Monthly Archives: February 2011

Whisky of the Month

Glenmorangie 10yr Old, Single Malt On the nose sherry notes with strong fruit aromas – melons, red apples. Dry, with herbal, bracken aromas. Sweet palate, winey with oak and hop flavours. Some heather blossom (honey) elements. Usual price €45….now €39.99 … Continue reading

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Is This The Ultimate Chaser?

For their whisky, Highland Park slowly malts its barley on the stone floor, turning it by hand for a more balanced flavour. Following this, it is smoked over local hand-cut peat from Hobbister Moor to bring a unique fragrant heather … Continue reading

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Not Just Another “Cheap” Prosecco

I hear you already – all cheap Prosecco is awful! Firstly let’s refrain from the word cheap – inexpensive sounds so much nicer. Secondly, I would have agreed with you, but there always seems to be that one exception. So … Continue reading

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Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir

The Process – grapes are harvested by hand and after careful selection the bunches are destemmed with care taken not to crush the berries. The fruit is then placed in open top tanks where it undergoes carbonic maceration at low … Continue reading

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Not To Be Trifled With!

Its such a shame that a wine with such diverse styles as Sherry can’t seem to capture the imagination of the wider public. From a crisp fino served as an aperitif or with tapas to a luscious dessert style Pedro … Continue reading

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