The Wine on Wednesday

  • FOUR NEW SHERRIES FROM O’BRIENS O’Briens recently introduced some great wines from two exciting Sherry producers. Both are family-owned with a long and noble history. More importantly, both produce some great wines. Bodegas Barón was founded in 1895 by Manuel Barón Fernández. His wife’s family had been involved in the sherry business for ten generations, so they could claim to […]
  • FOUR SPANISH WHITE WINES Four wines this week; all were in the running to feature in an Irish Times article I wrote last Saturday, but for various reasons (price, availability, late arrivals) did not make it to the final four. It was not because they weren’t good enough, so this week four great white wines all from lesser-known regions […]
  • Gai’a Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2022, Santorini Gai’a Wild Ferment Assyrtiko 2022, Santorini, Greece 13.5% €36.95 I did a tasting for the local parish recently and mentioned during my talk that the above wine was one of my favourites. The following day, as a thank you, I received a bottle! We tasted the Gai’a Rosé on the night which went down very […]

Upcoming Events

  • NUGAN ESTATE TASTING N Matthew Nugan, owner and CEO of Australian producer Nugan Estate was in town today with European sales manager Gary Janes and winemaker Glen Snaideri to host a tasting of their wines. Matthew’s Spanish grandparents fled the Spanish fled the civil war in 1938 and began a fruit packaging business in Griffith, New South Wales. […]