Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Iceland Airwaves 2016: Bjork sings with strings

You could hear an icicle melting in anticipation of Bjork coming on stage last Saturday. Headlining the five-day 17th Iceland Airwaves music festival, fans of all ages gathered in the … Continue reading

June 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Made with Sun and Castelão

  Located in Palmela on the Setubal peninsula, less than an hour by road from Lisbon, the vineyard and winery of Pegos Claros sits quietly. There are no big signs, … Continue reading

April 29, 2020 · 1 Comment

Michelangelo results out. Great winners in South Africa

In August I spent five days tasting some terrific wine close to Stellenbosch in South Africa. It was all of eleven years since I had judged at this competition, at the … Continue reading

September 27, 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

More than a good walk

Nine not to be missed public Irish gardens | Irish Examiner 6 days ago … From Fota to Ballymaloe, we have an abundance of colourful walks to explore with the whole family, says Roz … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Languedoc – Wake up and smell the lavender

See my article on this beautiful area of France in this weekend’s Irish Times. Pic: The market at Gignac (Roz Crowley)

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Madrid with a Madrileno

It’s hard to beat being shown around by someone who has lived in a city for years. A visit to Madrid in May of last year to visit my friend … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Weekend in Renvyle House. Hours in Kylemore.

130 years of hospitality in Renvyle was a good excuse to join friends at the weekend in this welcoming hotel on the wild shores of Connemara. Renvyle House has an … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

Day trip to London

One of the mast charming tea shops in London, and one of the oldest, Maison Bertaux is cramped and quirky, colourful and sometimes noisy. People get talking easily to those on … Continue reading

February 6, 2013 · Leave a comment

Krakow – a quick visit

It was almost summer when I got to Krakow a few years ago. The snowy blanket of winter had given way to flowering trees and shrubs. Pope Benedict’s recent visit … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Cookbook reviews Christmas 2012

The Cake Café Bake Book by Michelle Darmody. The most original design of a cookbook of the year, most surprising is the lack of photographs – not one – and … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Early supper in Dingle

Early supper in Dingle in June was a welcome escape from the constant driving rain typical of the brutal summer in Ireland in 2012. Out of the Blue served the … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment