Reviews

Luis Canas Irish Independent

Luis Cañas Rioja Reserva 2011 in the Irish Independent, 7th October 2017

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Paradou Viognier thetaste.ie

Paradou, Viognier 2015 in thetaste.ie. Full piece here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/game-of-rhones-brace-yourselves-great-rhone-valley-wines/

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Missionvale 2014 theTaste.ie

Missionvale Chardonnay 2014, Bouchard Finlayson, Hemel-en-Aarde in theTaste.ie. Full piece here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/blonde-ambition-rich-and-buttery-white-wines-to-indulge-this-season/

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Les Hauts Blanc thetaste.ie

Les Hauts du Monteillet, Blanc 2014, Domaine du Monteillet in theTaste.ie. Full piece here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/blonde-ambition-rich-and-buttery-white-wines-to-indulge-this-season/

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Bardolino SBP

Bardolino 2015 from Zenato Winery in the Sunday Business Post, 17th September 2017. Read more here: https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-43-397642

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Blackwater Gin Indo 16 Sept 2017

Blackwater Gin in the Irish Independent 16th September 2017. Full piece here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/wild-wicklow-in-a-bottle-36128188.html

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Kalak Hot Press

Kalak Vodka in Hot Press Magazine, September 2017

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Perdrix Irish Independent

Perdrix de l'Année, Les Bêtes Curieuses 2015 in the Irish Independent, 9th September 2017

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Petite Arvine, Newstalk

Petite Arvine, Domaine René Favre et Fils 2015 on Newstalk's Moncrieff Show. Listen back, or read the blog post here: http://www.newstalk.com/Movies-And-Booze-Weekend-Wine

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Chateau des Lauret Sunday Business

Château des Laurets, St Emillion 2011 in the Sunday Business Post. Full piece (behind paywall) here: https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-41-396556

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Blackwater Juniper Sunday Business Post

Blackwater Juniper in the Sunday Business Post. Full piece (behind paywall) here: https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-40-396092

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Sunday Business Post Villa Conchi

Villa Conchi in the Sunday Business Post. Full piece (behind paywall) here: https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/spains-sparkling-hero-future-395203

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Markus Molitor Irish Times

Markus Molitor Wehlener Klosterberg Kabinett 2014 in the Irish Times. More here https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/time-to-go-on-the-dry-and-roll-out-the-riesling-1.3160344

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Irish Independent Cave Talmard

Cave Talmard, Macon-Uchizy 2016 in the Irish Independent, 5th August 2017. More here http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/top-20-bank-holiday-bottles-35992497.html

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Irish Independent Coldigiano

Coldigiano Prosecco in the Irish Independent, 5th August 2017. More here http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/make-mine-a-prosecco-35992452.html

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Irish Independent Perlage Zharpi

Perlage 'Zharpí' in the Irish Independent, 5th August 2017. More here http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/make-mine-a-prosecco-35992452.html

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Irish Independent Coldigiano

Villa Arfanta Prosecco in the Irish Independent, 5th August 2017. More here http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/make-mine-a-prosecco-35992452.html

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Sunday Times Jose Cuervo Familia

Jose Cuervo, Reserva de la Familia, Tequila, The Sunday Times (Ire.) 23rd July 2017

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Blackwater  Gin Examiner 22 July 17

Blackwater Strawberry Gin, Spirit of the Week, The Irish Examiner, 22nd July 2017

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Frappato Sunday Times

Santa Tresa Frappato 2015 in the Sunday Times (Ire.) 16th July 2017

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Pazo San Mauro Independent

Pazo San Mauro, Albariño in the Irish Independent of 15th July 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/wine-of-the-sea-35922513.html 

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Paradou Grenache, Independent

Paradou Grenache in the Irish Independent, 9th July 2017.  Read more here http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/picnic-wine-35897834.html

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Saint Gayan CDR Sunday Business

Domaine Saint Gayan Côtes du Rhône in the Sunday Business Post 9th July 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/top-20-summer-sizzlers-392706

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Montelena in theTaste.ie

Chateau Montelena, Calistoga Zinfandel in theTaste.ie, July 2017. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/californian-zinfandel-wines-july-edition/

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Montelena in the Irish Times

Chateau Montelena Chardonnay in the Irish Times, 1st July 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/time-to-flag-up-some-star-american-wines-1.3121174

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Vinconniere in the Irish Examiner

Muscadet de Sèvre et Maine Sur Lie, Domaine de la Vinçonnière 2015 in the Irish Examiner, 1st July 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/wine-for-the-summer-453681.html

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Orpens in the Irish Independent

More Sauvignon than Scrumpy: Orpens cider in the Irish Independent, the Irish Independent 1st July 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/cider-more-sauvignon-than-scrumpy-35883470.html

