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Wine Tasting

March 1, 2010 by Inez No Comments »

Hi Everyone tomorrow night there will be a wine tasting at the “Elephant and Castle” in Temple Bar. We have the producer himself, Thomas Endrizzi who will be on hand to explain and talk all about his wines.

We have a lovely selection of wines begenning with the Prosecco Valdobbiane, followed by the Masetto Bianco, Masetto Nero and finally the Moscato Rosa.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with Endrizzi, Endrizzi is from the North of Italy, very close to Austria, and they produce a large variety of wines which are well worth trying!!

The tasting will begin at 7:00pm.

We’re really looking foward to seeing you all there!!

Inez “A taste of Italy”

 

Sunday Business Post July 6(Ross Golden Bannon) about Thornton’s

July 7, 2008 by Christine No Comments »

Tantalising translation of skill at Thornton’s

Wine choice by Christophe Martiniere, Sommelier

His first choice was an astonishing Franciacorta brut ‘Saten’ ,Antica Fratta. Fresh, clean, crisp sparkling Italian wine with an almost unreachable note-the taste of clouds or spun gold perhaps!

Masetto Dulcis 2005, Endrizzi
An Italian sweety with some elegance which came into its own with the following course of scrambled eggs with black truffles and pepper and served in the egg shell

With a flourish, Christophe appeared with a wine from Switzerland by Martha and Daniel Gantenbein, Pinot Noir aus Flasch 2006. What could be matched with the magic of this jealously guarded Swiss wine?

Brancaia Il Blu 2001, La Brancaia
A sexy super tuscan bruiser

The cheese was beautifully matched by Gran Masetto 2004, Endrizzi! Made like Amarone with the dried grapes giving it that unique raisin note! (this was a mistake in the review of wine with Capannelle Solare 2001)

Compliments to Kevin, Christoph, Ken and all Staff of Thornton’s , for that fantastic revue!!

A taste of Italy staff