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  • Alasia moscato Moscato Secco 2012, IG - 12.5% €13.95   Very aromatic nose of elderflowers and rose-petals; light lively fresh peaches, honey and grapes on the palate. A perfect aperitif or for drinking on a summer’s day.   Muscat or Moscato is one of the few wines that can actually taste of grapes. The Moscato grape is grown in vast quantities in […]
  • Image Caves Saint-Désirat Syrah 2013 - Vin de pays d’Ardèche €14.49 I am a bit of a sucker for Northern Rhône Syrah, even the cheap stuff. It has a light fresh savoury character that I really enjoy. Light fresh juicy peppery blackcurrant and damson fruits, with a mineral quality. You won’t mistake it for a Côte Rôtie, but this is a […]

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  • Ovilos Ovilos 2012, Ktima Biblia Chora IGP Pangeon, Greece - 14% €23.99 Tomás Clancy, my colleague in the Sunday Business Post presented this wine in the discussion on Emerging Wine Regions at Ballymaloe Litfest 2015 (see my recent post on this event). I agree with his selection of both wine and area; Greece is a fascinating wine producing country, and this is a great wine […]
  • la penetencia La Penetencia 2013 Ribera Sacra - 13.5% €50 Elegant dark cherry and blueberry fruits on nose and palate. Piquant, elegant and precise with fine tannins on a wonderful lingering finish. Drink with pork dishes or duck and game, or hard cheeses. I presented this wine in the Emerging Wine Regions discussion at the Ballymaloe Litfest 2015 (see my blog), as a […]

    Upcoming Events

  • La Touche Wine Fair & Barbeque - La Touche Wines Greystones are holding a summer wine fair and barbeque on Friday 17th May 5-9pm followed by a late bar and live music Tickets €15 available in store or email info@latouchewines4u.ie
  • sheridans Sheridans - Sheridans Cheesemongers will host their sixth Irish food festival on Sunday 24th May 2015, here at our Virginia Road Station headquarters in Co Meath. A huge array of Ireland’s top food producers will be here to sell, sample and talk about their wonderful foods. The idea of this annual event is to bring together the people […]