Tomás Clancy

Tomás Clancy

Articles by Tomas Clancy

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)"}

3 to have...with spring lamb

3 to have...with spring lamb

Poggio alla Badiola, IGT Toscana 2003, €22, Oddbins and most good off-licences (89)

Portuguese wines are up with world's best

Portuguese wines are up with world's best

Two decades of astounding development have followed Portugal's accession to the EU in 1986.

3 to have...on St Patrick's Day

3 to have...on St Patrick's Day

{ "b" : "Chateau La Nauve, AC St Emilion 2000, €16 in Mitchell & Son, Kildare St, Dublin and good wine shops (88)."}

3 to have...on St Patrick's Day

3 to have...on St Patrick's Day

Chateau La Nauve, AC St Emilion 2000, €16 in Mitchell & Son, Kildare St, Dublin and good wine shops (88).

3 to have...at Cheltenham

3 to have...at Cheltenham

Solar de Iriarte, DO Rueda 2003, €12, Mitchell & Son, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and good wine shops (88)

3 to have...at Cheltenham

3 to have...at Cheltenham

{ "b" : "Solar de Iriarte, DO Rueda 2003, €12, Mitchell & Son, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 and good wine shops (88)"}

Don't blame it on the cork

Don't blame it on the cork

One of the most controversial subjects in wine today is the issue of corked wines.

3 to have...with hard cheese

3 to have...with hard cheese

La Cerisaie, Chateau Dereszla, Tokaji Furmint, Late Harvest 2000, around €16 in Mitchell & Son, Kildare Street and all good wine shops.

3 to have...for a new arrival

3 to have...for a new arrival

Chateau Malijay, Cuvee 28 Aout, Cotes du Rhone 2003 at around €14 from Mitchell and Son, Dublin and select wine shops.

Cellar notes: Decanting

Cellar notes: Decanting

When a bottle of wine is opened, a vast array of complex chemical reactions takes place.

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.