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  1. Celebrate The 4TH Of July With Some Big Californian Names

    Celebrate The 4TH Of July With Some Big Californian Names
    It's a day for the ducks out there. If you've found yourself dreaming of driving down Highway 101, past oak-studded hillsides, green valleys and rugged coastal cliffs, you're not alone. Although we have an excuse to be daydreaming about California as our new wines have just arrived and they've given us a burst of that Friday feeling. These wines are... read more
  2. A Lighter Shade Of Red

    A Lighter Shade Of Red
    We have selected a bunch of intriguing and aromatic red wines for the arrival of summertime, so you won’t have to give up red wines for your lighter summer meals. Thanks to their crunchy red fruit, low tannins and remarkable freshness these wines are great companions for a variety of occasions. Delicious as an aperitif (especially if chilled), they will... read more
  3. Perfect Wines For Meatless Monday

    Perfect Wines For Meatless Monday
    Over the last few years there’s been an increasing trend in Vegan and Vegetarian diets which is no surprise considering that for quite a while now we've been hearing how going meatless at least once a week has health benefits for us and the planet. Many are opting for Meatless Monday's and as a result, we have recently seen an increasing... read more
  4. Two new French Favourites from Wine Mason!

    Two new French Favourites from Wine Mason!
    Wine Mason held their annual portfolio tasting last week and it is fair to say they have set the standard high - a very boutique selection!  They showed just the right amount with about ten tables in total.  On the whole the wines represent a taste that is currently very on trend, one that is ultimately lighter and quite fresh... read more
  5. Wine Fair Review & 3 reds to try!

    Wine Fair Review & 3 reds to try!
    Thank you to everyone who made it to our Wine Fair at The Westbury on Sunday - what a huge success!  We raised over €10,000 for The Kieran Walsh trust to help get Kieran home to his family. Our suppliers really went above and beyond with their selections and we’re so grateful for their continuing support. I’d like to mention... read more
  6. Tindal’s 2019 Portfolio Tasting: Part 2 [Anna Hickson]

    Tindal’s 2019 Portfolio Tasting: Part 2 [Anna Hickson]
    Following on from wednesday’s post with a few more recommendations from Tindal’s 2019 Portfolio. Beginning with another gem from the mighty Antinori empire: Conte della Vipera 2016 comes from Castello della Sala, a medieval hilltop manor in Umbria. This is a refreshing blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, the typical White Bordeaux duo, and a reminder of their chemistry as... read more
  7. Tindal’s 2019 Portfolio Tasting: Part 1 [Anna Hickson]

    Tindal’s 2019 Portfolio Tasting: Part 1 [Anna Hickson]
    This week I’ll be reviewing wines from Tindal’s Portfolio tasting in two parts. This is the problem with having too many favourites, brevity becomes a hopeless aim! As it happens, I’ve only mentioned reds here but these are all very suitable wines for this time of the year - rich and warmly spiced. A brief note on Tindal’s introduction to... read more
  8. Women in Wine! Australian Trade Tasting 2019 [Anna Hickson]

    Women in Wine! Australian Trade Tasting 2019 [Anna Hickson]
    Last Wednesday I sipped my way around the annual Australia Wine Tasting at The Mansion House on Dawson Street. 30 out of 65 Australian wine regions were represented - a wide range in terms of climatic influence and style. The spotlight fell in the middle of the room on The Women in Wine Focus Table, an impressive exhibit from some... read more

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