Best Irish whiskeys for St Patrick's Day

3 months 2 weeks ago
The Irishman Irish whisky

If you’re celebrating St Patrick’s Day this year, we’d recommend having a glass of fine Irish whiskey in your hand. But whenever you crack open a bottle of Irish whiskey, it’s worth remembering that this category nearly died out altogether a few decades ago. The Irish were almost certainly the first distillers in the British […]

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Julie Sheppard

J Lohr, Wildflower Valdiguié

3 months 2 weeks ago
A rare California bargain, with quite a back story. Above, the Lohr family and winemaking team. From $7.99, CA$19.99, 37.99 Barbadian dollars, £15.79 Find this wine The cultivar Valdiguie, Valdiguié in French, arrived in California by a quirky accident slightly obscured now by history. It originated from south-western France in the 1880s
Elaine Chukan Brown

Brunello 2016 Riservas and more

3 months 2 weeks ago
Walter's final contribution about the latest releases of Brunello di Montalcino, the 2016 Riservas and late-release Riservas from earlier vintages. See also Brunello 2017 – a hot vintage that tastes cool and tasting notes in Brunello 2017 A–L and Brunello 2017 M–Z. Lionel Cousin and Ornella Tondini pictured above. Back in March 2021 when
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