Santa Julia Organic Range Impressive Ratings from James Suckling
St Julia Organic Malbec is available in Slemons in Furbo, Mortons of Galway, O’Driscoll’s Cork, MacGuinness Wines Drogheda, Fresh Stores Dublin, Robbies Stillorgan, Next Door Ennis, Next Door Clonakilty, Shiels Malahide, Martins of Fairview, Gerry’s Fresh Food store in Skerries, Joyces of Galway and most independent retailers and is priced between €13.00 to €14.00
Santa Julia Reserva Achieves 93 Points!
The Reputation for Santa Julia Reserva Malbec from Argentina is growing. Why not try it? It is available in Dunnes stores, O’Driscoll’s Cork, MacGuinness Wines Drogheda, Gerry’s Fresh Food store in Skerries, Joyces of Galway and most independent retailers and is priced between €13.50/€14.00
Bunnahabhain Islay Malt Whisky Picks Up More Awards
Bunnahabhain that un-Islay of Islay whiskies picked up three awards in the recent IWSC. Its flagship whisky Bunnahabhain 12 years won gold in the category Distillers Single Malts 12 years and Younger. The expressions: Toiteacha Dha and Cruach Mhona also picked up Gold in the category Single Malts No Age Statement.
QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal Gold at IWSC 2019
QuiQuiRiQui achieved gold and was the overall trophy winner for Mezcal at the 2019 IWSC. Over the past 24 years, the IWSC has established itself as the leading authority in global spirits quality. This is the first time that a Mezcal has won the trophy.
QuiQuiRiQui Mezcal Ltd was founded in 2012 after the owner Melanie Symonds ran a successful pop up Mezcal bar in East London. Identifying a gap in the market for an affordable but still traditionally made agave spirits she started partnerships with 2 producers from Oaxaca, Mexico who she met on a research trip there in 2011.
Everything is hand selected by owner Melanie. The distillates are made in partnership with the Mendes Blas family who have been involved in agave spirit production for 3 generations, working from their family palenque in Santiago Matatlan for over 80 years. Using traditional techniques and secret recipes passed down through the family, each QuiQuiRiQui expression is a 100% hand-made, organic spirit
Santa Julia Reserva Recommended by Martin Moran.
Writing in the Sunday Times on April 8th 2019, wine writer Martin Moran recommends St Julia Reserva Malbec from Argentina’s Uco Valley.
He says ” A brand owned by Zuccardi, one of Tim Atkin’s favourite “First Growth” producers, with a mineral edge that makes you think it should cost €20.” 90/100
St Julia is available in Dunnes stores, O’Driscoll’s Cork, MacGuinness Wines Drogheda, Gerry’s Fresh Food store in Skerries, Joyces of Galway and most independent retailers and is priced between €13.50/€14.00.
Pincipdi du Butera Nero D'Avola Recommended by John Wilson
John Wilson Recommends Principdi di Butera Nero d’Avola
Writing in his Irish Times column on the 25th May John Wilson says of the Nero d’ Avola from Butera ” Attractively aromatic, with supple rounded red cherry fruits, black olives, and a nicely rounded finish. A good flexible red to serve on its own or with an Otto Lenghinian mezze of kofte and Mediterranean salads.
Available in Deveneys Dundrum, Fresh Stores, Bogggins Wexford.
MacCormaics takes on Bodegas Baigorri Rioja Alavesa
MacCormaics are delighted to announce that from 1st July 2019 they will distribute the iconic Rioja Alavesa brand – Bodegas Baigorri.
The wines from Bodegas Baigorri are consistently listed among the best crafted, most expressive wines produced in Rioja.
Th combination of traditional growing methods, including following strict organic farming, with a state of the art winery delivered wines which are full of concentrated fruit and delicious freshness.
The initial portfolio will include the Crianza and the Reserva. Please contact us if you would like to know more about Baigorrai.
Les Haut des Naudon Recommended by John Wilson
Writing in Friday’s 17th May Irish Times 2019, John Wilson recommends trying Les Hauts de Naudon Bordeaux Supérieur.
John describes it as:
“Rich stylish supple black fruits – cassis and blackcurrants with a long spicy finish. Try it with a roast leg of lamb, or sirloin of beef”
Les Hauts de Naudon Bordeaux Supérieur is the second label of Chateau Perrail the award-winning Chateau situated in the heart of Bordeaux. It is available in Dunnes Stores, Selected independents and Supervalu stores for €20.
Ch Bechereau Montagne St Emilion Recommended by Thomas Clancy
Writing in the Sunday Business Post October 19th 2019, Thomas Clancy reviewed Chateau Bechereau Montage St Emilion.
He says of the 2015 vintage..” super ripe vintage. …It exudes ripe blackberry tones and bright clear cedar notes. It improves after a day open, and the price is exceptional.