Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

A syrah by any other name

A syrah by any other name

The Rhone Valley is the spiritual birthplace of syrah, the playground of grenache and the creche of viognier and a dozen other varieties.

Rebel wines lead the way in Italy

Rebel wines lead the way in Italy

Italy's wines and vineyards have been fought over since long before the unification of Italy was imperfectly and inconclusively achieved by Garibaldi.

The great white spirit

The great white spirit

In a welter of alleged corruption and industrial espionage, competing vodka companies from the former Soviet bloc are engaged in open commercial warfare.

Cross blending fraud probe

Cross blending fraud probe

Georges Duboeuf, the virtual inventor of Beaujolais Nouveau, has denied his company was involved in blending higher quality wines with cheaper wines.

Wine's happiest accident

Wine's happiest accident

Imagine you are God, with a dinner plate about 500 km in diameter, which you drop on Earth.

A dictator or just a crusader?

A dictator or just a crusader?

The rhetoric of Roman poet Decimus Magnus Ausonius often revolved around wine, virtue and taste.

Aussies still rule with boutique wines

Aussies still rule with boutique wines

The cornerstone of the Australian wine miracle over the last 25 years has been big volume, good quality branded wine at highly competitive prices.

Bourbon with a twist of Irish

Bourbon with a twist of Irish

The Kentucky Derby is the cornerstone of America's aristocracy at play.

Three to have with gazpacho

Three to have with gazpacho

San Giorgio, Trebbiano di Puglia, IGT 2003, €9, Listons, Camden Street, D2 (87).

Three to have with gazpacho

Three to have with gazpacho

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Three to have with a panini

Three to have with a panini

Ballygowan Still, about €1.25, available from most supermarkets and newsagents nationwide (90)

Hollywood makes a star out of pinot noir

Hollywood makes a star out of pinot noir

With sales of pinot noir up 22 per cent in the US and 10 per cent in Britain, it is clear the wine is experiencing the Sideways effect.

Three to have with a panini

Three to have with a panini

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Family of Twelve goes on tour

Family of Twelve goes on tour

While the New Zealand All Blacks have been slicing and dicing the British and Irish Lions during this year's rugby test, New Zealand's winemakers have been on a world tour of their own.

Three to have with Caesar salad

Three to have with Caesar salad

Dolle Winery, Gruner Veltliner, Gaisberg, Este Lage 2003, €11, Superquinn nationwide (90).