About Me

John Wilson left college with a degree in History, and very little idea of what to do next. After a few years travelling the world, he joined the wine business, where he spent the next fifteen years. He has worked buying and selling wine at all levels of the trade in both the U.K. and Ireland. In 2001 he escaped, and embarked on a career in journalism. He is author of ‘101 Great Wines Under €10’ and edited four editions of ‘The Wine Guide’,Ireland’s best-selling wine book.

He has contributed to various magazines, appeared on television, and has worked on local radio. He works as a consultant, and is wine correspondent for The Irish Times. Most of all, he likes a glass of decent wine.

    Upcoming Events

  • Irish Craft Beer festival 2015 - The Irish Craft Beer festival returns to the RDS from 27th-29th August with over 50 Irish beer and cider producers showing more than 200 Irish drinks. There will be plenty of Irish food producers on hand to provide sustenance at the premium beer event of the year. See www.irishcraftbeerfestival.com for details.
  • Ely Big Wine Tasting - The Ely Wine Bar autumn Big Wine Tasting will take place on Friday 18th September in Ely Bar & brasserie, chq. Tickets for this eagerly anticipated event will go on sale online (www.elywinebar.com) from 10.00 on 28th August. Do not delay booking – last year they sold out within 48 hours! The tasting will feature […]