Lidl wine recommendations

Richard bampfield

“How would you rate wines from Lidl?” is a question I am asked more frequently of Lidl than any other store.  In the last 10 years Lidl’s cheap wines have been a massive influence in buying wine in Ireland. Finding the cheapest gluggable wine has become a national pastime and conversation piece.  After a wine tasting of Lidl’s range, my […]


Best of wine in 2011

3 glasses

Random reflections on wine in Ireland in 2011: WINE Most memorable wine of the year: Piper Heidsieck 1990 champagne, which I showed at a private wine tasting.  Its toasty maturity, delicate balance and length of flavour was remarkable. Best wine under €10: Domaine Caude Val Merlot, available from Molloys Liquor Stores. Most impressive wine at wine […]

Wedding wine tips

choosing wines for a wedding

With the wedding fair season in full swing, here are some tips when it comes to choosing wines for a wedding. Wine styles: Disregard your own tastes on the day! You should aim to serve wine styles which will appeal to the masses, everyone from your elderly relations to your hip city friends. Generally speaking, anything […]