Wine

Wines for August by The Motley Cru

“World days” seem to be ten-a-penny of late; it seems every day has some theme attached to it: ice-cream day, book day, even “System Administrator Appreciation Day” (Friday 31st July apparently) Wine is no...

July Barbecue Wines by The Motley Cru

We’ve been spoiled with the weather of late, to which the fumes from the multitude of barbecues alight in the warm evenings can attest. If you’re tempted to stand over the coals yourself, here...

Wines of California by Suzi Redmond

Wines of California held an intimate master class the other Thursday in Stanley’s restaurant on St. Andrews Street. Organised by Justine Adam and hosted by the ever-engaging Liam Campbell from the Irish Independent, it was...

Fresh Whites from WineMason by Frankly Wines

Dublin-based wine importers WineMason only sell to the trade but their brilliant range of wines is popping up on more and more independent merchants’ shelves and restaurant wine lists. Founded by husband and wife...

A Sherry Armada by The Vine Inspiration

While officially there’s no such thing as ‘en rama season’ in Ireland, I’ve unofficially designated the weeks in May and June as such, as this is the time the spring releases of this ‘sherry...

What is Real Wine?

May was real wine month, but what does that mean? Real wine refers to organic, bio-dynamic, natural and orange wine. Which means that the wine has had minimal or no artificial additions either in...