The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • DSCF6947 Vina Laguna Pinot Grigio 2014, Istria, Croatia - Vina Laguna Pinot Sivi 2014, Istria, Croatia €14.95 from Gibneys of Malahide, Donnybrook Fair, Clontarf Wines, Redmonds of Ranelagh, Sweeneys of Glasevin, Martins of Fairview, Hole in the Wall. Pleasant, fresh plump easy melon fruits with a touch of the exotic – ginger and honeysuckle. An aperitif wine or with light summery salads. The plump […]
  • DSCF6833 Syrah 2014 Feudo Arancio, Sicily - Syrah 2014 Feudo Arancio, Sicily €15 from Mitchell & Son & Myles Doyle, Gorey. Lovely cool supple plum fruits with a sprinkle of black pepper. We tried it with chicken baked in a creamy sauce. The chicken was lovely but the wine went better with the sheep’s cheese that followed – Cáis na Tíre, my […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • Kritt Pinot Blanc Marc Kreydenweiss Pinot Blanc, Alsace - Marc Kreydenweiss Pinot Blanc, Alsace €17.95 from O’Briens Lively and fresh, a perfectly formed combination of pure apple and pear fruits with a lovely lingering finish. We drank it as an aperitif (with tortilla chips, possibly not the best match), but also with some very fresh plain boiled prawns – delicious. Every now and again […]
  • DSCF6916 Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia - Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir 2014, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia €28 from Marks & Spencer This is a seriously good Pinot Noir. Light and juicy with piquant dark cherries and plums, very good concentration and nice length. Refreshing, but it has some depth too. I drank it with roast duck (also from M&S) with my […]