The Daily Drop - Two Great Wines Under €15

  • Image 7 Eco Viognier 2015, Chile - Eco Viognier 2015, Chile, (Organic) 13% €13.95  A very tasty refreshing Viognier from Chile; light and brimming with citrus and peachy fruits, this is a well-made well-priced wine. With oily fish; mackerel, salmon or maybe sea bass. Even inside its home territory of the Northern Rhône, Viognier varies from light and refreshing to rich and […]
  • DSCF7210 Illuminati Riparosso 2015, Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo - Illuminati Riparosso 2015, Montepuliciano d’Abruzzo 13.5% €14.99 Very seductive smooth warm dark fruits, a touch of tobacco and a slight earthiness. We had this with a spicy lamb dish (from Diana Henry’s Simple cook book) and the two went perfectly. This is an old favourite that I hadn’t tried for some time, so I was […]
     

    The Top Drop - Two Great Wines Over €15

  • Image 5 Via Arxentea 2015, Monterrei, Spain - Via Arxentea 2015, Monterrei, Spain 13% €18.50 Refreshing crisp dry wine with plump melon and pristine green apple fruits. A perfect balance of crisp and soft that bites and comforts at the same time. A great aperitif, with shellfish, or white fish – hake or cod. I had mine with hake, served with spinach and […]
  • DSCF7257 Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains 2013, Robert Groffier - Bourgogne Passe-Tout-Grains 2013, Robert Groffier   Succulent rich, lush dark cherry fruits, balanced perfectly by just enough acidity. Soft and rounded, drinking beautifully now.   With grilled duck breast and mushroom risotto. I made this a wine of the week in the Irish Times but possibly didn’t realise then just how good it was. I […]