Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

The O’Dwyers. New Irish winemakers in Australia

A treat for wine lovers is a new Cabernet Sauvignon from Australia. Donal O’Dwyer is new to winemaking, buying a prime plot in the Clare Valley and producing his first … Continue reading

June 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Rhone shows its colours at Berry Bros & Rudd

A recent tasting of wines from Berry Bros & Rudd revealed some good examples of single varietals from the Rhone valley which can be useful in helping us to recognize … Continue reading

May 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Mitchells and Riedel – a winning pairing

A recent tasting of wines from Mitchell & Son had the added benefit of enjoying them in glasses designed specifically for each grape type. This time Business Manager of Riedel for … Continue reading

April 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

Portuguese wines – a quick look

Nicolas from O’Brien Wine presented an excellent selection of Portuguese wines. Below are my highlights. Prova Regia Arinto, Lisboa 2012Arinto refers to the native Portuguese grape grown in the Vinho … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Highlights from Spanish wine tasting March 2014

A recent tasting in Cork of Spanish wines accentuated the good value to quality ratio we are getting again from Spain. A sherry tasting was a reminder that its pairing with many foods … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

A Beginner’s Guide to Sherry

A terrific tasting of Spanish wines was held in Cork recently. Visiting winemakers and Spaniards resident in Ireland sold their products very well – not too difficult considering the quality … Continue reading

March 14, 2014 · 1 Comment

Austrian wines: Come back, all is forgiven

Tasting by Joe Karwig 15 January 2014 I invited Joe Karwig from Karwig wines to see if he could prove to a group of friends that Austrian wines are … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Chateau Haut Maurin delicious

I cannot remember where I bought this delicious, elegant wine, so if it’s familiar can you advise where I might get some more? Made from the usual Semillon grapes of … Continue reading

October 17, 2013 · 1 Comment

Riedel glasses compared in wine tasting

A comparative tasting of wines in Riedel glasses will take place on Monday 9th September 2013 in Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel, St Stephen’s Green with Georg J. Riedel, courtesy of Mitchell & Son. … Continue reading

July 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Negociant Pierre Lawton in Cork talks about Bordeaux

Pierre Patrick Lawton, negociant from Bordeaux, joined Ted Murphy, Irish Wine Geese, and author ‘A Kingdom of Wine – The Story of Ireland’s Wine Geese’ in Cork recently. Part of … Continue reading

July 5, 2013 · 1 Comment

Wine at @Ballymaloe @LeCaveau

Listen to Eric from Les Caves de Pyrène and Pascal from Le Caveau who specialise in artisan wines sourced from individual growers, that are true to their regions, are made by … Continue reading

May 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ballymaloe pulls it off

It seemed like an overly-ambitious project to programme so many great speakers into such a short time frame, but the extensive Ballymaloe family and their vast band of helpers pulled … Continue reading

May 6, 2013 · Leave a comment