Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

Three to have...on Valentine's day

Three to have...on Valentine's day

Ca del Pipa, Valpolicella Ripasso 1999, €13, (down from €17), O'Brien's.

Three to have...with pancakes

Three to have...with pancakes

Capable of bridging the savoury and sweet gap, pancakes can match wines with surprising ease. Cimarosa, Private Reserve Chardonnay, Chile 2003, €5, Lidl stores nationwide:

Turkey: Where it all began

Turkey: Where it all began

Turkey, the sixth-largest producer of grapes in the world, is now claiming its position as the ancient birthplace of cultivated vines and the art of winemaking itself.

Discovering the Argentinian superstars of the wine world

Discovering the Argentinian superstars of the wine world

Argentina is the fifth-largest producer of wine in the world. It has twice the area under vine than that of Australia, and four times that of Chile.

Sorting the exceptional wines from the chaff

Sorting the exceptional wines from the chaff

As we set off on our campaign to rid ourselves of bad wine - and pick some winners - I will provide some benchmark figures by marking a selection of wines tasted in the last year.

Wine resolutions: It's time to get tough

Wine resolutions: It's time to get tough

Reading Joyce's Ulysses, keeping a diary and putting your CDs in alphabetical order are all highly laudable New Year's resolutions, but for 2005, our chief resolution has to be the removal of the dross from the country's wine shelves.

Wine, chocolate and fish: It'll be a tasty new year

Wine, chocolate and fish: It'll be a tasty new year

I have a recurring fantasy every time I transfer my list of phone numbers from one diary to another.

Dunnes and l'Ecrivain top of the wine pile

Dunnes and l'Ecrivain top of the wine pile

The Irish wine market is officially one of the healthiest in Europe.

Tippling away at the table

Tippling away at the table

Though the calendar claims that there are almost 20 feast days celebrated in Ireland, Christmas remains the quintessential feast day.

The battle for the hearts and sales of wine trade

The battle for the hearts and sales of wine trade

In recent times, a huge divide has developed in the wine world, reflecting many of the complex political and cultural issues of the day.

Wine: 3 to have while watching rugby

Wine: 3 to have while watching rugby

Tomas Clancy chooses three wines to scrum down with.