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Over 45 Wineries to Taste at O’Briens Spring Wine Fair this Weekend

The biggest wine tasting event in Ireland is around the corner. O’Briens Spring Wine Fair will gather over 45 international wineries between Friday 13th and Saturday 14th of May at The Printworks Dublin Castle. Winemakers, winery representatives and expert staff from O’Briens will be eager to answer all of the visitor’s questions so the opportunity will be …

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Grenache Groupies

We’ve already seen that Grenache is a versatile grape, even when made as a single varietal. It’s such a popular grape that others want to get in on the act, to get a piece of the action – they’re the Grenache Groupies! The chief conspirators are: • Syrah – darling of the Northern Rhône, Australia …

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Wines for Autumn

As of Tuesday 1st September, we’ll officially be in Autumn. This may not come as a surprise to many, given that July was so wet and August left a lot to be desired – it’s almost as if we skipped summer altogether! But there have been whispers of an Indian Summer potentially appearing this month, …

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Wine of the Week - Beaumont des Crayeres Grande Reserve NV Champagne by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Beaumont des Crayères Grande Réserve NV Champagne by Suzi Redmond

Beaumont des Crayeres Grande Reserve Champagne: This is a special champagne, it has two and a half years lees aging which gives it a great body with lots of those champagne characteristics that we know and love. Usually this length of ageing would cost more, and is not that common in non-vintage Champagnes – or at …

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Wine of the Week - Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2010 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2010 by Suzi Redmond

Los Vascos Grande Reserve 2010 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Carmenère, 10% Syrah, 5 % Malbec This week’s “Wine of the Week” isn’t just any Chilean wine, it is a wine managed by the prestigious Domaine Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) one of the elite houses from Bordeaux. With ungrafted pre-phylloxera Bordeaux rootstock being used and the …

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