Tag Archive: Ireland

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

Rhône Wine Week Ireland: 3rd – 8th November

  With Rhône Wine Week only a few days away, it seemed fitting that when faced with the dilemma of the second bottle choice in Sager + Wilde on Sunday evening, we opted for… Continue reading

Azienda Agricola COS Cerasuolo di Vittoria Classico 2011

I could dedicate an entire website to COS and Arianna Occhipinti such is my love for their wines. One of my most recent purchases was a few bottles of Arianna’s Grotte Alte Cerasuolo di Vittoria 2010.… 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

Growing My Italian Wine Collection

Earlier this year I read a very interesting series of articles from Alfonso Cevola on his blog “On The Wine Trail In Italy” about his own personal strategies for collecting Italian wine. Ostensibly… Continue reading

Lily Aldridge Loves Wine!

It seems that supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Lily Aldridge is a bit of a wine buff. You may already be aware of this of course if you, like me, follow her on… Continue reading

An update on the sherries of Bodegas Tradición

A quick note on the sherries from Bodegas Tradición which I had the great fortune to try again recently. These really are a range of best-in-class sherries across the board but three really stood… Continue reading

Sipsmith Botanical Feast – James Bond and Casino Royale (sort of!)

A dry martini,” [Bond] said. “One. In a deep champagne goblet.” “Oui, monsieur.” “Just a moment. Three measures of Sipsmith London Dry Gin, one of Sipsmith Barley Vodka, half a measure of Kina… Continue reading

International Sherry Week in Ireland

With only days to go until International Sherry Week (2nd-8th June) it’s time to get planning what events to attend. There are loads of events planned across Ireland, from Bantry to Cork, Galway… Continue reading

The Real Wine Fair 2014 – Sicily

Tobacco Dock was bathed in sunshine during The Real Wine Fair, and I think the weather only served to fuel my infatuation with the array of fresh and bright light and medium bodied red wines on… Continue reading