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The Sunday Business Post, Zenato Amarone Classico

Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, 2012, Zenato, the Sunday Business Post 18th June 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-32-390649

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Les Hauts du Monteillet, The Irish Times

Les Hauts du Monteillet Syrah 2014, the Irish Times 17th June 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/rh%C3%B4ne-valley-a-tale-of-two-wine-regions-1.3099299

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Chasse Spleen, Irish Independent

L'Heritage Chasse Spleen 2008, the Irish Independent 17th June 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/cheers-dad-the-top-drink-gifts-to-buy-for-fathers-day-35824992.html 

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Escarpment Sunday Times

Escarpment Pinot Noir 2014 in the Sunday Times (Ireland) 11th June 2017

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Food & Wine Zalto

Zalto glassware, Food & Wine Magazine, June 2017

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Sunday Business Post Markus Molitor

Markus Molitor 2011 Brauneberger Mandelgraben*, the Sunday Business Post 28th May 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-29-388653

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Irish Times Pesquie Paradou

Chateau Pesquie, Paradou Viognier, the Irish Times, 27th May 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/serious-white-wines-of-rh%C3%B4ne-valley-offer-good-value-1.3087728

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Irish Times Fondreche Blanc

Domaine de Fondreche, Ventoux Blanc 2015, the Irish Times, 27th May 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/serious-white-wines-of-rh%C3%B4ne-valley-offer-good-value-1.3087728

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Irish Independent Atelier des Sources

Atelier des Sources, Faugeres, the Irish Independent 27th May 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/take-it-low-the-best-fruitier-wines-for-summer-35750486.html

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Irish Independent Baumard St Yves

Domaine des Baumard, Savennieres, Clos de St Yves 2014, the Irish Independent 20th May 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/say-cheese-the-perfecting-pairings-with-wine-35724892.html

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Irish Examiner Pesquie Terrasses

Chateau Pesquie, Ventoux 'Terrasses', the Irish Examiner 6th May 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/supervalu-have-an-italian-wine-sale-beginning-soon-449432.html

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Irish Examainer Fevre Chablis

William Fevre, Chablis, the Irish Examiner 6th May 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/supervalu-have-an-italian-wine-sale-beginning-soon-449432.html

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Irish Examiner Fantini

Fantini Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, the Irish Examiner 6th May 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/supervalu-have-an-italian-wine-sale-beginning-soon-449432.html

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Sunday Business Post Zenato

Zenato Lugana San Benedetto 2015, the Sunday Business Post 14th May 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-27-387331 

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The Taste Malabarista

La Bascula Malabarista, the Taste, April 2017. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/spanish-wine-regions-april-edition/

.Sunday Business Post Rene Favre Swiss wines

John and Mike Favre, Petite Arvine 2015, the Sunday Business Post 17th April 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-23-384811

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Sunday Business Post Enamore

Renacer Enamore 2014, the Sunday Business Post, 30th April 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-25-385923

.Irish Times Chave Tradition

Domaine Yann Chave Crozes-Hermitage 2015, the Irish Times, 2nd April 2017. Read more here: https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/refreshing-and-elegant-wines-that-quietly-seduce-1.3017565?mode=amp

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Irish Times Betes Curieuses Clisson

Les Betes Curieuses, Clisson 2013, the Irish Times, 29th April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/the-best-white-wines-to-welcome-in-spring-and-summer-1.3039310

.Irish Times Amies Chanteuses

Les Vignerons d'Estezargues, Cotes du Rhone 'Les Amies Chanteuses' 2015, the Irish Times, April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/a-light-white-burgundy-and-an-irresistibly-warm-red-1.3036223

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Irish Independent Villa Conchi

Villa Conchi, Cava, the Irish Independent 29th April 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/top-20-summer-wines-35655762.html

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Irish Independent Sainte Croix rose

Chateau Sainte-Croix rose 2015, the Irish Independent 29th April 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/top-20-summer-wines-35655762.html

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Irish Independent Finca el Paso

Finca el Paso, Garnacha 2015, the Irish Independent 29th April 2017. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/wine/top-20-summer-wines-35655762.html

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The Gloss Fernando de Castilla

Fernando de Castilla, Fino, the Gloss Magazine, April 2017. Read more here: http://thegloss.ie/2017/04/why-its-time-to-reconsider-sherry/

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Irish Examiner Chave Tradition

Domaine Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage 'Tradition' 2015, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Irish Examiner Chave Le Rouvre

Domaine Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage 'Le Rouvre' 2014, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Irish Examiner Simone Joseph

Simone Joseph, Chardonnay 2015, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Irish Examiner Les Hauts Blanc

