Italian Wine In The White House

It’s ingrained on every Irish kid’s memory – the smoked Irish salmon stuffed in your suitcase as a present to your host family in Europe during a cultural exchange. When the French kids… Continue reading

Dublin Wine Fest: 20th-25th April 2015

Dublin Wine Fest kicks off on Monday and runs until Saturday 25th April. I went along to the launch party in Ely Bar & Brasserie last week and tried some of the wines that will be poured throughout the… Continue reading

An Evening in Tabanco El Pasaje

This post should really be called ‘Evenings in Tabanco El Pasaje‘ rather than confining it to the singular, since on my visit to Jerez last Autumn we found ourselves propping up the bar there… Continue reading

Exquisite and Elegant Old Sherry From Bodegas Tradición

Would you like to taste some 80 year old amontillado was the gist of David Harvey’s email the night before The Great Sherry Tasting in London last year. Would I what, I thought?!?!? David… Continue reading

Palo Cortado – Cayetano del Pino y Cia

At the Great Sherry Tasting in 2013, the production of palo cortado was a point of some discussion at a seminar hosted by Beltrán Domecq, President of the Consejo Regulador. Beltrán made a distinction… Continue reading

Equipo Navazos in Etto

Last November, I attended the best wine dinner of my life. Bar none. Jesús Barquín was in Dublin to conduct a series of tastings of his Equipo Navazos sherries, and Ally Alpine from… Continue reading

Sherry Wine Week: 2nd – 8th November 2015

The Regulatory Council of Sherry Wines Jerez-Xérès-Sherry and  Manzanilla – Sanlúcar de Barrameda has announced that Sherry Wine Week 2015 will take place from 2 to 8 of November, coinciding with European Wine… Continue reading

Valdespino and The Macharnudo Maze

A curious, and quite frankly preposterous, question keeps popping up in my mind of late – if I was confined to drinking wines from only one winery for the rest of my life,… Continue reading

Coravin Launches In Ireland

Coravin, the ingenious wine access system, was launched in Ireland last week. Eh – don’t we already have a wine access system I hear you cry – isn’t that what a corkscrew is for?… Continue reading

Monteraponi Wine Dinner in Il Vicoletto

In what must surely rank as the most overdue blog post of all time, I’m finally getting around to writing about a last year’s Monteraponi wine dinner in Il Vicoletto, Temple Bar, Dublin. The… Continue reading