Donal Morris, of Green Acres delves into the topics of becoming a wine collector, how to cellar your wine and broaches the subject of investing in wine.
A decanter can often be seen as an object of intimidation. This post outlines that it can be an important and rewarding tool to elevate your wine experience.
Let’s face it, a lot more people in general, are becoming more conscious about what they are consuming. Wine is no exception. We all have heard of somebody that has turned vegetarian or vegan for health reasons. Because of this trend, organic and natural food and drink is a growing retail segment. As more people […]
Bordeaux Wine – Part 3 A Tale of Two Bordeaux– Left and Right Bank. As outlined in my previous posts in this French wine post trilogy, Bordeaux Wine Part 1, and Part 2, Bordeaux is home to a large number of wine-growing areas. It is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary, breaking it up into […]
Bordeaux Wine – Part 2 A Tale of Two Bordeaux– Left and Right Bank. As outlined in my previous post, Bordeaux Wine Part 1, Bordeaux is home to a large number of wine-growing areas but is naturally divided by the Gironde Estuary, breaking it up into two main regions – the Left and Right Banks. […]
Know your Bordeaux Wine – Part 1. A Tale of Two Bordeaux– Right and Left Bank. “I can certainly see that you know your wine. Most of the guests who stay here wouldn’t know the difference between Bordeaux and Claret.” ~ John Cleese. Every time I am reminded of this episode from the classic comedy […]
The Spanish Wine Week website states that “The SWW19 is taking place now: from the 8th to the 14th April, with events arranged nationwide to suit everyone. The week celebrates the impressive diversity of regions and grapes that make up Spanish viniculture.” I thought it would be opportune to write about Spanish Wines and provide […]
When it comes to Mother’s Day wines, every year seems to be the same. A few days to go and the scramble for last minute gifts begins.
To train your wine palate is to increase your positive experience of wine. I know we’ve said many times in previous Green Acres blog posts that the beauty of a wine is in the eye of the beholder. I’ve also recommended in the past, that a little knowledge will go a long way towards you […]
Home Wine Tasting is becoming more and more popular. How do I know this? Read on. From time to time a wine interest group, a private function or a business will use a wine tasting event as a novel and a fun way to entertain and educate. Recently, I was asked to present a selection […]
Food, Wine, Love, Romance and St Valentine’s Day – James O’Connor discusses the link between them all.
There are many reasons why people are obsessed with Burgundy wines and that famed region in France. Two of the main ones are the taste signatures of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties grown there. With these grapes, the variety of styles and the classification tiers, this place can be both hedonistic and intellectual […]