Recommendations · Wine

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

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

Recommendations · Wine

Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine Andre Bonhomme ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Vire Clesse 2014 (The Corkscrew €28.95)

I recently attended the DNS wine club in Dublin, for the first time. I have been meaning to attend one of these monthly meet-ups for a while and finally made it along. This month the club was focusing on a region I, along with most people, am not as familiar with as I would like – Burgundy. We…… Continue reading Phil’s Weekend Wine Tip: Domaine Andre Bonhomme ‘Vieilles Vignes’ Vire Clesse 2014 (The Corkscrew €28.95)

Recommendations · Wine

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)