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Sherry – conquering the world, copita by copita.

Speaking at a tasting of Spanish wines in Whelehan’s Wines earlier this week (all part of Spanish Wine Week), I was very pleasantly surprised by the reception given the Hidalgo La Gitana Manzanilla sherry by many of those attending. Not everyone by any means, as sherry can still be a shock to some, but at least a dozen people said how much they enjoyed the chilled fresh wine with the (very good) tapas served alongside. It is a long slow battle, but sherry will eventually prevail! La Gitana is light, refreshing and bone dry, and sells for just under €20.

By the way, if you haven’t visited Whelehan’s in Loughlinstown, I would recommend you find the time. It is an excellent shop with a lovely eclectic selection of wines, and a very nice café attached.

La Gitana Manzanilla
€19-20 from Whelehan’s, Loughlinstown, Corkscrew, Chatham St.; and others.

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Something for the Weekend – a Tasty Riesling

Something for the Weekend – a Tasty Riesling

DSCF6387Pikes “Hills & Valleys” Riesling 2014, Clare Valley, Australia

I reconnected with Clare Valley Riesling yesterday at the Wines of Australia Tasting in Dublin. They had a delicious mature Pewsey Vale Contours Riesling 1999 at the masterclass. Back home I opened a bottle of this lovely light Riesling from one of the better producers in the region. Light, fresh and crisp with lime zest and green apple fruits, finishing dry. A nice aperitif, or even better with crab. The price drops to €15.75/£10.58 if you buy a case from Also available from The Corkscrew, Chatham Street, D2,

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