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Phil’s Midweek Wine Tip: Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Getaria 2016 (The Corkscrew €18.95)

This month I have been trying to dedicate more time to understanding Spain’s wines and regions a bit better. Looking for something a little off centre I came across this lovely Txakoli (pronounced chak-o-lee), as recommended by the lads in The Corkscrew. Txakoli is a light, fresh and slightly spritzy style of wine that has…… Continue reading Phil’s Midweek Wine Tip: Txomin Etxaniz Txakoli Getaria 2016 (The Corkscrew €18.95)

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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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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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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: 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)