Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

3 to have...with a barbecue

3 to have...with a barbecue

Domaine des Schistes, Los Vascos, Grand Reserve 2002, €17 reduced to €13 in O'Brien's wine sale (90).

Wine geese make magic in Bordeaux

Wine geese make magic in Bordeaux

Chateau Lynch Bages is perhaps the best-known of the Irish chateaux in Bordeaux.

Cellar notes: Rhone Valley bounces back

Cellar notes: Rhone Valley bounces back

Bono said it best when he said of the song Helter Skelter: “This is a song that Charles Manson stole from the Beatles, now we're stealing it back.”

Going, going, gone

Going, going, gone

Goods have been transferred through auctions in Ireland for 1,000 years, yet we have never developed a great auction house.

3 to have...while watching Formula 1

3 to have...while watching Formula 1

Domaine La Croix Ste Eulalie 2001, €16, Louis Albrouze, 127 Upper Leeson St, Dublin 2 (88).

3 to have...with bread

3 to have...with bread

{ "b" : "Beringer Estate, Chardonnay 2001, €15, Galvin's (89)"}

Cellar notes: Frescobaldis fight back

Cellar notes: Frescobaldis fight back

The Frescobaldis, the famed Italian wine-making family, have acquired outright control of the Ornellaia winery.

3 to have...with bread

3 to have...with bread

Beringer Estate, Chardonnay 2001, €15, Galvin's (89)

Putting the Cork back into the wine trade

Putting the Cork back into the wine trade

With the Irish wine trade having witnessed unprecedent growth in recent years, Cork's merchant princes have finally started to flex their considerable financial muscle, signalling an impending off-licence revolution

3 to have… with prawns

3 to have… with prawns

A smart accompaniment for prawns is Omaka Springs, this devilishly full riesling from New Zealand.

3 to have...with pork

3 to have...with pork

Honoréde Berticot, Sauvignon, Cotes de Duras 2003 (88), €10, Searson's, Dublin and most good off-licences.

Cellar notes: Tobacco makes way for wine

Cellar notes: Tobacco makes way for wine

North and South Carolina are two US states closely associated with the plantation crops of cotton and tobacco.

3 to have...with pork

3 to have...with pork

{ "b" : "Honoréde Berticot, Sauvignon, Cotes de Duras 2003 (88), €10, Searson's, Dublin and most good off-licences."}

Cellar notes: The heat is on

Cellar notes: The heat is on

Introducing heat to grapes is a high wire act, where balance is everything.

3 to have...with spring lamb

3 to have...with spring lamb

{ "b" : "Poggio alla Badiola, IGT Toscana 2003, €22, Oddbins and most good off-licences (89)"}