Introducing Brimoncourt Champagne

Brimoncourt giraffe

A rainy and relatively quiet June afternoon coincided nicely with an invitation from Boutique Wines to the launch of Brimoncourt Champagne in Ireland.  The venue was Pichet Restaurant,looking good after a revamp about a year ago.  The warm welcome from Johnny and Phil from Boutique Wines, as well as Jeremy from Pichet lifted my spirits […]

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Restaurant wine lists

Peter McCombie

Master of Wine, Peter McCombie recently convinced Irish restaurateurs to adopt lower profit margins on wine.   At a recent trade event hosted by Searsons, 1 out of 3 restaurateurs said they would consider cash margins rather than percentage margin, for premium-priced wines. Peter McCombie was the guest speaker on ‘Creating Profitable Wine Lists’.  He has […]