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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine de Thulon 1947 1er Millésime 2009 (Wicklow Wine Company €24.95)

This week I thought I’d recommend something that would showcase the superior quality that can be experienced when you spend a little more on your wine. I actually bought this a few weeks ago, when I popped in to the Wicklow Wine Company shop on Main Street in the town centre. Master of Wine, Dermot Nolan,…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine de Thulon 1947 1er Millésime 2009 (Wicklow Wine Company €24.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Herdade do Rocim ‘Mariana’ Vinho Rosé 2015 (The Corkscrew €14.99)

This week I was surfing around Facebook when I noticed a post by the lads in The Corkscrew about a lovely looking Portuguese rosé. I headed down to the shop on my lunch break and grabbed myself a bottle. Chatting about the wine, I was informed that the winery at Herdade do Rocim, although not certified…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Herdade do Rocim ‘Mariana’ Vinho Rosé 2015 (The Corkscrew €14.99)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc 2015 (Kelly’s of Clontarf €14.99)

Chenin Blanc is one of the most versatile grapes there is. Originating in the Loire region in the north of France, it can produce wines that are dry, sweet and sparkling. South Africa has taken it on as it’s own flagship grape and there is a steady stream of excellent wines coming out of the Western Cape that…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Liberator Francophile Chenin Blanc 2015 (Kelly’s of Clontarf €14.99)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Guerrieri Rizzardi Prosecco Frizzante (O’Brien’s €11.95 reduced from €14.95)

This week it was my lovely girlfriend’s birthday, so I decided to grab a bottle of Prosecco on the way home. O’Briens currently have a sale on their range of Itaian wines across their stores with discounts of 20%-35%. This Guerrieri Rizzardi Prosecco Frizzante was reduced down to €11.95 and fitted the bill perfectly. Prosecco is produced in…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Guerrieri Rizzardi Prosecco Frizzante (O’Brien’s €11.95 reduced from €14.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Armas de Guerra Godello 2015 (SuperValu €12.99)

The north west of Spain already has it’s champion grape in the form of the fashionable Albariño from the Rias Baixas region. There is a lot more to this area though and Godello is a grape that has been trying to make it’s breakthrough in Ireland for a few years now. I first heard of…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Armas de Guerra Godello 2015 (SuperValu €12.99)

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5 Great Wines From Lidl’s French Range

As a country with a long wine making history, France has a rich tapestry of regions and styles to choose from. I have to admit to being a Francophile myself when it comes to wine. This is, in part due to the deft touch the French have that shows in the elegance and finesse of their…… Continue reading 5 Great Wines From Lidl’s French Range

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Vina Magna Crianza 2010

On Friday night I participated in a Christmas fair for La Touche Wines showing a selection of wines to the general public that had come along. I was there on behalf of the company I work for, as a supplier to La Touche, and we had tried to pick a selection of wines that would sell,…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Vina Magna Crianza 2010

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Beer for Wine Drinkers

The worlds of beer and wine are two different places, yet at the same time they have a lot in common. Both can be very representative of their places of origin and the techniques used to make them. Both are also very expressive of flavour and terroir, that allow the drinker to connect with where…… Continue reading Beer for Wine Drinkers

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This Is Not Just Wine…..This Is Marks & Spencer Wine

Marks & Spencer have always had a good selection of wine, branching out and offering a more varied range than most other supermarkets. And with Christmas around the corner, (I know, I said the ‘C’ word) their offering has just got a little bit better. Whether you want white, red, sweet or sparkles they pretty much…… Continue reading This Is Not Just Wine…..This Is Marks & Spencer Wine

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine Andre Bonhomme ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Vire Clesse 2014 (The Corkscrew €28.95)

I recently attended the DNS wine club in Dublin, for the first time. I have been meaning to attend one of these monthly meet-ups for a while and finally made it along. This month the club was focusing on a region I, along with most people, am not as familiar with as I would like – Burgundy. We…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine Andre Bonhomme ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Vire Clesse 2014 (The Corkscrew €28.95)