Reviews

Villa Conchi, Independent

Villa Conchi, Cava, N.V. in the Irish Independent. Read full piece here.

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l'Esparrou Irish Examiner

Château l’Esparrou Cuvée Bisconte, Côtes du Roussillon 2015, in the Irish Examiner, 9th December 2017. Read in full here.

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Henriot Magnum thetaste.ie

Henriot, Blanc de Blancs Champagne, Magnum, in thetaste.ie. Full piece here.

Deux Cols  Sunday Business Post

Les Deux Cols, Alizé 2016 in the Sunday Business Post, 3rd December 2017, read more here.

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Deux Cols thetaste.ie

Les Deux Cols, Alizé 2016 in thetaste.ie, December 2017, read more here.

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Perlage Zharpi Independent

Perlage, Zharpì in the Irish Independent, 2nd December 2017, read more here.

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Perlage Sunday Business Post

Perlage 'Col di Manza' Prosecco Superiore di Valdobbiadene in the Sunday Business Post (top five sparkling wines) 26th November 2017

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Escarpment Sunday Business Post

Escarpment 'Te Rehua' Pinot Noir 2010, in the Sunday Business Post (top five red wines) 26th November 2017

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Zephyr The Sunday Times Ireland

'Zephyr' 2016, Les Deux Cols in the Sunday Times (Ireland), 26th November 2017

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Deux Cols, Wilson on Wine 2018

'Alizé' 2016, Côtes du Rhône, Les Deux Cols in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Monteillet Syrah in Wilson on Wine 2018

Les Hauts du Monteillet Syrah 2014, Domaine du Monteillet in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Ogier Temps white in Wilson on Wine 2018

Le Temps est Venu 2015, Domaine Ogier in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Eco Viognier Wilson on Wine 2018

Eco Viognier 2015 in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Val de Vid, Wilson on Wine 2018

Rueda 2016, Val de Vid in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Petite Arvine, Wilson on Wine

Petite Arvine, Domaine René Favre in the latest edition of John Wilson's book: Wilson on Wine 2018

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Bouchard Finlayson Independent

 

Bouchard Finlayson in the Irish Independent, 18th November 2017

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Terrasses The Gloss

Château Pesquié, 'Terrasses' 2015 Ventoux, The Gloss Magazine November 2017 http://thegloss.ie/celebrate-rhone-wine-week-with-this-sleek-succulent-red/

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Pesquie Quintessence Examiner

Château Pesquié, 'Quintessence' Ventoux, the Irish Examiner 4th November 2017

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Boisson CDR Examiner

Domaine Boisson, Côtes du Rhône 2015, the Irish Examiner, 4th November 2017

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Pesquie Muscat de Beaumes de Venise Examiner

Château Pesquié, Muscat de Beaumes de Venise in the Irish Examiner, 4th November 2017

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Amies Chanteuses Examiner

'Les Amies Chanteuses' 2016, Les Vignerons d'Estezargues in the Irish Examiner, 4th November 2017

Boussiere Gigondas Examiner

 

Domaine la Bouïssière, Gigondas, The Irish Examiner, 4th November 2017

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Paradou Grenache, Examiner

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Paradou Grenache in the Irish Examiner, 4th November 2017

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Fondreche thetaste.ie

 

Domaine de Fondrèche, Ventoux White, 2015 in the Taste, November 2017. Full piece here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/frances-rhone-valley-place-go-white-wines-for-the-winter/

 

 

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Zephyr thetaste.ie

Deux Cols, Zephyr 2016 in the Taste, November 2017. Full piece here: http://thetaste.ie/wp/frances-rhone-valley-place-go-white-wines-for-the-winter/

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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/