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Category:In The Press

by Traci Gates | November 20, 2018
A Lesson in Fizzics “It’s official. party season has begun and it’s time to add a bit of sparkle to your life.” “Made using the traditional method, which was being used in Limoux long before Champagne, this blend of Mauzac, Chenin Blanc, and Chardonnay gives this elegant round flavours of green apple, white fruit and […]
by Traci Gates | October 28, 2018
Go Walkabout Down the Wine Aisle to Find a Wonder From Down Under “…The Old Tourism Australia advertising slogan, “So where the hell are you?” has never seemed more appropriate. Now, it is time to discover Australia’s off-the-beaten-track wines.” Craiglee, Shiraz, 2013 “Irish-Australian Pat Carmody makes this elegant, slightly peppery shiraz in a historic vineyard […]
by Traci Gates | October 21, 2018
Tomás Clancy Rates The Wine List: Avalon, Dublin 4 Rating: **** “The boss at Avalon, Sommelier Sheerin Wilde, has his name above the list here, so you’re casting your eyes down a collection that has been assembled with appropriate seriousness and judgement, showcasing a wealth of big experiences from Bordeaux. Which is not to say there […]
by Traci Gates | October 21, 2018
Crios Torrontés, Torrontés Valle de Cafayate, Argentina, 2016 “With wonderful white-fleshed fish like black sole and cod in season, this is the perfect time to buy this Argentine gem. This well-structured food wine is a product of the wine business set up by Argentina’s first female enologist, Susan Balbo, and based on Argentina’s own Torrontés grape. […]
by Traci Gates | October 14, 2018
Press Review: Elias Mora Semicrianza, DO Toro, Spain 2016 “When Paddy Keogh introduced Ireland to the wines of the breakthrough female winemaking team the Two Victorias many years ago, the ambition and sophistication of their Tinto do Toro, the then rustic version of Tempranillo was self evident.  Over the years they have evolved their own […]
by Wines Direct | September 1, 2018
The Last Rosé of Summer?   In this weeks Wine Buff article, Corinna Hardgrave says Domaine Bergerie De L’Hortus – Rouge is a rosé to look out for if you are seeking to “view the rest of the year through rosé tinted glasses.” “From Pic Saint Loup in the Languedoc of France, this blend of Syrah […]
by Wines Direct | September 1, 2018
A Match Made in Heaven   Antech Chardonnay John Wilson of The Irish Times Magazine lists Antech Chardonnay to be included in one of his “death bed meals” — An amusing read including, great seafood and white wine pairings! “My deathbed meal would include seafood and these four whites…..” “A medium-bodied, oak-free Chardonnay with attractive […]
by Wines Direct | July 22, 2018
Why Beaujolais is Quietly Starting to get the Recognition it Deserves Corinna Hardgrave – The Irish Independent July 22, 2018 “One of the biggest trends in wine at the moment is the move to ‘natural’ wine. It’s a term that has no legal definition, but generally it is considered to be wine that is made […]
by Laura Daly | February 15, 2017
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