James O’Connor discusses food and wine pairings for the summer months. He also provides ‘at a glance’ lists of the more popular pairings.
James O’Connor describes the different types of wine drinkers – in a fun way. Find out which category you fit into?
Have you heard of minerality in wine? No? Well, you are now entering the kingdom of wine geekedness. Minerality in wine is one of those things half the people totally believe in and the other half consider it to be nonsense.
Even if you don’t drink wine, you’ll be aware of a relationship between wooden barrels and wine. Is it me or does it seem that every home design magazine and antique shop, recently is featuring wine barrels. You’ll have seen these repurposed into tables, outdoor bars, and other pieces. However, the barrel played a critical […]
It seems that in the last 10 years or so, balsamic vinegar has become more of a ‘thing’ on the culinary stage. I’ve noticed this because we are getting more queries about it in our shop. Questions like, what is the difference between balsamic vinegar and other wine vinegars? Are there different types of balsamic […]
I wonder did people bother with ‘dry January this year? I mean haven’t we enough on our plates to be worried about? In a year that had a pandemic, unusual USA elections, and Brexit, you would forgive me for wondering where to start, when looking back at 2020? I suppose the main disruption to all […]
In this post James O’Connor shares his thoughts on how we might take all precautions in our own houses this Christmas. He also reflects on Christmas Day Wines suggestions
Seriously, I cannot believe it is 12 months since I wrote a blog post about mulled wine – All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mulled Wine. So, this year I’m going to expand my topic a little and provide you with some recipes for winter drinks. Whether you need a Christmas drink to serve […]
In this post James O’Connor talks about types of wines that he’d match with movie genres and finishes off with a list of wine movies you should catch up on.
Sometimes, advice for wine pairings with food can be overly strict. James O’Connor provides us with some rules-of-thumb rather than strict guidelines.
Donal Morris of Greenacres explains why one should understand a little about wine colour in order to enjoy a better taste experience.
When we hear sommeliers, wine enthusiasts, or retailers using wine tasting terms it can sound superfluous, snobbish and perhaps a little silly sometimes. Even if you are interested in understanding them, it can be a confusing and daunting task. Take my word for it though, it isn’t a secret language the wine pros use. We […]