My Wine Weekend – Cristiano Guttarolo, Riecine, Bartolo Mascarello & ArPePe

People often quip that I’m a bit of a ‘supermarket wine basher’. I’m searching for exciting and delicious wines and, with few exceptions, I’ve yet to find these in a supermarket. Complexity is… Continue reading

Barolo Tastes, Beer Pockets and Some Fantastic 2010 Baroli

I have Barolo tastes but beer pockets. It’s a big problem, particularly for the 2010 vintage, whose long cool growing season has critics salivating over its classic wines. Indeed, Antonio Galloni of Vinous has described 2010 as… Continue reading

Rhône Wine Week Ireland: 3rd – 8th November

  With Rhône Wine Week only a few days away, it seemed fitting that when faced with the dilemma of the second bottle choice in Sager + Wilde on Sunday evening, we opted for… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos Nights – La Bota de Manzanilla Pasada Nos. 39 and 40

You probably know the story of Equipo Navazos already. In the mid-noughties, a group of sherry loving friends came across several butts of Amontillado that had been unsold for 20 years in the bodega… Continue reading

Azienda Agricola COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2011

I could dedicate an entire website to COS and Arianna Occhipinti such is my love for their wines. One of my most recent purchases was a few bottles of Arianna’s Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010.… Continue reading

A Wine Afternoon In London – ArPePe Rosso di Valtellina 2012

With visits to Duck Soup and Sager + Wilde, I think it’s safe to say that I had a fun wine-filled afternoon in London last Sunday. Among the delights were Lapierre Morgon 2012 and Antinori… Continue reading

Monteraponi Wine & Dine Night in Il Vicoletto

  On Tuesday 23rd September (yep, tomorrow!) Italian restaurant Il Vicoletto are hosting a wine dinner you won’t want to miss. Enrico Fantasia of wine importer Grapecircus will be introducing wines from Monteraponi, a leading… Continue reading

Sherry Events in Dublin

I’m just back from Jerez and with Palomino still seeping from my pores you’d think I’d be taking a bit of a sherry sabbatical – if anything it’s quite the opposite though because… Continue reading

Whiskey Live Dublin 2014

  Whiskey lovers (and Whisky lovers) will be making their way to the Round Room of The Mansion House in Dublin on Saturday, 25th October 2014 for Whiskey Live, the world’s premier whiskey… Continue reading

1…2…3 En Rama – Lustau’s 2014 Sherry Release

2013 saw the first release of Lustau’s 3 En Rama sherries. Bottled from the Bodegas Lustau soleras in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Solera 135 from a bodega facing La Calzada Beach on the river bank),… Continue reading