Phylloxera

Dying on the Vine : How Phylloxera Transformed Wine. By George Gale. University California Press; $ 39.95. Imagine sitting down with a glass of wine made from Clinton or Noah rather than Cabarnet Savignon or Chardonnay. This is less far-fetched than it sounds. As...

In Praise of Wine

In Praise of Wine For the praise of wine go to the world’s greatest literature. For its champions read down the roll of  poets of all lands and all ages from the Psalmists of ancient Israel to the most fervent of our twentieth and twenty first century versifiers....

Jancis Robinson, MW

Jancis Robinson stated that she is rather worried about the increasing tendency to treat 17.5cl as a standard glassful. It contains roughly twice as much alcohol as the standard unit that the medical profession is always berating us with. The British Government is set...

UK Sommelier of the Year Award 2011

The 2011 UK Sommelier of the Year Award was won by Frenchman Yohann Jousselin of The Vineyard at Stockcross, Berkshire. Runners up were Loic Avril, another Frenchman and Lukasz Kolodziejczyk from Poland and both of the Fat Duck Restaurant.

William Crozier

William Crozier William Crozier was a Scottish- born artist, who was famous for his vivid landscapes died on the 12th July, 2011 had many connections with Ireland. His designs and paintings grace the labels of Kelly’s Resort Hotel, Rosslare, Co. Wexford house red,...