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New cuvee from Killian Horan

“This is like a Syrah in drag!” – New cuvee from Killian Horan

Irishman Killian Horan is the New Romantic of the Irish Wine scene. By romantic, I am not referring to someone characterised by or suggestive of an idealised view of reality. I am talking Ultravox, The Human League, Duran Duran, the David Bowie Ashes to Ashes video – that New Romantic. Rock N’ Roll wine with its heavy metal reds and …

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A Velvety Syrah at a Great Value to Treat your Palate without Breaking the Bank

A Velvety Syrah at a Great Value to Treat your Palate without Breaking the Bank

Chile’s most popular variety might be Cabernet Sauvignon, but the country is by no means a wine trick pony. In fact, with its numerous microclimates and innovative winemakers, the Andean country seems to have a terroir to suit almost any grape and one that particularly thrives is Syrah. Viña Chocalan Origen Gran Reserva Syrah 2015 is a …

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Wines of the Rhône Valley

There’s no Place Like Rhône: Discover the Wines of the Rhône Valley

The vast Rhône Valley is an expanse of verdant beauty spanning the length of the Rhône river in southeastern France — sweeping from Lyon, France’s second city, to just north of provençal Orange; still a testament to the glory of the Roman Empire. Way back when, the Romans used the Rhône Valley as their highway …

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Wine of the Week - Cusumano Benuara 2014 €18.99 Now €16.99 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Cusumano Benuara 2014 €18.99 Now €16.99 by Suzi Redmond

Cusumano Benuara 2014 – Nero d’Avola, Syrah / Shiraz Another super offering from this winery. This wine has a deep and beautiful nose with aromas of blackberries, cherries, and spice with a light undertone of damp earth. It has an intriguing nose that almost transports you to Sicliy. The palate really offers a lot, a …

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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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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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Wine of the Week - Man O'War Dreadnought Syrah 2011 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah 2011 by Suzi Redmond

Man O’War Dreadnought Syrah: A fantastic winery located at the eastern end of Waiheke Island, this Rhone style Syrah (shiraz) from New Zealand was named after the first in a line of 20th century battleships. It has some age now but it is drinking beautifully. On the nose this wine is packed with aromas of …

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