Stefanie was joined for movies and booze by Mick O'Connell, Fionnuala Jones and Chris Wasser with thanks to Marks and Spencer...
Sean was joined by Annette Freeman, Lynda Coogan and Olivia Fahy with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: Masseria Borgo dei Trulli Vermentino, Italy Artuke DOC Rioja 2022
22 September Finished
Sean was joined LIVE from Athlone Springs Hotel by Leslie Williams, Brian Lloyd and Fionnuala Jones with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer Bellante Prosecco - Price €15 A creamy, elegant sparkling wine with flavours of white peach and jasmine. Everyone loves Sauvignon Blanc, by far the biggest selling grape in Ireland. This is from rom the rolling countryside of Gascony in South West France, a wine which elegantly blends Sauvignon Blanc's naturally tangy, herbal character with a deliciously soft succulence from the region's sunny climate.. Gold Label Sauvignon Blanc - Price €8 Lively French Sauvignon Blanc, packed with a ripe cocktail of pear, grapefruit, lime and gooseberry flavours. Pays Gascogne whites are some of the best value and most underrated wines in France. Originally these vineyards would have been focused on Armagnac Brandy which is still produced and is more interesting than Cognac. Fleurie is by far the best known Cru Village of Beaujolais, a sub-region of Burgundy. Now that nobody can afford Burgundy anymore many of us have turned to Beaujolais. Gamay, the Beaujolais grape, may not be as complex as Burgundy's Pinot Noir but it has lively cherry fruit flavours and oodles of character, especially from the cru villages like Fleurie, Morgon and Moulin a Vent. Fleurie Now Priced - Price €12 A refreshing red wine with flavours of raspberries and violets. This medium-bodied wine from the village of Fleurie is one of Beaujolais’ most famous ‘cru’ wines. Serve chilled alongside duck, tuna and omelettes. Suitable for vegans. At its best within two years
15 September Finished
Sean was joined by Annette Freeman, Deirdre Molumby and Dean McGuinness with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: Uiltje Seashore Seesaw Salt and Sour Peach Gose – it is a fruit Gose with an a.b.v. of 4.2%. Pinky and the Grain is a Hibiscus IPA at 6.9% a.b.v. with flavours of cherry, blueberry, spice.
8 September Finished
Sean was joined LIVE from The Sugar Club in Dublin by Leslie Williams, Brian Lloyd and Fionnuala Jones with special guest appearances from Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer Ribeek Old Vine Chenin Blanc - South Africa - Price €13 Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most commonly planted white grape and makes everything from inexpensive quaffers to fine complex long lived wines. This is from the ultra-trendy region of Swartland, filled with hipsters and cook young winemakers - and lots of old gnarly vines making great wine. This is a vibrant tropical zesty white with flavours of Citrus, peach, apricot, flint. The Old Vine Project of South Africa recognises the importance of caring for vineyards to allow vines to have a healthy and productive old age, thus creating a sustainable farming model. This Chenin Blanc is made exclusively for M&S Riebeek Valley Wines from 35-year-old vines carefully cultivated by the 22 families who found the winery almost 80 years ago. Best enjoyed chilled within 3 years of purchase. Bardolino Chiaretto Rose, Veneto, Italy - Price €14 From the hills around Lake Garda in the Veneto - Bardolino is a pretty lakeside village just 30km from Verona. Bardolino Chiaretto is made from the same grapes as Valpolicella and Amarone. Cherry fruits, cherry skin tangy freshness and pleasing elegance. Chiaretto rosé wines are produced in northern Italy's Bardolino region where the wine grapes grown on the glacial hillside soil impart freshness and a lovely minerality. Made from the Corvina grape, with some Rondinella and Molinara, the lightly grippy structure and crisp finish pairs well with seafood, pasta, and tasty vegetable dishes. Serve chilled. Matetic Estela Lunar Pinot Noir - Casablanca, Chile - Price €18 Pinot Noir is the great grape of red Burgundy that grows well in just a few places in the world. Burgundy is the most famous, parts of coastal California and New Zealand are some others but the most overlooked is the Pacific Coastal vineyards of Chile such as the Casablanca Valley an hour north of Santiago A vibrant, smooth, and elegant wine with flavours of cherry, blueberry, spice.
25 August Finished
Sean was joined for Movies and Booze by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and John Fardy, with thanks to Marks and Spencer.
18 August Finished