Dublin Wine Bars

It’s no secret that my favourite wine bars at the moment are The Remedy and Sager + Wilde. There’s a problem though; they are in London and…well…I’m in Dublin. Why do I like… Continue reading

Bodegas Tradición at Stanley’s

I’ve been at the sherry again! What’s new, I hear you cry!?!? Well this time was slightly different. While it’s true that I can often be found propping up the bar in Stanley’s… Continue reading

Monty Python: The Sherry-Drinking Vicar

More Monty Python sherry references on The Vine Inspiration? It’s the last one I promise, and I can’t even claim credit for unearthing this one. That must go to Hannah Whale (@UKSherryLovers), who I… Continue reading

The Sherry Is The Sign: Equipo Navazos

A sign from the Twitter gods revealed in my 8,000th and 9,000th tweets? A sign to gather Equipo Navazos sherries together in abundance? I’m all for that! Now, what will 10K bring? 8K: 9K:… Continue reading

Order The Giuseppe Rinaldi!

It’s one of the wine rules I live by. If there’s a Giuseppe Rinaldi wine on the list, just order it. Of course, if the list is stocked with old Barolo, following my… Continue reading

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