The Daily Drop – Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Colinas del Itata Old Vines Muscat 2017, Itata   Inviting delicate perfumed floral aromas; juicy, really lively orange peel and apricot fruits, with a lovely musky kick on the finish. A delightful wine and outstanding value for money.   Lightly spicy prawn or chicken Thai curries.   I featured the 2014 vintage of his wine a few years ago. The 2017 is, I […]
  • Ramon Roqueta Tina 3 Garnacha 2016, Calatayud   This is a very moreish all-purpose wine that offers great value for money. Medium-bodied juicy ripe strawberry fruits with plenty of concentration and real oomph on the mid-palate, and a smooth rounded finish.   A good match for most red meats or pork; I had mine with mildly spiced lamb kofte and a tomato […]




The Top Drop – Two Great Wines Over €15

  • Soave La Rocca 2015, Pieropan Quite deep in colour with a restrained lightly nutty nose. The palate opens out with time to reveal a delightful mix of almonds, light peach fruits and honey. A wonderful subtle wine full of nuance. Don’t serve it too cold; the flaovurs are quite delicate. Not cheap, but worth it. Spaghetti or linguini with either […]
  • Le Cadet 2016, Montirius, IGP Vaucluse A vivid youthful colour. Full of bold vibrant ripe dark fruits, this is a seductive medium to full-bodied red that retains a mouth-watering freshness. Not a keeper but excellent now. We drank it with chicken thighs baked with herby tomatoes and peppers. Montirius produce some of the finest wines of Vacqueyras and Gigondas in the […]


Upcoming Events

  • Spit Fest 2018 One of the best wine consumer events of the year takes place tomorrow in the Chocolate Factory (26 Kings Inn Street, D1) from 18.00 – 20.30. Four of our finest wine importers – Grape Circus, Nomad Wines, Vinostito and WineMason come together to put on a tasting of some 145 wines from some of the […]
  • JEAN-CLAUDE RAMONET & VINCENT AVRIL COME TO IRELAND Bill Kelly, Jean-Claude and Anne-France Ramonet.   For years, Kelly’s Resort Hotel has held wine tastings and dinners in the autumn and spring, each featuring a producer who supplies wine for their excellent wine list. As Kelly’s directly import from some of the finest domaines of France and elsewhere, these are some of the best […]