• Rory Conniffe

    As the nation has settled into lockdown, our buying habits have adapted and many of us have dived into buying wine online for the first time. If you’re in a position to do this, it’s a good thing, as it is a way of supporting the smaller importers and independent off-licences around the country. And as you were probably ordering quite a few bottles, hopefully you were tempted to try something new.

    But as none of us are entertaining at the moment, you may find that at times, you are left with a bit in the end of a bottle, or you may fancy trying two different wines some evenings. Particularly as the days get longer and warmer, you may want to start with a glass of crisp white wine, followed by a glass of red. Which raises the question, how long will an open bottle of wine keep before it goes bad?

    If you fancy doing a bit of lockdown learning, you can get answers to this and many of the questions you may have about wine from one of Ireland’s top up-and-coming sommeliers, Rory Conniffe, who worked for a number of years in the Michelin-starred EIPIC in Belfast, before taking up the head sommelier position in Deplar Farm, an eye-wateringly expensive resort in Iceland. You’ll find him on Instagram at @emerald_somm, where he posts his Wine Fact Wednesday, as well as updates of his YouTube videos.

  • Wine Tips and Advice from Michelin award-winning Sommelier, Jurica Gojevic

    Wine Tips and Advice from our Michelin award-winning Sommelier, Jurica Gojevic

    The Champagne Wine Glass

    Most people drink champagne from regular glass flute. However, if you are dining in a great restaurant and you order a good bottle of champagne, the sommelier should offer a champagne wine glass, the same (or similar, as there are different styles) as the picture above.

    All serious champagne producers in a last a few years have started to produce their champagne glasses in an effort to educate people about drinking champagne. Champagne is the same as a white wine, in most occasions even more complex, just with bubbles, so why don’t we drink white wine from a flute?

    The champagne wine glass is perfect for developing and displaying champagne’s complex characteristics. This glass allows a wide range of aromatics to unfold. Unlike a flute, the egg-shaped design allows the complex layers to grow and intensify, and the larger rim diameter enables them to be released in a way which is not achieved with a narrow glass. The glass also includes a ‘sparkling point’ to aid the formation of the champagne bubbles.

    The Oak Room at Adare Manor awarded with Michelin Star. Two years following its highly anticipated debut, The Oak Room at Adare Manor has received Michelin star recognition. Head of Wines & Beverage Jurica Gojevic was also awarded the new Sommelier Award 2020 at the Michelin Guide to Great Britain & Ireland.Oct 8, 2019

    “It’s wonderful to be part of such a strong and vibrant food and beverage team in The Oak Room  at Adare Manor. Winning a Michelin star is a terrific achievement for all the team and I am very honoured to win the first Michelin Sommelier Award 2020. It is always a privilege being considered for awards, but the most rewarding part of this role is making sure every guests’ experience is as interesting, enjoyable and satisfying as possible.” — Head of Wines & Beverage Jurica Gojevic

     

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