Roz Crowley

Food, wine, travel, music

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

Start at the top to give Austrian wines a chance

. In Austria, households are allowed to make 200 litres of booze a year for their own consumption, as long as it is not offered for sale. It doesn’t matter … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

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

Pat Neville at Domaine Aonghusa – wines to live for

This article first appeared in a different form as part of a longer feature on four winemakers with Irish roots in the Sunday Times 4 May 2014 entitled THE GRAPE … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

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 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

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

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

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

Spanish wine news Dublin

You are invited to ‘An Evening of Wine and Tapas’Date: This Friday, April 12th 2013 Time: 5pm-7pm Location: United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2 Members, non-members, friends … Continue reading

April 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Mitchell Wine Sale

  Good news for anyone who needs new wine glasses. Mitchell and Son have 20% off all Riedel glasses and decanters until 1 April. These glasses are designed to enhance … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · Leave a comment