What Price Potensac?

How much does price play a role in where people buy their wine? While it surely plays some factor in the choice of merchant, I think knowledge of the staff and quality of… Continue reading

Liberty Wines 2012 Portfolio Tasting – Part 2

Last week, I wrote the first part of my blog about some interesting wines from the recent Liberty Wines tasting in Dublin. This week, I’m going to present the final part of my… Continue reading

Liberty Wines 2012 Portfolio Tasting – Part 1

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Liberty Wines 2012 portfolio tasting held in Fallon & Byrne in Dublin. Liberty Wines are the importers for a number of outstanding Italian wines, so… Continue reading

Searsons 2012 Portfolio Tasting

I recently attended the Searsons portfolio tasting in the Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin. There were lots of really great wines on show but as I explained in a previous tasting post, I’m not… Continue reading

Wine Storage and Frescobaldi Montesodi Chianti Rufina

With all the recent kerfuffle over the Spectrum/Vanquish auction in London, it seems appropriate that of late my mind has turned to the issue of provenance. In case you missed it, the Spectrum/Vanquish… Continue reading

Rising Stars of Europe Wine Tasting

I recently attended a tasting in The Cliff Town House in Dublin organised by On The Grapevine and Cabot and Co. The tasting was showcasing the wines of seven different producers and was… Continue reading

Top Notch Ripasso by Tommaso Bussola

Last week I posted about the death of Guiseppe Quintarelli. Sadly, the wines of Quintarelli are unaffordable to most but there are many alternatives which people can turn to in their search for… Continue reading

Wine Dinner, New Ventures and Quintarelli

A very short blog post this week as I actually haven’t been drinking that much wine. I’m not detoxing, if anything I’m retoxing, but this week it has been mostly with the odd… Continue reading

Ch. Batailley at Rigby’s

Dublin in 2012 is not London in 2012, nor is it Dublin in 2002. In both of the later cases, someone in search of a bottle of wine could stroll off the main… Continue reading

Zenato Wine Dinner

On Tuesday 29th November, I attended a Zenato wine dinner at Valparaiso restaurant in Monkstown, Dublin. Alberto Zenato was on hand for the evening to present some of the wines from his estate.… Continue reading