2016 Wine Wish List

Wine  Wishes

If I were to create a wish-list of what I’d love for 2016, it would read something like this: That the proposed minimum pricing legislation is carefully thought-out before being implemented.  I for one, do not want to have to pay even more for wine.  I have yet to be convinced that pricing will impact […]

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The best wine shops in Ireland

buying wine in a shop

The best wine shop in Ireland?  Redmonds of Ranelagh, according to Noffla, which annually awards the title to its very best members. The National Off Licence Association Awards are based on a range of criteria, heavily weighted towards range and wine knowledge, and independently judged. When buying wine, especially for  an occasion, there is no […]

Dessert wines from Down Under

Pfeiffer Topaque

Australia produces the same number of bottles as Bordeaux, but the variety of styles is incomparable.  This point was brought home a wine tasting by Wine Australia last week. Chris Pfeiffer, of Pfeiffer Wines, explained that Australian wine as we recognise it, has only emerged in the last fifty years.  Prior to this, sweet fortified […]