The smaller Chianti Classico region of Tuscany is the original area of production with a history going back centuries

One evening recently I managed to get hold of some good fresh lamb’s liver from my butcher. Out of potatoes and rice, I searched in vain for polenta –(...)

Sweet fruit with a lightly tannic off-dry finish.

A very attractive lively wine with juicy sour cherries and herbs.

Deeply coloured with solid meaty dark cherry fruits and a long firm dry finish. Ripe yet structured.

A modern take on Chianti with bright ripe black cherries and a touch of spice. Medium-bodied and smooth.

Very pleasant light raspberry fruits with a clean finish. Good wooing wine. Stockists: Supervalu

What could be more romantic on Valentine’s Day than a Brangelina rosé made on the Provençal estate owned by Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt?

W ith the Ireland France rugby match taking place next Saturday (kick-off 17.00 hours), I suspect restaurants in Dublin will afterwards be heaving wit(...)

Fresh wild strawberries and herbs with a crisp dry finish and subtle floral aromas. Subtle and seductive. Stockists: Terroirs, Donnybrook

Superior Champagne with lively raspberry and strawberry fruits. Stockists: Redmond’s, Ranelagh; La Touche, Greystones; Donnybrook Fair.

Elegant subtle blackcurrant fruits with a crisp mineral finish. Lovely Champagne. Stockists: On the Grapevine, Dalkey; Terroirs, Donnybrook