• Saint Estèphe & Pauillac 2015 – our thoughts

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    Saint Estèphe & Pauillac; with their more northerly position just below the Médoc above Bordeaux, saw the worst of the late rains of 2015. This fact does not however seem to have affected the quality of many of the Châteaux.

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  • Bordeaux 2015 – our opinion

    Is the 2015 Bordeaux vintage living up to the hype? We visited in Primeurs weeks and found approachable wines with some standouts, but perhaps not the uniformity we expected.

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  • Anthony flies to South America just in time for the harvest.

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    It’s the time of year when we are travelling the globe sourcing wines, catching up with our winemaking friends around the world and learning about the latest vintages as we go. Anthony left the cool Irish Winter and headed over to Chile and Argentina for a couple of weeks this month. His reams of tasting notes and thoughts have been slightly lost in translation, so we’re picking the best bits and filtering them into this blog… a whistlestop tour of his trip. First up it was Argentina. Landing in Mendoza Anthony brought with him the worst rains the capital had

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  • Tindal and Tyrrell join forces – Press Release

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    Tindal and Tyrrell join forces in the trade.

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  • Building up to Bordeaux 2015

    We’re in the gates, the flag is raised and the tension is mounting. What will happen when the gates open? Will we all bunch up on the first bend and then fall back when high prices are set or smoothly settle into position, finding our stride, finally emerging from the pack triumphant with new fire to ignite the 2015 en primeur campaign. Bordeaux 2015 is here. ‘The rule of five’* is a phrase that has been bandied around Bordeaux a lot of late. At first mainly due to the desperation of those in the trade hoping for a top vintage following four

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  • Domaine Jean Bousquet – The tale of a French family making wine in Argentina

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    When you think about it Domaine Bousquet lacks the Spanish or Portuguese sounding origin that you would expect of a winery based in Argentina. This is because La Famile Bousquet hail from deepest Carcassonne. A wine family that strove to find the perfect site to grow wine. They wanted somewhere in the New World where they could experiment with varieties and rely on the constancy of settled weather. This place; decided in 1990 was Mendoza. It wasn’t however until 1997 that they purchased a parcel of land in Tupungato at 1200 metres (though at 110ha in French terms this was no

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  • Ode to the latest Tindal… just in time for Christmas!

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    A new Tindal is born…

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  • MW … Groundhog day

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    Groundhog day on the eve of my fifth year in the MW programme.

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  • Spirits from Glendalough, beers from Dungarvan…

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    Our office and team are all chattering about the latest additions to our portfolio this month. Having searched, researched, tasted, spat (some) and discussed we have now confirmed the following additions to our listings and we’re proud to say the majority are made in Ireland. In case you’re scratching your head and wondering how we’ve managed to list a quantity of wines made in Ireland, think sideways.. we’ve caught onto the burgeoning micro brewery and distillery craze and have are now stocking the exciting range of beers and ales from The Dungarvan Brewing Company , The Brehon Brewhouse in Monaghan and a locally distilled

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  • Recent article on Anthony Tindal in the Sunday Business Post

    For those of you looking to read the whole article in pdf format please click this link AT SBP  

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  • Paris2Nice. Nigel pedals through France for the Laura Lynn Foundation

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    Nigel, our Director of Fine Wine cycles from Paris to Nice for Charity.

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  • WSET has another record year for candidate increases

    Record number of candidates complete WSET qualifications for the 13th year running and they received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Click here to read the press release – wset_report_record_number_of_candidates__press_release Details of our up and coming courses can be found here.      

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