Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

Aimé Guibert passionate man of wine

At the age of 91 Aimé Guibert died on Sunday, leaving behind a legacy of winemaking in the Languedoc which led the way to showing what the region was capable … Continue reading

May 17, 2016 · Leave a 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

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

Aresti arrests me – in a good way…

Jon Ander Usabiaga is an unassuming winemaker. Modest, clear thinking and not in the business of selling, he explains his output well. He is responsible for an annual average output of 800,000 … Continue reading

September 10, 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

Winegeese evening with Tomás Clancy

The sculpture room at the Crawford gallery was the first location for a wine tasting and talk about some leading Winegeese families, those emigrants who set up wine importing businesses … Continue reading

April 30, 2013 · 1 Comment