Sean was joined LIVE from Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny 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:
Gewurztraminer is one of those grapes everyone should try at least once. Only to be found in Alsace (and Germany), this is intensely aromatic with rose petal and lychees scents and a lush palate. These exotic tropical flavours make this an excellent match for Asian dishes such as Thai or Chinese food but also with dishes containing pumpkin, sweet potato or parsnips.
M&S Quintessence Méditerranée
France has always had the world's most famous Rosés...
Sean was joined by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and Deirdre Molumby with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: 2022 B Live Sauvignon Blanc €11.99 Stockists: Spar, EuroSpar, Mace and Londis, nationwide 2021 PepperBox Shiraz €13.50 Stockists: Widely available from supermarkets and Independent Off Licences
1 December Finished
On this week’s Movies and Booze we reviewed the latest offering from Disney, Wish. Chris Wasser also recommended Eileen, the new psychological thriller with Anne Hathaway. Fionnuala Jones brought us all the gossip from Hollywood. The wines are from Northern Spain, specifically Castilla Y Leon, a region famous for mushrooms and truffles. This week's two red wines will match meaty umami dishes with beef, lamb or mushrooms - but also with truffles - and yes we had a truffle in studio... Leslie Williams’ featured wines were Brezo de Gregory Perez, from Bierzo in Spain and Condado de Haza Crianza 2020, Ribera del Duero, also from Spain. Movies and Booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer
24 November Finished
Tom Dunne was joined Dean McGuinness, Sarina Bellissimo and Deirdre Molumby with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's beers are listed below: Moosehead Small Batch Scratch Series Raspberry Wheat Ale Moosehead Small Batch Scratch Series Blueberry Ginger Blonde Ale
17 November Finished
Tom Dunne was joined LIVE from the Galmont Hotel, Galway by Olivia Fahy, Sarina Bellissimo and Leslie Williams with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer: 1. Altamar Sauvignon Blanc - €14 A lively, crisp, refreshing white wine with flavours of lime, lemon, gooseberry. A delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Chile's premium, cool climate Leyda Valley with intense aromas of grapefruit and lime, a hint of black pepper and delicate floral notes. The harmonious and refreshing citrus flavours pair so well with grilled salmon, chicken dishes or creamy pasta. 2. Guia Real Rioja - €14 Back in the 1970s when we were all a lot poorer if you were served wine in Ireland it was generally sweet German wines or dodgy French vin de table with added sugar to make them drinkable. The exception on our shelves in those days was Rioja. We took to Rioja early and we still love it. Tempranillo aged in oak barrels to give juicy fruity wines with a background of cedar and spice. An easy-going Rioja made from Tempranillo grapes, with floral aromas and flavours of fresh red cherries. Mellow enough to enjoy on its own, this rich and fruity, medium-bodied wine is perfect with lighter meats, pizza and pasta dishes. Suitable for vegans. 3. Salentein Malbec - €23 Ahh Malbec, the Irish love Malbec! I've never met a butcher that didn't want to tell me how good Malbec is with a fine big lump of steak, and they are not wrong. From sunny high altitude vineyards that get loads of heat in the daytime but at night cool down to give the grapes a rest and preserve acidity. This gives big juicy black fruit flavours but crucially also freshness. I actually like to serve this a little cool - around 10-12 degrees or so to bring out those fresh black berry and liquorice flavours. A rich, flavourful and complex wine with flavours of dark fruits, violets and spices.
10 November Finished
Tom Dunne was joined by Jean Smullen, Chris Wasser, Sarina Bellissimo for another edition of movies and booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: 2022 Ben Marco Plata Special Edition Malbec €12.00 The grapes for the Ben Marco Plata are grown in Uco Valley in Mendoza at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level, which is what gives this wine its elegant finish. It was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. With red fruit aromas and a hint of mocha there is also a lovely spiciness from the oak ageing. It bursts into life when you taste it, red cherry with a hint of chocolate and ripe firm tannin, the perfect wine to serve with beef. It is also a good match for hard cheeses like Parmesan, Emmental, or goats cheese. Stockists: Selected Dunnes Stores (30), Nationwide 2019 Portia Crianza €18.00 This superb red is made from 100% Tempranillo aged in French Oak. This is a serious high-quality red wine, the judges tasting notes state: Ruby red in colour with a hint of garnet, lively juicy fruits. An inviting nose of vanilla and black fruits with good structure, soft tannin, and length. Best in Show!! Easy to see why this is the overall winning wine. Superb! Stockists: Independent Off Licences, Nationwide
3 November Finished