Saint Patrick's Day Wine Giveaway
And Some Irish To Try
Niepoort Sásta 2020 has arrived just in time for St Patrick's Day. To coincide with its arrival and our Big Day (and also the fact it's not actually March 2020), we've decided to give away a Magnum. Be in with a chance to win this magnum with every purchase of Sásta 2020!! The winner will be picked on March 24th.
We have also just Ireland's first sparkling wine to our Porfolio and according to wine critic John Wilson, it's a very fine wine indeed. It will surprise and delight you and hopefully just like our boys in green, it will give England a run for its money this weekend.
And finally from Killahoras 200 year old Orchards on the south facing slopes of Ireland’s County Cork, we have a rare Apple Port and if you're feeling adventurous, try the cocktail recipe provided!!
Niepoort Sásta 2020
Niepoort Sásta 2020 has arrived just in time for St Patrick's Day. Be in with a chance to win this magnum with every purchase of Sásta 2020!! The winner will be picked on March 24th.
This is an uncomplicated red wine from the Douro Valley. It is a wine that shows off its origins and its abundance of grape varieties in an elegant, fresh, and easy-drinking interpretation of the terroir. The drawings on the label are by Fintan Taite, an award-winning Dublin cartoonist. They retell the legend of Saint Patrick and his banishment of snakes from Ireland.
The wine drinks wonderfully, intense and full of Douro character. It is fresh, fruity and spicy with smooth tannins.
Lusca Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Noir, Lusk, Co. Dublin
Yes, you read that right, Lusk, Co. Dublin!! We may not be a Country associated with winemaking, but Lusk farmer David Llewellyn has made Ireland's first sparkling wine, and according to wine critic John Wilson, it's a very fine wine indeed! David graced us with his presence at our Bubbles Tasting on Saturday and brought enough of his Sparkling Wine for everyone in the audience to try, and they were equally as impressed as John.
This is his first vintage of Sparkling Wine and is produced at Lusca Vineyard, the only commercial vineyard in Ireland. A unique, single variety is Blanc de Noir wine, made exclusively from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The grapes were pressed extremely gently, extracting only the delicate bright pink colour from the skins of the grapes; fresh, ultra-dry, and deliciously fruity; this will surprise and delight you and give Englands Nyetimber a run for its money!
David also produces a very interesting and enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot.
Killahora Orchards Pom'o Apple Port
An apple aperitif made from rare apple varieties, grown in Killahora Orchards. They mix the juice from their bittersweet apples with the finest apple brandy, then age it in Irish whiskey barrels for at least a year.
Serve chilled as an aperitif, with nutty cheddar or fruit desserts or in a cocktail.
Cocktail Idea - Killahora Negroni - 25ml Killahora Orchards Pom’O, 25 ml Gin, 25ml Campari, Lemon Twist