Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

California Dreaming of Wine at Chateau Montelena

This article first appeared in different form with three other interviews with winemakers in the Sunday Times 4 May 2014 entitled THE GRAPE ESCAPE. The other three interviews are available … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mark Hix’s Recipe for Success

See my feature on this down to earth, savvy chef at He was fun to interview and I also enjoyed listening to him talk to restaurant critic and former … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crab Apple Jelly Recipe

The season of mists and mellow fruitfulness isn’t far away so collect jars now to have to hand and forage to make the most delicious jars of jams and jellies … Continue reading

July 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week 3 Malbec Collio IGT Venegazzu

I love a wine to surprise me. Our expectations of  Malbec have been formed by Argentina, but recently at a tasting by Joe Karwig this one from the Veneto region of Italy … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Wine of the Week Chateau de Fieuzal

It’s a treat to come across a wine which gives pleasure when young and just as much as it ages. A white wine that deepens  and delivers more complex flavors with each … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Idaho Gelato opened today

Wonderful to see a new business opening in Cork. This one is a sister to Idaho café, and is located a door down from it in a space we hardly … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Premium wines at Chateau de Fieuzal. Meet the Winemaker

  MEET THE WINEMAKER This is the first of what I look forward to being a series of interviews with top winemakers throughout the world. A version of this one appeared … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pesto rave and rant in tomorrow’s Irish Examiner. Who will get the top marks?

April 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Renvyle goes Italian

At this stage most fine diners in ireland know how well chef Tim O’Sullivan can cook. As Head Chef at Renvyle House he lures weekenders with tastes of local foods … Continue reading

March 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Fizz for any time

Fizz Survey 130215 From basic non-alcoholic to the best of classy British fizz, there could be something here to please you.

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

New Zealand’s convincing wines

A recent tasting of New Zealand wines in Dublin was preceded by a tutored masterclass on Chardonnay for trade and press given by Master of Wine Martin Moran (on right … Continue reading

February 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

John Wilson on Wine on the ball

It’s not surprising that the layout of Wilson on Wine 2015, John Wilson’s latest book is clear, not over wordy and easy to follow. That’s the way he is with … Continue reading

November 29, 2014 · Leave a comment