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Gramona Imperial wins THREE awards at the CSWWC

At a lunch for celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Champagne and Sparkling Wine World Championships, arguably the toughest trade competition dedicated to quality sparkling wines, Gramona Imperial 2017 Magnum was awarded, not one but three awards: Best Corpinnat, Best Sparkling Wine from Spain and Best Biodynamic Sparkling Wine in the World. 2017 is the … Read More

Forjas del Salnés, Jancis Robinson

Spanish wine specialist, ex-sommelier at El Bulli and international wine judge, Ferran Centelles recently wrote an article on Salnés producers and their wines on jancisrobinson.com. He says he “had a chance to visit with Rodrigo Méndez of Forjas del Salnés. Méndez, working with Raúl Pérez, was instrumental in protecting the DO’s red wines, releasing the … Read More

“Herbert Zillinger- A New Austrian Star”, Wilson on Wines

“I tasted the wines of Herbert Zillinger three times over the last year or so. On each occasion I have been blown away by them”, writes John Wilson. He also describes the wines as being “anything but everyday.” We have stocks of: Neuland Grüner Veltliner 2021 which John describes as having “layers of textured ripe … Read More

New Wines Added From Schloss Gobelsburg!

June 2023 saw a successful visit from Michael Moosbrugger of Schloss Gobelsburg to Dublin which included a masterclass, a day in the trade and an Austrian dinner in Greenman Wines. It was clear that there is an insatiable thirst for Austrian wine, in both on and off trade. So we made the, not so difficult, … Read More

Domaine Rijckaert: Chardonnay That Won’t Cost You a Fortune!

Domaine Rijckaert produce wines of exceptional quality from small plots of vines in the Jura and Burgundy. Florent Rouve, who runs the estate today, studied forestry and agricultural engineering before going on to study oenology in Dijon. His Burgundian wines are from 4 hectares of land in the Maconnais, and his Jura wines are situated … Read More

Dautel Bönnigheim Riesling Trocken in The Irish Times

“Germany has been on a roll for several decades now, producing superb wines…” Amongst them, according to John Wilson is Dautel’s Bonningheim Riesling Trocken 2021 which he describes as having “stimulating, intense mouth-watering stone fruits with a lively seam of mineral acidity and a lengthy finish. Wonderful wine.” We may be a little biased here … Read More

Ca’an Verdura Has Landed!

Mallorca is undergoing a defiant and welcome wine revolution. As the island has become synonymous with great gastronomy wine production has followed suit, with a small handful of winemakers at the helm, making wines they are proud to call Majorcan. Fighting the good fight, sixth generation winemaker, Tomeau Llabrés opened the doors of his garagiste … Read More

An Exploration of Austrian Wines Wednesday 28.06

We showed 12 Austrian wines on Wednesday morning, to complement our Regional Discovery Masterclass held in the afternoon. We divided the wines into the following themes: The Wines of Herbert Zillinger, Aromatic Expressions, International Varieties and Indigenous Blends. Below are a few bottle shots for reference.

Producer Profile, Domaine de Belle Vue

Having joined Winemason in April, I have the joyful task of tasting my way through the portfolio, one wine (sometimes more) at a time! A standout for me, so far, has been La Justice which sent me on a deep dive of Domaine de Bellevue and Muscadet.  Jérôme Bretaudau, a maverick winemaker from Domaine de … Read More