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

  • I Love Mosel Riesling I Love Mosel Riesling 2017 Mosel Riesling Kabinett, Andreas Bender €18.95 from Wines Direct, Mullingar & Arnott’s Dublin, or online from   Delicious fresh light Riesling;  peaches and tropical fruits with a touch of honey, this is a lively, zingy crisp wine was the perfect aperitif last night. And at 8% you can have […]
  • 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 […]


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