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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: 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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Beginners Guide To: Burgundy

I’ve decided to develop on the inspiration for one of my previous posts. I’m delving a bit deeper into a region that still confuses many; Burgundy. Situated inland and one of the northernmost wine regions in the world, it can be a myriad of crus, vineyards, villages and departments to understand, even for the most seasoned…… Continue reading Beginners Guide To: Burgundy

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Vina del Cura Rioja Reserva 2011 (Tesco €10 – Reduced from €18)

This week it’s Spanish Wine Week. So what better for me to recommend than Spain’s most famous wine – Rioja! This weekend’s wine tip is a Rioja reserva from Tesco which I spotted a few days ago, reduced from €18 down to €10. Rioja is one of two wine regions in Spain classified as a DOCa. This is…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Vina del Cura Rioja Reserva 2011 (Tesco €10 – Reduced from €18)

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A Brave New World

So, you’ve been out in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) for a couple of weeks and the only thing to drink is beer, and not even good beer at that. A glass of chilled wine would go down beautifully on a 29°C day, but it’s not something that is easily found in this part of the world.…… Continue reading A Brave New World