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Pasquale and the 2011 harvest

February 6, 2012 by Christine No Comments »

You may think that wine merchants in Ireland never really get their hands dirty with the manufacturing processes. However, to prove you wrong, Rebecca has put together a few shots of Pasquale out in Piemonte (home to fabulous reds such as Barolo, Barbera, Barbaresco, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto or amazing whites like Gavi di Gavi and Roero Arneis) lending a hand with the 2011 harvest and taking a tour around some vineyards.


Just click on the link to see what she has prepared

Why do we do these things? – to ensure that when we offer you A Taste of Italy, we are offering the real thing!


Embracing Summer with Food and Wine

May 21, 2010 by Inez No Comments »

stock vector : Bright summer sunshine vector background. EPS10 file.  We never thought it would arrive but it has, Summer!!!! At long last!! So to celebrate its arrival we thought we would give you a lovely summer recipe with a  great wine recommendation, so you can embrace the season in every way!!


Grilled Chicken with a Coriander and a Mint Salsa

1 tbsp coriander roughly chopped
2 tbsp mint leaves
1 spring onion-finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
150ml olive oil
ground  salt and pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender for a few minutes, then transfer to a bowl.

Grill the chicken on a bbq or stove top, when it is ready transfer to a plate and lightly pour the salsa over the top.

Chop a banana and place into a bowl, squeeze some lemon juice over the top and add some grated coconut.                                                                      stock vector : flowers on papyrus background

Wine Recommendation
As this dish is very light and fresh we suggest a wine which is similiar to the dish, so heavy red wine would not go very well at all. However the Gavi di Gavi, by Cantina Produttori del Gavi would be a wonderful accompaniment. 
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Gavi, it comes from the Piemonte region in Italy, and is made from the Cortese grape. Its best known for its,crisp, floral, peachy, aromatic qualities and is very light, fresh and sometimes has hints of melon, almonds or hazlenuts.  The soil in the Gavi region is made up of clay and limstone which gives the wine its unique taste!!

The Gavi di Gavi will comliment the flavours of mint, coriander and garlic in the recipe and make sure it is nicely chilled before serving!! 

With the sun shining, some good classic rock  blaring on the stereo and great company its impossibile not to enjoy!!!

Have Fun!!
Inez  O’Shea”A taste of Italy”

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Wine for Spring!!

April 6, 2010 by Inez No Comments »

Cheese and Red WineSpring is finally here so now is the time to drag out the picnic basket and embrace the warmer weather!!  We have some top white wines that are perfect to enjoy!!

This week our special is the Gavi di Gavi by the producer “Produttori del Gavi” this wine is from the Cortese grape and the vintage is from 2007.  It has a very light straw colour  and the aroma is fine and intense, fresh and aromatic in the glass, with hints of green apple and hazelnuts .  It is quite a dry and crisp wine, while at the same time quite bright and refreshing through the palate!!

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