Alsace – 10 key facts

Alsace (image courtesy of FWS)

  I met someone last week who was surprised that I knew where Colmar was. But of course, for any wine lover, it’s the heart of Alsace!  Having learned so much about its history and geology through the French Wine Scholar  course, I was thrilled to visit the area a couple of years ago. Ireland’s […]


Big Rhône Wine Quiz!


Win a wine holiday in the Rhône valley for yourself and 3 friends, courtesy of Inter-Rhône! Rhône Wine Week kicks off from 2-8th November, with a Big Rhône Quiz on Monday 2nd November, around 5.30pm, at a city-centre venue in Dublin.  The winner gets a 5-day wine holiday, for 4 people, including flights, camper van […]

Beaujolais season!

Beaujolais & food

If you are lightening up for summer, then take a closer look at Beaujolais. It’s the quintessential summer red from France – light in body and alcohol, with barely-there tannin, and bursting with fresh raspberry and cherry.  Unusually, the wine (made from Gamay grapes), undergoes an enzymatic fermentation called carbonic maceration, which results in vibrant […]