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Archive: Oct 2015

Does All Wine Age?

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In a nutshell, the answer is no. It’s probably one of the most pervasive myths in the wine world that all wine either matures or at least remains drinkable indefinitely.  Wine doesn’t come with a use by date but perhaps it should.  Wine is a consumable foodstuff like any other and eventually goes off and […]

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2015

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In 1985, Cloudy Bay released its first Sauvignon Blanc. 30 years on, as they launch their flagship 30th Anniversary vintage, they maintain the same devotion to quality and consistency that generated their success from their very first year. Cloudy Bay is the standard bearer for Marlborough and New Zealand when it comes to Sauvignon Blanc. […]

The Old Way, The New Way, The Rioja way

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“The times they are a-changing” sang Bob Dylan in 1964.  Indeed, a sentiment that could be applied to many factors in life and of course, wine.  However, for the purposes of this piece lets imagine Bob was talking about the great Spanish wine of Rioja. Now, I don’t know if Bob Dylan was, or still […]

Rustenberg Estate Wine Dinner

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Wednesday 4th November James Street South The Barlow family purchased the Rustenburg vineyard in 1941 and Simon took over the running of the farm from his parents in 1987 building a new winery, replanting the estate which has resulted in the production of strong red and white wines based on classic varieties which have gained […]

Down Royal Festival of Racing & Billecart-Salmon

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Purchase x3 bottles or more of Billecart-Salmon between now & the 25th of October & recieve x2 free tickets to The Down Royal Festival of Racing! Just write ‘RACING‘ in the delivery instructions and wait for your tickets to arrive. Billecart Salmon NV  Bottle Price: £35.99 / €53.50 Case Price Per Bottle: : £32.39 / […]

Just Arrived: Dominus Estate and Napanook 2011

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“The Dominus 2011 and Napanook wines from the iconic estate have just landed and we have a limited amount of stock still available for sale. While the 2010 Dominus recieved rave reviews from critics and is definitely a wine for cellaring, the 2011 is much more restrained and forward in style. In fact it is the perfect […]

Billecart-Salmon Dinner

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Thursday October 22nd – Lough Erne Resort Billecart-Salmon Dinner This small family-run Champagne house has a justifiable reputation for producing incredibly elegant wines; and what better place to get to know the range than in the exquisite surroundings of Lough Erne Resort. Nicolas Billecart will introduce you to a number of their cuvées whilst chef Noel […]

A Month of Rioja

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As the leaves change colour, the evenings get shorter and we are reaching for the woollies at the back of the cupboard, it’s time to get cosy in front of the fire – and to top it all off – a rich, warming bottle of Rioja! We are welcoming the onset of autumn with arms […]

Ghan House Dinner with Paco Garcia

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Paco Garcias idea about wine is clear, make something different, something set apart, more modern, fruity, flavoursome wines with an eye-catching image and, above all, that would really please today’s youth. That is, to bring the wine to new generations and to non-users, and that, at the same time, it would allow those who are […]