Roz Crowley

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Le Caveau – Pour me another glass

Le Caveau in Kilkenny never disappoints

May 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Start at the top to give Austrian wines a chance

. In Austria, households are allowed to make 200 litres of booze a year for their own consumption, as long as it is not offered for sale. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

A decent night’s drinking! Wines of the week

  A recent small dinner party for six recently had me reaching into the wine cupboard for a few bottles I wondered about. Every one of them was a treat. … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 · 2 Comments

Aimé Guibert passionate man of wine

At the age of 91 Aimé Guibert died on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of winemaking in the Languedoc which led the way to showing what the region was capable … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Fleurie gets the juices flowing – wines of the week

The Beaujolais region is often undervalued and for a while, resting on its laurels, deserved its drop from fashionable dinner tables. It’s back again with a bang, and while we … Continue reading

May 16, 2016 · 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

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

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

September 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

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

August 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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