Domaine du Monteillet, Les Hauts du Monteillet, Blanc 2014, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Irish Examiner Eco Viognier

Emiliana Eco Viognier, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Irish Examiner Eco Syrah

Emiliana Eco Syrah, the Irish Examiner 1st April 2017. Read more here: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/some-of-the-best-wines-to-look-out-for-in-the-week-ahead-446640.html

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Sunday Business Post Tipaume

Tipaume, Alto Cachapoal, 2015, The Sunday Business Post, 12th March 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-18-381484 

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McKennas Guides Rene Favre Swiss Wines 

Mike and John Favre, Petite Arvine 2015, McKennas Guides, March 2017. Read more here: http://www.guides.ie/node/3625

..Irish Times Delamain Cognac

Delamain Cognac, the Irish Times, 11th March 2017. Read more here: http://www.wilsononwine.ie/irish-cognac-french-whiskey/ 

and here (paywall): http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/how-french-cognac-was-imbued-with-irish-spirit-1.2991302?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Flife-and-style%2Ffood-and-drink%2Fdrink%2Fhow-french-cognac-was-imbued-with-irish-spirit-1.2991302 

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The Gloss Cuvee d'Alize

Deux Cols, Cuvee d'Alize 2015, the Gloss Magazine, March 2017. Read more here: http://thegloss.ie/2017/03/a-juicy-red-with-irish-roots-for-st-patricks-weekend/

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The Taste Schlumberger

Domaines Schlumberger, Riesling, Grand Cru, Saering 2014, the Taste, February 2017. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/top-picks-tindal-wines-portfolio-tasting/

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The Taste Pombal do Vesuvio

Pombal do Vesuvio, the Taste, February 2017. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/top-picks-tindal-wines-portfolio-tasting/

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The Taste Eco Viognier

Emiliana Eco Organic Viognier, The Taste, February 2017. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/top-picks-tindal-wines-portfolio-tasting/

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Sunday Business Post There are Still Mysteries

The Drift, There are Still Mysteries 2012, the Sunday Business Post, 19th February 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-15-378755

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Irish Times Viognier de Rosine 

Emiliana Eco Viognier 2015, The Irish Times, 17th February 2017. Read more here: http://www.wilsononwine.ie/eco-viognier-2015-chile/ and here (paywall): http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/a-light-and-peachy-viognier-from-the-searsons-tasting-menu-1.2966693?mode=sample&auth-failed=1&pw-origin=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.irishtimes.com%2Flife-and-style%2Ffood-and-drink%2Fdrink%2Fa-light-and-peachy-viognier-from-the-searsons-tasting-menu-1.2966693

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Domaine Stephane Ogier, Viognier de Rosine in the Irish Examiner, 25th February 2017. Read more here (wrong bottle image in article): http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/wine-suggestions-this-week-are-all-white-and-all-smell-wonderfully-443753.html

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Rosine de Viognier Irish Examiner

Domaine Stephane Ogier, Viognier de Rosine in the Irish Examiner, 25th February 2017. Read more here (wrong bottle image in article): http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/foodanddrink/wine-suggestions-this-week-are-all-white-and-all-smell-wonderfully-443753.html

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Sunday Business Post Te Rehua

Escarpment 'Te Rehua' Pinot Noir 2010 in the Sunday Business Post, 29th January 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/try-buy-put-12-376874

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The Gloss Magazine Les Hauts du Monteillet

Les Hauts du Monteillet, Syrah 2012 in the Gloss Magazine, January 2017. Read more here: http://thegloss.ie/2017/01/a-smart-sassy-red-to-see-out-january/

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Sunday Business Post Best Fine Wine Importer

Sunday Business Post's Annual Awards, January 2017. Read more here (paywall): https://www.businesspost.ie/magazine/lets-raise-glass-best-vintage-year-374415

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Irish Independent Chave Tradition

Domaine Yann Chave, Crozes-Hermitage 'Tradition' 2014, in the Irish Independent 18th December 2016. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/top-ten-bottles-of-wine-to-gift-this-christmas-35293616.html

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Irish Independent Rene Favre Swiss wines

John and Mike Favre, Petite Arvine 2015, in the Irish Independent, 18th December 2016. Read more here: http://www.independent.ie/life/food-drink/top-ten-bottles-of-wine-to-gift-this-christmas-35293616.html

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The Taste Dow's 1916

The 1916 Dow's Port. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/tasting-the-past-the-100-year-old-port/

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The Taste Dow's Tawny

Dow's 20 Year Old Tawny. Read more here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/tasting-the-past-the-100-year-old-port/

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The Taste Vesuvio

Quinta do Vesuvio Douro. Read more here http://thetaste.ie/wp/tasting-the-past-the-100-year-old-port/