Roz Crowley

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Wine of the Week: Cote du Py

We broke out our magnum of the Cote du Py 2008 Morgon Jean Foillard last week. I needed a light red to break from the white Burgundy style we finished with scallops … Continue reading

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Pierre Lawton comes back to his roots in Cork

http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/the-wine-goose-flies-back-352336.html. The return of this member of one of the original wine geese was a treat for members of a Cork wine club recently. See my article above for some … Continue reading

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California Dreaming of Wine at Chateau Montelena

This article first appeared in different form with three other interviews with winemakers in the Sunday Times 4 May 2014 entitled THE GRAPE ESCAPE. The other three interviews are available … Continue reading

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Dermot Sugrue at Wiston winery, Sussex – An Irishman makes wine sparkle in England

This article first appeared in a different form as part of a longer article on four of Ireland’s Winegeese in the Sunday Times 4 May 2014 called THE GRAPE ESCAPE. … Continue reading

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UCC courses

Funding is possible for courses in UCC on cheese making and icecream production. Follow a long line of successful food manufacturers who have benefited from UCC courses. Worth  exploring. http://www.ucc.ie/en/fitu/courses/shortcourse-icecreamsciencetechnologycourse/

December 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Crop of Cookbooks

Read my reviews of this year’s cookbooks and tell me if you agree with my comments. Happy Christmas! http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/cookbooks-the-gifts-with-taste-that-will-keep-on-giving-371464.html

December 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Christmas gifts @ €5. Possible?

Christmas gifts up to €5 Published 4/12/15 Irish Examiner This year the recession is not quite over on this page, and the task set for me was to find delicious … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snacks for Kids – Of Any Value?

Junior bites

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lidl x 2 Wines

Favourites from a recent wine club tasting of Lidl wines include the Champagne from Bissinger which is a premier cru and tastes like one too with some toasty notes, a fresh … Continue reading

December 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Eats Shoots and Leaves and a few berries

From July’s article in the Irish Examiner. Each season brings its own bounty. http://www.irishexaminer.com/…/foraging-for-food-leads-to-some-tasty-treats- 343967.html

November 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kurt Elling Velvet Overground

A QUIET CHAT WITH KURT ELLING ROZ CROWLEY Irish Examiner May 2013 Pic Roz Crowley Tired from a chest infection in his hotel room in Norway, Kurt Elling was a … Continue reading

November 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Nuts for health. Walnuts in detail.

As an addition to my nut spread survey in the Irish Examiner 9 October 2015, there is much to say about the value of including nuts in the diet. I … Continue reading

October 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Michelangelo results out. Great winners in South Africa

In August I spent five days tasting some terrific wine close to Stellenbosch in South Africa. It was all of eleven years since I had judged at this competition, at the … Continue reading

September 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week: Château Montrose

I seem to have been indulged a lot this month with a generous gift of the 2004 Château Montrose from JL Charmolue in St Estephe a real treat. From a … Continue reading

September 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week Calon Ségur

If you tasted the 2005 Calon Ségur, you might expect to be disappointed with its following vintage. But no such thing. Ready to drink now (though it will keep for … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

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