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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)

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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: 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: 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: Cimarosa Chenin Blanc (Lidl €5.49)

If you’re looking for something easy drinking for the weekend, then look no further than the Cimarosa South African Chenin Blanc from Lidl for €5.49.  Cimarosa is Lidl’s wine supply partner and they have a good range of wines that they provide Lidl with, sourced from all over the globe. Chenin blanc is an extremely versatile…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Cimarosa Chenin Blanc (Lidl €5.49)