Marques de Murrieta

Murrieta menu

One of my favourite Rioja producers is Marques de Murrieta, which happens to be one of the oldest and most famous estates.  It can actually claim to be older than Rioja itself, as Murrieta was established in 1852, and the Denominacion d’Origen (D.O.) was created in 1925! Lucian Murrieta was of South American decent. He […]


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 […]

Buying wine for Christmas

Buying wine for Christmas

Buying wine in Dublin for Christmas? One week to go! Take the risk out of buying expensive wines with a few recommendations, based on wines which have made a big impression at my wine tastings and wine courses this year: Molloys Liquor Stores: If you like Rhone wines, you are in the right place. Look […]