The independent wine trade has taken a bit of a battering in recent years. However, in Dublin at any rate, there seems to be something of a re(...)

Soft creamy cheeses tend to go with acidic wines, and that really means white wines. Tannic red wines tend to go better with hard cheeses.

T wo of my favourite things in life, as demonstrated by my figure, are dairy and drink. Being a little more specific, cheese and wine, although the(...)

The Irish Whiskey Awards is now in its third year, and represents a serious attempt to reward the very best in our expanding whiskey industry

Recently I sat down in front of 13 tiny plastic tasting beakers – the sort you get from merchandisers when they’re doing tastings in the supermarke(...)

Tullamore D.E.W. Special Reserve 12 year old. 40%, €40.99 Nicely textured with Oloroso sherry, vanilla spice and nuts, finishing with milk chocolate.(...)

Danie de Wet Chardonnay sur lie 2015, de Wetshof, Robertson, South Africa, 13.5%, €14.99 Delicious unwooded Chardonnay with fresh lemons and subtle ha(...)

Power’s Three Swallow Release Single Pot Still Whiskey, 40%, €45 Lightly toasty and smooth with very attractive pineapple fruits, hints of spice and (...)

Geil Pinot Noir 2014, Rheinhessen, 13%, €17.50 Delicious fresh crunchy dark cherry and ripe plum fruits. Stockists: Independent Dublin wine shops, Da(...)

Dr. Deinhard Spätburgunder 2012, Pfalz, 13.5%, €19.95 Dangerously easy to drink; light fresh red cherry fruits with a touch of undergrowth. Stockists:(...)

Germany is the third-largest producer of this variety in the world, after France and the US.

Following my article on New Zealand Pinot Noir last week, we now take a look at another country making increasingly good wines from the same grape (...)

August Kesseler Pinot Noir, Rheingau 2012, 13.5%, €50 Fragrant and beautiful wine with silky soft dark cherry fruits and a smooth elegant finish. Supe(...)