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Phil’s Midweek Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Winery Moment of Silence 2016 (Green Man Wines €23.95)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, South Africa produces some of the most delicious, well made and under rated wines in the world, currently. The country has some of the most versatile and beautiful terroir, which can produce excellent grapes. From this top grade fruit the highly skilled wine makers of the…… Continue reading Phil’s Midweek Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Winery Moment of Silence 2016 (Green Man Wines €23.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2015 (O’Brien’s €21.95)

With literally thousands of indigenous varieties of grapes to make wine from, Italy has an embarrassment of riches in their vineyards. One of the areas re-establishing its name is Sicily. The island has a variety of not just grapes, but also soils and general terroir to choose from. Being so far south can have the…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2015 (O’Brien’s €21.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: The Doctors Riesling 2015 (The Corkscrew €19.95)

I love Riesling. I think it is the most versatile and expressive grape and produces some of the best wines in the world. Some of the most famous Riesling in the world comes from the Mosel region of Germany and many producers try to emulate this style throughout the wine world. This week I had…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: The Doctors Riesling 2015 (The Corkscrew €19.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Elian Da Ros Ce Vin est un Fête’ 2015 (Terroirs €16.50 Reduced From €19.95)

I’ve passed Terroirs in Donnybrook quite a few times, but always seemed to be rushing somewhere and therefore not had the time to stop in. The name itself has peaked my interest and I managed to get a moment to visit this week and have a look around. I was greeted by Françoise, one of…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Elian Da Ros Ce Vin est un Fête’ 2015 (Terroirs €16.50 Reduced From €19.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Koffer 2016 (Blackrock Cellar €32)

This week I took a recommendation from Blackrock Cellar home in the form of Blank Bottle Winery’s Koffer 2016. This is a wine made from 100% Cinsault, which is a grape I have little experience with. It produces light to medium bodied red wines and is a component of some Rhone wines. Along with Pinot…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Koffer 2016 (Blackrock Cellar €32)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Dr Deinhard Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015 (The Corkscrew €17.95)

We’ve been experiencing a bout of delightful weather in Ireland over the past couple of weeks. This has, as you would expect, dictated my drinking choices and this weeks wine tip is a product of this influence. This was recommended to me when I was in The Corkscrew on Friday night for a light and fresh…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Dr Deinhard Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015 (The Corkscrew €17.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine La Baume ‘Elisabeth’ Viognier 2015 (SuperValu €10 reduced from €12)

This week’s recommend comes from a grape that is less well known than a lot of others, but can produce some outstanding wines, which often get overlooked. Viognier is one of my favourite grapes, although I usually find it in a  blended wine accompanied by another grape such as Chenin Blanc. It is a grape that…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine La Baume ‘Elisabeth’ Viognier 2015 (SuperValu €10 reduced from €12)