Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Dermot Sugrue at Wiston winery, Sussex – An Irishman makes wine sparkle in England

This article first appeared in a different form as part of a longer article on four of Ireland’s Winegeese in the Sunday Times 4 May 2014 called THE GRAPE ESCAPE. … Continue reading

August 2, 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

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

Wine of the Week is Liveli

A recent tasting of wines by Joe Karwig of Karwig Wines revealed this beauty. Fiano, Liveli 2013 from Apulia in the heel of Italy has a wonderfully fruity bouquet, is … Continue reading

May 28, 2015 · Leave a 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

New wine kids on the block are organic

To make organic wines involves taking a risk on pests, mildew and what happens to wine when it’s bottled. Those who make it, say there is no other way that … Continue reading

October 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

Moro and more wines from Spain

The recent Wines from Spain Fair in Dublin was a good showing of value wines from a country which has seen its up and downs where both quality and price … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wine courses resume in Cork

Get back to wine school for some slurping and spitting at Cork Wine School run by O’Donovan’s wine shops. Details at o’

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Good line-up for Irish craft beer festival

Plenty of craft ciders as well as craft beers in Ireland should make for a good weekend 4-7 September in Dublin. I’m glad to see that interesting food is becoming … Continue reading

September 1, 2014 · Leave a comment