Chenin blanc forms the bedrock(!) of South African wine, though by no means basic, more fundamental in its many guises.
Bordeaux White Blend
The classic Bordeaux blend is perhaps one of the most overlooked categories of white wine in the world today.
These wines often have a "flinty" note, described as "goût de pierre à fusil" ("tasting of gunflint"). The Chablis use Chardonnay grapes solely.
Chardonnay, one of the greatest white grape varieties, is widely planted throughout the wine world. Chardonnay is essentially a white wine trying to be red.
The amber-colored spirit is an aged brandy—distilled wine—specifically made in the Cognac region of France.
You can drink dry whites any time of year, but they are especially refreshing during the warm months of summer.
In Spanish, chamomile tea is called "manzanilla", and thus this wine gets the name because the wine's flavour is said to be reminiscent of such tea.
‘Noble Rot’ or botrytis is a type of fungus that shrivels and decays wine grapes. With wine, it’s considered a good thing.
Riesling is a light-skinned, aromatic grape of German origin which is – if the majority of top wine critics are to be believed – the world's finest white wine grape variety.
Sancerre is a small wine district in central France, famous for its crisp, aromatic white wines made from Sauvignon Blanc.
Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes around Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. The main styles of sherries are fino, manzanilla, amontillado, oloroso, cream, and Pedro Ximénez.
We’ve all tasted sparkling wine, yet many of us have no idea what the difference is between wines such as Champagne, Cava and Prosecco. We aim to help with that.
Sweet wines are an ideal option for dessert. The right sweet wine types will help you finish your meal in style, and can also be served with some starters.
The aim of blending is to make a whole wine that is greater than the sum of its parts.
We have nearly 700 wines on sale in the shop, and about 400 are imported directly by the Wicklow Wine Company. We offer a wide range of services, including wine for parties, weddings as well as corporate gifts, hampers and so on. Check out our Social Media for news, and any odd items we think are worth posting.
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