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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 Midweek Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Winery Moment of Silence 2016 (Green Man Wines €23.95)

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, South Africa produces some of the most delicious, well made and under rated wines in the world, currently. The country has some of the most versatile and beautiful terroir, which can produce excellent grapes. From this top grade fruit the highly skilled wine makers of the…… Continue reading Phil’s Midweek Wine Tip: Blank Bottle Winery Moment of Silence 2016 (Green Man Wines €23.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2015 (O’Brien’s €21.95)

With literally thousands of indigenous varieties of grapes to make wine from, Italy has an embarrassment of riches in their vineyards. One of the areas re-establishing its name is Sicily. The island has a variety of not just grapes, but also soils and general terroir to choose from. Being so far south can have the…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Alta Mora Etna Bianco 2015 (O’Brien’s €21.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: The Doctors Riesling 2015 (The Corkscrew €19.95)

I love Riesling. I think it is the most versatile and expressive grape and produces some of the best wines in the world. Some of the most famous Riesling in the world comes from the Mosel region of Germany and many producers try to emulate this style throughout the wine world. This week I had…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: The Doctors Riesling 2015 (The Corkscrew €19.95)

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Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Dr Deinhard Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015 (The Corkscrew €17.95)

We’ve been experiencing a bout of delightful weather in Ireland over the past couple of weeks. This has, as you would expect, dictated my drinking choices and this weeks wine tip is a product of this influence. This was recommended to me when I was in The Corkscrew on Friday night for a light and fresh…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Dr Deinhard Weisser Burgunder Trocken 2015 (The Corkscrew €17.95)

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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: 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: 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: 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)