Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

10 of the best gifts for wine lovers

10 of the best gifts for wine lovers

From vineyard visits to quirky corkscrews, here are some super gift ideas for the wine buff in your life

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

TO TRY: Fabre-Montmayou, Reserva Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2016, €17.50 from Whelehans Wines, ...

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

Once the very symbol of extravagant luxury, Champagne is available now from iconic producers, boutique makers and discount chains alike

Practical opulence

Practical opulence

In luxury and business gifting, wine and spirits have become one of the most practical options

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

The issue of giving away gifts that you do not want is a thorny one. There are, it’s worth noti...

Making Amarone great again

Making Amarone great again

Unashamedly complex and technical, the northern Italian wine Amarone is a living rebuke to the practices of low-intervention winemaking

To try, buy  and put by

To try, buy and put by

TO TRY: Selvapiana Chianti Rufina DOCG 2014, €21.25 from 64 Wines, Glasthule and on 64wine.ie (...

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

TO TRY: Taylor’s 10 Year Old Tawny Port, on sale at €28.95 down from €30.95 from O’Briens...

The fine art of family values

The fine art of family values

The First Families of Wine group, which prioritises sustainable wine production, has chosen its 12th and final member

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

TO TRY: René Muré, Crémant d’Alsace Cuvée Prestige, NV, on sale at €25 down from €30 fr...

In praise of all that’s natural

In praise of all that’s natural

Natural Wine makers are gaining new followers with authentic flavours and minimum intervention

To Try, Buy or Put By

To Try, Buy or Put By

TO TRY: Domaine Roland Lavantureux, AC Chablis 2016, €25 from Mitchell & Son CHQ, IFSC and ...

Meet French wine’s latest label

Meet French wine’s latest label

Shifting political landscapes mean the Languedoc-Roussillon label has been shelved. But the new region of Occitanie allows us to focus less on the price, and more on the wine

To try, buy or put by

To try, buy or put by

TO TRY: I Heart Asti NV, €18 from Tesco nationwide and online from tesco.ie (90) This wine is p...

Austria: A vanished wine kingdom

Austria: A vanished wine kingdom

The Germans’ less efficient cousins have a storied wine history - even if most of it happened in other countries under the yoke of empire