Keeping An Eye On The Weather In Sicily Via Cusumano’s App

The jet stream screwed us. Well that’s what Sky News is putting our unseasonably wet weather down to. Unfortunately, it’s screwing everyone, so mainland Europe is having as weird and wonderful a time… Continue reading

Liberty Premium Tuscan Wine Tasting – Return To My First Love

Tuscan wines were my first love. Everyone has one, the bottle that once you taste it makes you realise that much of the wine you’ve been drinking previously was mere plonk and this… Continue reading

Tasted at The Real Wine Fair – COS

Returning readers may remember that I listed the COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2008 in my most interesting wines of 2011 listing. Giusto Occhipinti was at The Real Wine Fair with a range of… Continue reading

Tasted at RAW – Tenuta di Valgiano

Update: Read about my April 2013 visit to Tenuta Di Valgiano at this link. Tenuta di Valgiano first came to my attention when a friend of mine who spends a lot of time… Continue reading

Real Wine, Real Heineken and Real Cocktails

Following a very enjoyable weekend of Leinstertainment in London, last Monday I popped along to two real / natural wine fairs – RAW and The Real Wine Fair. The fairs showcased wines which… Continue reading

James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Declassified Bordeaux

As you are no doubt aware, the Gironde river estuary together with the Garonne and Dordogne rivers broadly split the Bordeaux fine wine region into left and right bank areas. What you may… Continue reading

Moscato – The last straw!

Right, that’s it, I’ve had enough. Two weeks ago, The Observer newspaper featured an article about Moscato d’Asti, accompanied by the now ubiquitous photo of a hip hop star. Rappers, and Drake in… Continue reading

Tasting with Miguel Torres

Last month, I attended a tasting with Miguel Torres, head of the Torres wine brand and a legend in the wine world. The tasting held at the Porthouse Ibericos, Dundrum, Dublin, showcased wines… Continue reading

Rivera’s Portfolio Pyramid at Rigby’s

I recently popped along again to Rigby’s Deli and Dining Room on Leeson St., Dublin for dinner. I’ve written about Rigby’s and the delights of BYO previously, so you may already be aware… Continue reading

Castello di Potentino Pop-Up

I hate the phrase “pop-up restaurant”. To me, pop-up implies here today, gone next week – I don’t think a pop-up should be a way to create interest in a venture which the… Continue reading