Every Friday at 3.20pm, Sean is joined in studio by our movie reviewer and booze expert to discuss the latest cinema releases and a selection of beer or wine. Each week in a relaxed and casual environment the three chat about movies over some beer or wine just like being in a pub or at a dinner party!
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Paul Ryder, Ester McCarthy and Leslie Williams all joined Sean Moncrieff for this week's movies and booze with thanks to Marks and Spencer. This week's wines are listed below all with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Leitz ‘Ein Zwei Zero’ Non-Alcoholic Rosé, Rheinessen, Germany. Stockists: Independents - Donnybrook Fair, Fresh, Jus de Vine, McHughs, Redmonds, Vintry, JJ O’Driscolls, O’Donovans, Matsons, World Wide Wines. Fritz Haag Riesling Trocken, Mosel, Germany Stockists: Blackrock Cellar, Martins, FX Buckley Grocers, Jus de Vine, Vintry, The Corkscrew Fritz Haag have 17.5ha of Riesling on the steep slopes of the Mosel where slate soils, South facing hills and even the reflection of the river all contribute to the flavors.
12 August Finished
For Movies and Booze this week Sean Moncrieff was live from the Osprey Hotel in Nass. Jean Smullen, Dean McGuinness, Brian Lloyd, and Fionnuala Jones all joined Sean on the show. This week's wines with thanks to Marks and Spencer included: 2020 Marks & Spencer Gold Label Sauvignon Blanc IGP €8.00 2020 Marks & Spencer Rosso (Red) Puglia IGT €9.00 Marks and Spender Origins of Mosaic Pale Ale
5 August Finished
Lynda Coogan and Rachael Ryan, Brian Lloyd all joined Stefanie Preissner for this week's movies and booze with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's two wines with thanks to Marks and Spencer included: Canned Wine Co Grenache Rose 12.5% from France. Nine Fields Sauvignon Blanc & Cabernet 250 ml from South Africa.
22 July Finished
Jean Smullen, Annette Freeman, and Esther McCarthy all joined Sean Moncrieff for this week's movies and booze with thanks to Marks and Spencer. This week's wines are listed below all with thanks to Marks and Spencer. 2020 Allram Grüner Veltliner, Strass, (Kamptal DAC) €23.00 Stockists: Blackrock Cellar, Co Dublin; Drinkstore, Dublin 8; D-Six Off Licence, Harold’s Cross; McHugh’s Off-Licence Artane & Malahide Road; Nectar Wines, Sandyford; Pinto Wines, Drumcondra and The Wine Pair, Lr Clanbrassil St, Dublin 1. 2020 Jurtschitsch Zweigelt €22.95 Stockists: Ely Wine Store Maynooth & www.elywinebar.ie; Eleven Deli, Greystones; Wine Pair, Dublin 8 and Quintessential Wines, Drogheda
15 July Finished
Leslie Williams, Arlene Hunt and Fionnuala Jones all joined Sean Moncrieff for this week's movies and booze live from the Sugar Club with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines with thanks to Marks and Spencer included: Prosecco Rose All Prosecco comes from Northeast Italy. Prosecco Rosé is a relatively new category with the Consorzio the Italian regulatory body permitting its production from Nov 2020. M&S were the first major retail to launch Prosecco Rosé. The M&S Prosecco Rose is made by a family winery based in the Del Bianco family located in the heart if the Prosecco near the town of Conegliano. The grapes are Glera a white grape and Pinot Noir (or Pinot Nero in Italian) max 15%. Glera makes lively floral wines and Pinot Noir adds the strawberry red fruits. Prosecco Rosé as with all Proseccos is made by the Italian/Martinotti/tank method, where the still wines undergo a second fermentation in big, pressurised tanks to produce the lovely creamy bubbles. Proseccos are all designed to be drunk you and fresh to enjoy all the lovely floral fruity flavours. Classics Pinot Grigio M&S Classics range aim to have wines which truly represents the best quality and typicity of the region or grape. Italian Pinot Grigio can get a bad wrap as lacking flavour and insipid, but it Northeast Italy it can be made into a really flavoursome wine. The M&S Classics Pinot Grigio is made for us by a lovely family winery which is based in a repurposed brick making factory. M&S work closely with the family to make our own wine blend. We visit it them every year in November after the harvest to agree which wine parcels will go into our blend. We aim to get the wine to sing with fresh pear and white blossom notes, round and full flavoured but a wine that can be sipped on its owned or paired with fish and just about any Italian dish Lisboa Bonita This wine is made exclusively for M&S by Casa Santos Lima, based 25kg from Lisboa in Portugal; a country that makes the full range of wines from Sparkling, Red, White, Rose and sweet but are less visible on our shelves as they have a healthy home and tourist market. Portugal has a rich myriad of the local indigenous grape. This wine is made from a selection of these and includes Caladoc, Castelao, Tinta Roriz, Alicante Bouschet, Touriga Franca and Touriga Nacional. This blend gives to a rich full bodied oaked wine that has flavours of ripe black berries and bergamot. There are vanilla notes as well that come from the 6 months ageing in French and American oak for give this complex wine. The label reflects the beautiful blue and white tiles often seen in Portugal particularly buildings in the old town of Lisboa. This hearty wine is perfect for BBQs from the full meaty versions to the creative vegan dishes now being seen. The wine of course is vegan as all M&S wine are.
8 July Finished