June.

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Restaurant review: The most exciting Irish restaurant opening this decade

Restaurant review: The most exciting Irish restaurant opening this decade

So let’s begin with a statement, I think Aimsir might be the most exciting Irish restaurant opening in a decade.

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The Wine List: Will 2019 see the rise of rosé in Ireland?

The Wine List: Will 2019 see the rise of rosé in Ireland?

Will 2019 be the year Ireland’s wine drinkers finally start to catch up with our rosé-loving UK and EU counterparts? Largely thanks to the warm summer ...

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Restaurant Review: The Butcher Grill, 92 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Restaurant Review: The Butcher Grill, 92 Main Street, Ranelagh, Dublin 6.

Just like almost all of you reading this I have working molars and eye-teeth and I like to use them.

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Wine with Leslie Williams

Wine with Leslie Williams

Italy has been neglected on this page of late but I promise to make up for this in the next few weeks as I have two trips planned — one to Tuscany and one ...

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Organic and natural wines

Wine with Leslie Williams: Organic and natural wines

May is sustainability month in the Irish Examiner and last week I wrote about the challenges facing wine makers and wine drinkers as we all try to lower our carbon ...

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Wine list: Just how environmentally friendly is wine?

Wine list: Just how environmentally friendly is wine?

Sustainability has been a buzz word in the wine world for decades but just how environmentally friendly is wine?

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Restaurant Review: Lucky Tortoise, 8 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

Restaurant Review: Lucky Tortoise, 8 Aungier Street, Dublin 2

FOR many people Chinese food involves things like curry sauce and deep fried chicken balls but if you are reading this I suspect you know better.

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Wine with Leslie Williams

Wine with Leslie Williams

This week, I’m focusing on Veneto, home to some of my favourite Italian wines, such as Bardolino, Soave and, of course, many Irish people’s favourite: ...

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Restaurant Review: Circa Restaurant, 90 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6w

Restaurant Review: Circa Restaurant, 90 Terenure Road North, Dublin 6w

Dublin has had some significant openings in recent months and more are due, but one in particular has made me very happy.

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Wine with Leslie Williams

Wine with Leslie Williams

Spanish Wine Week is just finished but I couldn’t help giving over another column to the region’s wines.

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Restaurant review: Host, 13 Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Restaurant review: Host, 13 Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Host is perfectly suited to Ranelagh but in fact would work in any neighbourhood on the planet.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Six way to celebrate Spanish Wine Week

Wine with Leslie Williams: Six way to celebrate Spanish Wine Week

The annual Spanish Wine Week runs from next Monday (April 8) until the following Sunday (April 14) with wine and food events around the country. For a full list ...

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Winelist: Warmer days give rise to cooler wines

Winelist: Warmer days give rise to cooler wines

With the clocks going forward, longer evenings are coming and hopefully warmer days and evenings. Given that we have already had some warmer days I’ve found ...

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Wine: Solid Bordeaux reds and options for dinner

Wine: Solid Bordeaux reds and options for dinner

I apologise in advance for this column as there is considerable decadence ahead. I was lucky enough to visit Adare Manor for one of their prized wine evenings recently, ...

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Restaurant Review: Sisu Izakaya a solid casual Japanese restaurant

Restaurant Review: Sisu Izakaya a solid casual Japanese restaurant

Leslie Williams went to sample the food at Sisu Izakaya in Dublin.

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Wine with Leslie Williams: Focus on Languedoc

This week I want to focus on the wines of the Languedoc which covers a vast area of vineyards growing both varietal wines to suit international tastes but also quirky ...

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