Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The devil’s own tipple

Wine O’Clock - By Michael Wolsey Pinot Noir is an old variety of grape. It is difficult to grow and gave rise to the famous verdict of one vineyard owner that “god made Cabernet Sauvignon but the devil made Pinot...

The devil’s own tipple

Wine O’Clock - By Michael Wolsey Pinot Noir is an old variety of grape. It is...

Light and bright

Wine O’Clock When a wine becomes popular outside its home turf, one of two things is...

Made on sunshine isle

Sicily has become a popular holiday destination in the past decade or so. If you...

Stop before you pop

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Summer is the time for sparkling wines but some of...

Wine O’Clock – Sweet and low

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Many producers have attempted to provide low-alcohol or no-alcohol wine...

Coming up rosé

Way back in the 1970s, when I was half of a young married couple, Mateus...

Let them drink Cava

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey While we basked in glorious sunshine in recent weeks, many...

It’s a washout

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey If you watched the soccer friendly between Ireland and France...

It’s the name game

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Judging a book by its cover is a relatively reliable...

One of our own

Some beautiful wine is made in Waterford but it’s not called Déise Delight or Vin...

Making a song of it

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Mickey McConnell has a great song about a man who...

Seeing red …

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey In the dim and distant past, when I worked for...

Not just for holidays

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey And Spanish ale will bring you hope, wrote the the...

Highs and lows

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey When I told an American woman I had bought some...

Snob on the job

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Why do wine waiters hold one hand behind their backs...

A bleat about lamb

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey No lambs will die on my account this Easter. It’s...

A taste of fusion

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey When I was a young man, buying drink for ladies...

Vive le vin francais!

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Would you be critical of an Irish politician who drank...

Two of a kind

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Syrah is the main grape used in the production of...

Shop for a drop

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey I am sometimes asked to rate independent retailers of wine...

California dreaming

Wine reviews – By Michael Wolsey Wine tourism is a growing business and entire holidays are...

Pubs and Bars

Left Bank

Welcome to Left Bank The Left Bank Bar Kilkenny opened on the 8th of May 2008 and quickly established itself as a must visit for...

Kytelers

Langtons

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