Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

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

New Zealand’s convincing wines

A recent tasting of New Zealand wines in Dublin was preceded by a tutored masterclass on Chardonnay for trade and press given by Master of Wine Martin Moran (on right … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

More than a good walk

Nine not to be missed public Irish gardens | Irish Examiner 6 days ago … From Fota to Ballymaloe, we have an abundance of colourful walks to explore with the whole family, says Roz … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Languedoc – Wake up and smell the lavender

See my article on this beautiful area of France in this weekend’s Irish Times. Pic: The market at Gignac (Roz Crowley)

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madrid with a Madrileno

It’s hard to beat being shown around by someone who has lived in a city for years. A visit to Madrid in May of last year to visit my friend … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in Renvyle House. Hours in Kylemore.

130 years of hospitality in Renvyle was a good excuse to join friends at the weekend in this welcoming hotel on the wild shores of Connemara. Renvyle House has an … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day trip to London

One of the mast charming tea shops in London, and one of the oldest, Maison Bertaux is cramped and quirky, colourful and sometimes noisy. People get talking easily to those on … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Krakow – a quick visit

It was almost summer when I got to Krakow a few years ago. The snowy blanket of winter had given way to flowering trees and shrubs. Pope Benedict’s recent visit … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cookbook reviews Christmas 2012

The Cake Café Bake Book by Michelle Darmody. The most original design of a cookbook of the year, most surprising is the lack of photographs – not one – and … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Early supper in Dingle

Early supper in Dingle in June was a welcome escape from the constant driving rain typical of the brutal summer in Ireland in 2012. Out of the Blue served the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

East Beach Café Little Hampton

Delicious, comforting food at this beach side café is a treat. Designed by young architect Thomas Heatherwick to echo the rocks and stones of the area, it provides the best … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Eight nights in Nice

With plenty of bistros serving good value – and fairly run of the mill – traditional Niçoise dishes, Nice has plenty of culinary offerings. Salads are a good bet for lunch, … Continue reading

November 5, 2012 · 1 Comment