• 24 May

    Rutherford Ranch

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    CLASSICdrinks have had a longstanding relationship with Rutherford Ranch, a family owned winery based in Napa Valley.

    Rutherford Ranch & Sustainability

    Sustainable wine making practices ensuring the long term health of the entire ecological system by promoting and maintaining the biodiversity of plants and animals, conservation of natural resources and supporting the viability of the agricultural community for generations to come.

    CLASSICdrinks are not the first to acknowledge the high standard of wine produced by Rutherford Ranch. They have been awarded 92 points from Blue Lifestyle on Rutherford Ranch 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

    CLASSICdrinks are delighted to continue our relationship with Rutherford Ranch and will be welcoming Dick Wallingford of Rutherford Ranch to visit with our sales team and their customers this summer.

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  • Igor, Head Chef from The Gibson with Federico

    Federico Dal Bianco recently spent some time in Dublin with CLASSICdrinks customers and shared his knowledge of the top quality brand that is Masottina.

    A glass of Masottina Prosecco represents the unique nature of the terrior and the embodiment of a traditional production method which sees man and mans wisdom as the key to superior quality.

    It is because of the great care afforded to the wine making process by the Dal Bianco family that CLASSICdrinks have added Ai Palazzi Dorsoduro Pinot Grigio / Chardonnay and Ai Palazzi Aether Merlot / Cabernet to our extensive portfolio.

    Ai Palazzi Dorsoduro is pale straw in colour with greenish highlights. The nose recalls citrus fruits and almond. Fresh and mineral its ideal for aperitives and fish.
    Ai Palazzi Aether from merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes is ruby red in colour with hints of red and woodland fruits. With its silky texture wrapped in elegant acidity, its ideal with red and white meat dishes.

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  • Vina Koyle was born from the tradition that the Undurraga family carry in their blood; a family dedicated to wine making for more than 6 generations started in 1885.

    Vina Koyle have put all their effort into the creation of wines with their own identity, with vineyards planted on rock slopes in Los Lingues, at the foot of the Andes mountain range.

    Their efforts have been reflected in their wines with their commitment to excellence being recognised and awarded. 

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  • 26 Nov

    A look back at the 2018 Villa Huesgen Harvest

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  • Visitoes Septmebr

    CLASSICdrinks are very excited to welcome Roberto to Ireland this September

    Roberto Silva Garmendia is an agricultural engineer from the University of Chile, and has specialized in winemaking and agriculture since 2003. With more than 15 years of experience in the wine industry, he has worked in leading national wineries such as William Fevre, Caliterra and Santa Carolina. At Santa Carolina, he was Chief Winemaker of the barrel cellar in Santiago and of the varietal wines from the Molina winery, located in the VII region of Chile.


    In 2004, he worked the harvest in Champagne, France, at the Nicolas Maillart house. There he completely immersed himself in the experience and processes, learning how to make top-quality French champagne.


    Roberto has recently joined Vía Wines, excited by the opportunity to work in Maule Valley, a renowned region for viticulture for its great potential, as well as unique climate and soil conditions.


    “I am proud to be part of Via Wines, as it has always been a leading winery in the development of innovative assemblages and diverse wine ranges with character and sense of origin,” says Roberto.


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  • Opi Sadler -Winemaker of the Worlds Best Cabernet Sauvignon

    In 2013, Opi began working in Mascota Vineyards. Skip forward a few years and in 2018, La Mascota Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 was awarded Best Red Wine in the World

    Rodolfo Sadler – more commonly known as Opi is one of Argentina’s most internationally renowned  winemakers. Opi is the third of three generations of wine makers.

    More than 3500 bottles were blind tasted at the Vinalies Internationales 2018, where La Mascota took the prize.


    Wine Tasting Dinner at Red Torch Ginger

    We were very luck at CLASSICdrinks to have the opportunity to meet Opi earlier in the month. We had the chance to taste some of his fantastic wines at a recent dinner held in Red Torch Ginger.

    For more information on this beautiful range of wines, please ask any of our BDMs located across the country or email our office info@classicdrinks.ie

    Opi Sadler Wine Tasting Dinner at Red Torch Ginger


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  • If you want to know anything else about Alvaro Palacios and his wonderful wines please ask any of our BDMs.

    There is one not too far away from you

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  • 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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    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, sweet citrus and gentle herb tones. Spice and lees moments. The palate reflects all these attributes with a vibrant mouth-watering acidity and lengthy light-weight finish. Drink now and through 2020.”

    90 Points – Cameron Douglas, MS – December 2017



    Sauvignon Blanc 2017

    Awards Silver: International Wine Challenge 2018, UK
    Silver: New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, USA
    Silver: International Wine & Spirits Competition 2017, UK Wine Analysis Vineyard: Seifried Queen Victoria and Brightwater Vineyards

    “Fruity, varietal, generous and energised bouquet with aromas and flavours of lemon, tangerine and citrus peel, fresh herbs and pineapple flesh. Vibrant and refreshing on the palate with abundant acidity and satin texture, lengthy finish. Drink now and through 2021.”  91 Points – Cameron Douglas, MS – December 2017

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