Aldi Ireland have an excellent range of white wines on offer. Each Christmas they put together a selection of wines from across their portfolio. I’ve picked three Aldi whites from a recent tasting and have an overview of them below. Continue reading
The most renowned region for wine in Spain is Rioja DOCa. Known for its quality red wines the main grape produced in this region is Tempranillo. As it happens International Tempranillo Day is taking place this week. To tie in with this I have tried a 2012 Rondan Crianza from Wines Direct. Continue reading
Here is a little something to get the drink connoisseurs out there excited. Running between the 18th and 20th November Tippletown is Brewtonic’s three-day festival celebrating the world of incredible drinks. A curated program of tastings, demos, workshops and tailored events is running in Wigwam on Middle Abbey Street. Each one is dedicated to showcasing the very best in spirits, beers, wines, bubbles, coffees and sodas in the world. In even better news most of them are FREE Continue reading
The Carlsberg Foundation was set up in 1876 to manage the Carlsberg Laboratory and is celebrating 140 years in business. There is however another significant date in the history of Carlsberg. In 1883 the Carlsberg Research Laboratory revolutionised the quality of beer with the discovery of pure yeast which made it possible to make quality beer from every brew. Continue reading
September 1st is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. This may also be an excuse to drink red wine. Either way I’m more than happy to help celebrate it, and what better way than opening a bottle of Crios from Argentina. The wine is made by Susana Balbo at Dominio del Plata in the Mendoza region of Argentina. Continue reading
It’s funny how things change in the course of a life. I’m starting my WSET Level 2 in Wines and Spirits in September, but…….
One of my earliest memories of drinking wine was back in 1999. I was 21 and up until that point wine was really just something that my aunties drank so I usually stuck to beer. In November 1999 I headed to the land down under and spent a year travelling around Australia. It was there I discovered the back packer joy that is 5 litre boxes of wine. Yes boxes ! Over time I traded in the boxes for bottles and of course Wolf Blass was among those bottles. Continue reading