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by Laura Daly | June 8, 2018
Rosé Wine & Roast Chicken Discover Jette Virdi’s Roast Chicken paired with a Rosé wine from Domaine Bergerie de L’Hortus. Walking into a kitchen where a chicken has slowly been roasting away in the oven, is probably the closest to heaven we have on earth. Everyone has their own way of roasting the chicken, and […]
by Sam Logan | December 20, 2017
Everything that’s good to eat is a little better with the right wine. As I mentioned in an earlier instalment, the strongest Christmas blessing I can give you is that you enjoy your food and drink as much as I will enjoy mine. Because I’m going to eat and drink like a King. And in that spirit, […]
by Sam Logan | December 19, 2017
Everything that’s good to eat is a little better with the right wine. The best thing I can wish you this Christmas is that you enjoy your food and drink as much as I will enjoy mine. And in that spirit, I’m going to suggest a few less than obvious combinations. Christmas really begins once the […]
by Sam Logan | December 15, 2017
An annual tradition that never fails to delight me is the glut of festive leftovers in the week following Christmas day. If you’re anything like me, you’ll appreciate the laziness all this extra food facilitates just as much as you enjoy the food itself.
by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
Today we make the last visit to the vines before Christmas. We’re stopping by Bordeaux to find out how our favourite Bordelais winemakers celebrate Christmas. There’s oysters, apple pie and a lovely tradition with the company that makes the barrels Chateau Hautes Segottes is aged in.   Chateau Thieuley In the Courselle ‘s family, we […]
by Sam Logan | December 13, 2017
We catch up with two of our winemakers from Burgundy to hear what the Christmas festivities are like in one of the heartlands of French winemaking. As you might expect, all the food the winemakers mention is tailormade for Burgundy wines. Various molluscs feature prominently on both Christmas menus. While oysters are popular at home in Ireland, […]
by Sam Logan | December 5, 2017
As we saw yesterday, Italy has a wonderfully diverse and completely original way of celebrating the festivities – as Alessio Cartone says there are “20 regions, each one with their own tradition”. We spoke to 2 of our Italian wineries, Ciu Ciu Vini and Villamedoro, about what they usually do and how they’ll be spending […]
by Sam Logan | November 28, 2017
We take a whistlestop tour to hear how Christmas traditions differ around Spain. There’s the usual Jamón Iberico, cheese, and seafood, along with some southern Christmas Biscuits from Olivares – And plenty of wine!   Bodegas Jimenez Landi “We assemble a Nativity Set in our family home, and we get together in front of it […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Producer Focus – Pepperton Estate Pepperton Estate is located in the village of Beelbangera in New South Wales, 500km west of Sydney. While a winery was originally founded in the 1930s on the site by an Italian Immigrant family, the Rossettos, Pepperton Estate was established in its current incarnation by the Toohey family who named […]
by Sam Logan | November 1, 2017
Exploring Spain Spain is always at the top of my list of places to visit next, both as a wine destination and as one of the most fantastic places I’ve ever been. Unfortunately, I don’t have the endless resources necessary to explore Spain as I’d like to. The bills don’t pay themselves, and if I […]
by Sam Logan | October 2, 2017
The south of France enjoys a certain reputation. Tell anyone that’s where you’re headed, and they’ll probably picture you enjoying champagne on a superyacht flanked by the ultrarich and European aristocracy. But the south of France isn’t all about obscene luxury on the Riviera. Despite not having the same reputation as premier French regions like […]
by Sam Logan | August 25, 2017
We visited the Domaine De l’Hortus in the middle of July, about six or seven weeks ago. From the moment we arrived at the winery the impression I got was one of control and planning.   Even superficially, l’Hortus is different to most of the other vineyards and wineries we had visited. The winery is […]
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