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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)

Recommendations · Wine · Wine Regions

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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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

Wine · Wine Production

Oak Ageing Wine

During a recent training session with some restaurant staff, I was asked why a wine might have ‘reserve’ or ‘riserva’ on the bottle label. This led on to a discussion about ageing wine in oak and the effects this has. The thought of barrels stacked in a cellar, quietly sleeping, is a romantic one. But…… Continue reading Oak Ageing Wine

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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

Wine · Wine Regions

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