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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Ilauri Avalos Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2015 (Blackrock Cellar Reduced to €16.95 from €18.95)

This week’s wine recommendation is a lovely Pecorino I picked up in Blackrock Cellar, which was on special offer. I was passing through Blackrock High Street and though I would pop into Blackrock Cellar as I’d read a lot of great things about their selection and customer service. I asked for a recommendation from one…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Ilauri Avalos Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2015 (Blackrock Cellar Reduced to €16.95 from €18.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Freeman’s Bay ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ Pinot Gris 2016 (Aldi €7.99)

This week I tried a few wines and funnily enough it was a cheap and cheerful choice from Aldi that made the cut. I normally shop in Lidl, truth be told. But there have been a few people telling me to check out Aldi’s selection, so I thought I’d give them a try. I picked…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Freeman’s Bay ‘Winemaker’s Reserve’ Pinot Gris 2016 (Aldi €7.99)

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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)