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looks at some tops wines made by women.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2020
Happy Birthday to Green Man Wines in Terenure who had their fifth anniversary recently
Mon, 02 Mar, 2020
There is no doubt our climate is changing and while weather shouldn’t be confused with climate the fires in Australia have focused a lot of minds.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
The General Election is next Saturday and I have a small plea to make — ask election candidates you encounter what they will do for small businesses such as your local wine merchant.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2020
So I’ve booked my holidays. And before you ask, yes, I’m basing it around food and wine. I’ll report back in July, but I thought readers might be interested in my plan should you be thinking about a similar holiday.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2020
A new year and unlike everyone else I’m not going to bore you with tips about losing weight.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020
Don’t panic. You still have a few days left to pick up your wine and wine-related Christmas presents. We all fret far too much about the wine for the Christmas dinner, remember that turkey matches everything but nothing matches Brussel sprouts so there is no perfect match.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
Wondering about wine for the big day?has all the options, for every taste and budget.
Wed, 11 Dec, 2019
Let’s start this week with a couple of questions. What is the world’s best-value wine? And what is the world’s best-value fine wine for long ageing?
Fri, 29 Nov, 2019
Following South Africa’s deserved Rugby World Cup victory I felt it was about time that I featured some of their wines.
Sat, 16 Nov, 2019
A few years ago on a visit to Chile I went for a swim in the Pacific Ocean at 7pm on a warm evening in mid-December, it was a little bracing but also blissfully refreshing.
Sun, 22 Sep, 2019
September is Wine Sale month with the French wine sale at DunnesStores having begun on Tuesday last and SuperValu’s French sale on Thursday. Lidl’s French sale is wisely holding off until September 30 and Aldi and O’Briens have more general sales.
Sat, 07 Sep, 2019
Sales of sparkling wine, including prosecco and champagne, almost doubled here between 2017 and 2018.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
Meet Lisa O’Doherty, the chief sommelier at The K Club.
Sun, 25 Aug, 2019
As the last week of August approaches I’m not giving up on summer just yet.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2019
Revenue officers in Dublin, helped by detector dog Bailey, have seized 500 grammes of herbal cannabis worth €10,000.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2019
If you were at a wedding in the last few years, chances are that you were served prosecco.
Sat, 03 Aug, 2019
August is almost upon us which spells the beginning of the end of Summer (in my head at least), so I am focusing on wines for the sunshine.
Fri, 26 Jul, 2019
A focus on the Mosel and its tributaries this week as I have found myself drinking it in a couple of restaurants recently.
Sat, 13 Jul, 2019
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.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2019
Sad news to announce this week as the much loved Cork-based importer Karwigs in Carrigaline have decided to wind down after 40 years.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2019
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 of 2018 sales of rosé last year showed a significant increase according to retailers I’ve spoken with and most are optimistic for 2019.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
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: Amarone della Valpolicella.
Sun, 21 Apr, 2019
Spanish Wine Week is just finished but I couldn’t help giving over another column to the region’s wines.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2019
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 myself drinking more white wine and rosé, as well as Beaujolais and lighter styles of red.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2019
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, the good news however is that these evenings are open to anyone for approximately €75 to €85 per person — excellent value given the wines being served.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2019