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?
From starters to the end-of-the-day movie, Christmas can be a long haul but with the perfect drink in your hand, you won’t want it to end.
APRIL is Real Wine Month which focuses on minimal intervention “natural” wines and also low intervention organic and biodynamic wines.
WALKING the West Cork roads on the weekend before last, we enjoyed the first blackberries of 2013, sun-warmed and shining on the hedges.
IRISH wine consumers like familiarity and consistency in their wines and it is largely for this reason that over 50% of the wine we drink is from Australia or Chile and almost all of that is from grapes such as Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc.
IN RECENT weeks I have featured a lot of supermarket wines because that’s often where the bargains are to be found. However this is not always the case as I found out when I walked around two of the larger O’Donovan outlets in Cork with Gary O’Donovan.
I FIND myself drinking rich southern red wines at this time of year in the hope that they will bring a little warmth and sunshine into my life (if only metaphorically).
Got any change on you? Want to check out 35c worth of wine?
WHAT do you think the word ‘natural’ means?
Martin Coppinger produced a massive last shot at Ballygurteen on Sunday to beat Aidan Murphy in the last shot of a closely contested Munster senior semi-final.
This week I’m taking a took a look at some wines from the lower end of Bubble Brothers’ price range — mainly new arrivals to their stores in the English Market, and at the Marina Business Park in Cork as well as on www.bubblebrothers.com.
THERE was an embarrassment of riches at the annual New Zealand wine fair last week.
WINE fans will be sniffing and sipping their way through fine vintages at events in Cork and Co Dublin tonight.
LATER this month I’ll be looking at wines to accompany Christmas dinner, in the Weekend Christmas food special on November 26.
WINE fans may seem to have an odd attitude to sweetness, dismissing some popular wines as being far too sugary, while exulting at many of the far sweeter ‘dessert’ wines.
WE’RE mainly focusing on one particular retailer for this week’s highlighted wines, but let’s start with the exception — the Cono Sur Pinot Noir is widely available at independents as well as the big supermarkets.
DANISH and French pork products were ordered by many local butchers in Cork at the weekend to prevent them having empty shelves yesterday morning.
THE fourth generation Cork butcher shop that was embroiled in controversy last year has invested €1.3 million in the launch of a range of new products, which will be distributed to major supermarkets in Ireland.
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