Tag Archive: Dublin

Sherry Shorts: Eating Vegetables

Although much has been written of late about the gastronomic potential of the wines of Jerez and Sanlúcar, vegetables, with the notable exception of amontillado’s classic pairing with artichokes, rarely feature in the discussion. It’s… Continue reading

I’ll Zalto You A Thing Or Two

Lost in all the Riedel-Hosemaster kerfuffle is of course the most pertinent question of our wine time. Do people still consider Riedel to be the gold standard in wine glasses? (The Hosemaster fallout means I… Continue reading

Arianna Occhipinti Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010

  This is my synthesis of Sicily That’s how Arianna Occhipinti describes Grotte Alte, her Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico. The wine spends 40 days on skins and 4 years in 25HL slavonian oak. While… 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

State of the Nation: Sherry in Ireland

Yeah I know this is a frequent topic for me, and you might be sick of hearing about the rising global popularity of sherry. However, seeing the penetration sherry is getting in the market… 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

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 – A day of great bottles

There really isn’t anything unusual about an Irishman celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, but I like to think that since we share names, I have more right to indulge on this day than most.… Continue reading

Valli Unite – Ottavio Rube Vino Rosso

“Are these the actual hands that made the wine?” It was a rhetorical question. In the way that any comment on Instagram could even jokingly be considered as rhetorical. I used to mock… Continue reading

Restaurants in Dublin Offering BYO (Bring Your Own)

There is no getting around it – my cooking skills leave a lot to be desired. I love cooking and am always willing to put in the effort, but I tend to be… Continue reading

Getting Serious About Sherry

In the last six months I’ve become enthralled by the world of Sherry. I don’t just enjoy the delicious product in the bottle but I’m also fascinated by its history and its production… Continue reading