• 23 Jan

    We are delighted to be the Sponsors of the Best Wine Experience 2018.  Now it the time to get your vote in for your favourites.  Vote for the various categories online at https://www.irishtimes.com/sponsored/restaurant-awards-ireland .

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  • 8 Jan

    Get your ticket before it’s too late!

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  • AOTEA Nelson Sauvignon Blanc 2017 Awards Gold: Mundus Vini 2017, Germany Silver: Bragato Wine Awards 2017, NZ Silver: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, UK Wine Analysis Vineyard: Seifried Queen Victoria Vineyard Sugar at Harvest: 21.5°Brix Date of Harvest: Late March 2017 “Plush, fruity and engaging aromas of soft tropical and white fleshed tree fruits, […]

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  • Now in its 12th year, the National Hospitality Awards (NHA) have grown to hold a pre-eminent place within the hospitality industry in Ireland. With new categories added regularly, in order to keep pace with a changing industry, the NHA are a distinctive and handsome recognition of the efforts of the very best in the business.

    The awards are judged by industry professionals, to a rigorous standard, and evidence that an establishment has really got it right, both front and back of house.

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  • 22 Jun

    Bodegas Palacios Remondo is based in Alfaro in the Rioja Baja. This old family firm has been revitalised by the arrival of Alvaro Palacios who has already made his name, starting from scratch, with his extraordinary Priorat wines.

    He has since returned to the family property in Rioja Baja, and in a very short space of time, has decreased production by 60% and increased quality by a far higher factor! The most Southerly of the Rioja vineyards, Baja centres on the rich silty soils of the River Ebro, its best vineyards, such as this, at quite considerable altitude (550 metres).

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  • Since its founding in 1979 in Rengo, 130 km. south of Santiago, Torreón de Paredes winery has had one clear, guiding principle:
    “A good wine can only be produced using top quality proprietary grapes”.

    This fundamental purpose gives the wines of Torreón de Paredes, which sits in the middle of the well-known Cachapoal Valley and carries the Rapel appellation, the unique characteristics of a celebrated winery.

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  • This is the story of Seifried Estate, South Island New Zealand’s oldest family winery established over 40 years ago by industry pioneers – Hermann and Agnes Seifried.

    The Seifried story began in 1973 when Austrian born Hermann Seifried and his New Zealand wife Agnes had a dream of making wines in New Zealand’s sunshine capital – Nelson. From very small and modest beginnings when Hermann and Agnes grafted the vines late into the night, to today when all three Seifried ‘children’ have returned home to play their part in growing the family business, Seifried Estate is a company devoted to sustainable wine.

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  • 24 Apr

    A must have on your wine list

    By:admin Unit 5, OC Commercial Park Little Island Co. Cork 1

    According to Matthew Nugent for the past couple of weeks he has been trawling though his notes for the year and from these notes he has complied his Best of 2014 List. Here at CLASSICdrinks we are so very proud and honoured to have two wines listed in Matthew’s Top Wines. From Bodegas Terras Gauda […]

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