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by Sam Logan | October 26, 2017
Gems from Northern Italy Even though I was raised by a Francophile and a Hispanist, it never occurred to me to visit Italy before this September. I don’t know what took me so long; Italy seemed to me like a marriage of France and Spain along with its own unique character. I spent a week […]
by Sam Logan | October 4, 2017
The Camino de Santiago is an ancient Christian pilgrimage to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela in Northern Spain. Recently, it has experienced a surge in popularity due in part to the 2010 Emilio Estevez film The Way. The potential routes to Santiago de Compostela converge in the spectacularly scenic territory of Spain’s northern […]
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 | September 26, 2017
 A Taste of Mendoza It comes as a surprise to many people that Ireland imports more wine from Chile than from any other country. We drink more Chilean wine than French, Spanish or Italian. What’s even more surprising, given that we so enjoy Chilean wine, is that we drink very little wine from Argentina.   […]
by Sam Logan | August 23, 2017
Organic Focus What does a white wine from Offida in Italy’s Marche have in common with a red wine from Corbières in the South of France? They look different, they have distinct flavours, and they’re made by different people. What brings these wines together is that both wines are made in a way that respects […]
by Sam Logan | August 23, 2017
La Famille Courselle How do you make wine that captures all the joy and innocence of childhood? To begin with, you would need to be a truly gifted winemaker. You should also have spent your own childhood in “a magic place among the vines”. Lastly, investing the wine with an exuberant and carefree character would […]
by Sam Logan | August 18, 2017
We love a maverick. There’s something inherently compelling about someone who plays by their own rules and succeeds, despite the disapproval of others. I really admire people with the independence to do something new, particularly if it’s unpopular at first. Judging by the careers of artists like Sinead O’Connor, James Joyce, and Bruce Willis I’m […]
by Sam Logan | August 11, 2017
What do you think when I say the words “Spanish Wine”?   The chances are that “Rioja” will immediately spring to your mind. It’s usually my first association for Spanish wine too. I love reds from La Rioja. The flavours of cedar, smoke and vanilla are as exciting as they are unmistakable. But we’re not […]
by Sam Logan | July 28, 2017
A passionate dedication to a place is a characteristic usually attributed to French winemakers. It’s easy to imagine a proud and surly vigneron dismissing their neighbouring regions, and the wines those regions produce, with Gallic disdain. This fanaticism is encapsulated in the term terroirist – a winemaker who is committed to the influence their landscape […]
by Sam Logan | June 30, 2017
Quinta do Crasto  Even during the very hottest of Irish summers, it would be difficult to confuse Glendalough, or any other Irish landscape, with the Douro Valley in Northern Portugal. It’s the heat sets the place apart. The steep sides of the valley are carved from flaky schist that traps the heat of the sun, […]
by Sam Logan | June 30, 2017
Less Alcohol, Maximum Enjoyment There are plenty of excellent reasons you might want a wine that’s a little lower in alcohol. But none of those reasons are important enough for you to compromise your enjoyment! Fortunately, there are some great options if you want to enjoy a lower alcohol wine that still has plenty of […]
by Sam Logan | June 30, 2017
A Barbecue Weekend  You can’t deny it, the Irish summer is almost over. During the next couple of weeks, the leaves will start changing colour, the first grape harvests will begin in Europe, and the market for school books and uniforms will come alive again. Sadly, there’s no escaping the fact that summer is coming […]
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