Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

A searing wine for 2007

A searing wine for 2007

Sancerre is a wine on everyone’s lips. This sauvignon blanc has been the world’s most fashionable white wine for almost a decade, with the attendant strong sales and bandwagon-jumpers this title attracts.

Time for real wine appreciation

Time for real wine appreciation

January is a busy month in wine, with wine clubs and shops beginning their new-year courses and unveiling plans for wine travel in 2007.

Wine gifts with plenty of bling

Wine gifts with plenty of bling

Remember the panic and depression that the April budget used to cause?

The jewel of Irish brewing

The jewel of Irish brewing

We are regarded, and regard ourselves, as a nation with a historical and cultural affinity with beer.

Irish wine taking root in Dublin

Irish wine taking root in Dublin

The vineyard owner pulls back leaves and crouches down to harvest two more plump bunches of dark-skinned grapes.

Teaming up lamb and wine

Teaming up lamb and wine

Ribera del Duero winemakers love their lamb. Through their Lamb Roasters Guild, each winery competes to produce the best lamb, which in turn matches their best wine.

Wine awards need more transparency

Wine awards need more transparency

Someone far too wise to have accepted membership of a committee famously said that a camel was a horse designed by a committee.

Woman’s touch boosts Chateau La Lagune

Woman’s touch boosts Chateau La Lagune

A slender 27-year-old, Caroline Frey, daughter of Swiss billionaire financier Jean-Jacques Frey, is the new mistress of Chateau La Lagune.

The drink that Jack built

The drink that Jack built

Jack Daniel’s is an icon of Americana as surely as the classic Coke bottle or the station wagon.

Leading the carton revolution

Leading the carton revolution

Jean-Charles Boisset, head of dynamic wine company Les Domaines Boisset, is the poster boy for new France.

Chardonnay ripe for comeback

Chardonnay ripe for comeback

Once the top selling wine on the planet, Chardonnay has been shunned by wine drinkers in favour of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio and viogneir.

How Shiraz created New World

How Shiraz created New World

Big, bold and ferocious, Shiraz is the grape that virtually invented the modern wine world.

Long live the Rhone Rangers

Long live the Rhone Rangers

The phrase ‘Rhone Rangers’ is hugely symbolic of the disaster that has affected so many sections of the European wine industry over the last decade.

The brewing king of India

The brewing king of India

As we all now sit in traffic for large periods of our lives, our cars have be come moveable temples.

New-found Burgundy bliss

New-found Burgundy bliss

In September 2000, a picket on oil refineries brought Europe to a standstill and stopped my tour of southern Burgundy’s vineyards in its tracks.