A busy week, and I haven’t got around to writing much about it. But a few pics below:
Did a tasting of Manchego and wine at La Touche Wines in Greystones, all part of Spanish Wine Week, after which Damian opened a few very nice (non-Spanish) wines…
West Waterford Food Fest in Dungarvan, where we talked and drank beer, gin and wine, the first two from local producers Dungarvan, Metalman and Blackwater Gin, and then ate Eunice Power’s delicious food
On Monday a fascinating blending masterclass from Bollinger, where we tasted the first blends of Vin Clair from various different grapes, regions, vintage and style.
Went to the Outsiders tasting – a group of foreigners who have set up shop in the Languedoc. Some very interesting wines and nice people too. Most are seeking an Irish importer.
A lovely juicy Merlot, available through jnwine.com – €14.75/£8.99 a bottle
Jan & Caryl Panman, Ch. Rives-Blanques, Limoux – lovely fizz here
Seriously good wines from Nadia Bourgne at Ch. La Madura
Vianney Fabre – Ch des Angles – very elegant wines
Rutger & Angélique Grijseels, Cotes du Rhone – lovely warming reds and very well made white wine.