Paddy Flynn, founder of the Wine Buff Outlets, speaks about whether these top price wines are really worth paying the money for.
The debate on the qualities and purpose of the cork is once again to the forefront of conversations within the wine industry. Let’s look at arguments forwarded from both sides.
For any wine lover, storing wine well is very important. There are a few simple principles that need to be understood in order to select proper wine storage conditions.
We at Barkeeper are all too aware that there is no shortage of semantics and over-indulgence in superlatives when it comes to wine tastings and discussions, but how many of us really understand the basics.
How to decante a bottle of wine
Decanting a bottle of wine is required for two reasons, both of which result in a more memorable wine drinking experience. Barkeeper provide a step by step approach to decanting a bottle of 20 year old red wine.
Do you know the correct service temperatures for your favourite wine? Use our at-a-glance chart to help you prepare for the next time you pop the cork.
There is a tremendous amount of waffle surrounding the whole wine scene in Ireland these days, much more so than in France for example. We show you that understanding wine is simple.
The Wine Buff is delighted to write these articles for Barkeeper, with the objective of giving you a clearer understanding of wine, to enhance both your wine drinking and your wine purchasing.
|In Praise of Wine
Andrew O'Gorman from DIT examines the relationship between Great Literature and the great Grape in this insightful article into the history of this long relationship
Ernie Whalley, Editor of Food & Wine Magazine, speaks of a crisis in Bordeaux. There is simply too much wine produced; prices are too high; quality is inconsistent; share of traditional markets has been lost; and that's just for starters.
Tasting En-Primeur Wines in Bordeaux
Following on in our series of articles by Paddy Flynn, founder of the Wine Buff Outlets, now resident in Bordeaux where he speaks this week about tasting en-primeur wines or "futures".
The information I am about to share with you is the same info that was shared with me in 1992 when I managed “La Tour Des Vins”, a premium wine shop in St. Emilion. Up until meeting my mentor, Laurent Daucy, I considered myself a pretty accomplished wine drinker..
For those of you who practiced what we recommended in the last article, what did your friends and family think of all that chewing, slurping and drooling? Remember though, practice makes perfect..
A corked wine is not a wine which has pieces of cork floating around in it. Those pieces of cork are harmless and may be removed by straining of simply removing them from the glass.
What’s the rule of thumb when someone has a good experience in a restaurant/pub? They tell two friends. When they have a bad experience, they tell at least four friends. And if the experience was memorably bad, the story is retold for years and years.
In Ireland it appears to becoming increasingly difficult for screw caps to get the seal of approval from Irish wine consumers.
Natural cork is the bark from a species of oak called Quercus suber, grown predominantly in Portugal (the largest producer and processor of cork), but also in Spain, North Africa, and Tunisia.