Cathal McBride on wine: It’s the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and New World pinot noir
This noble grape travels well, and has a wonderful ability to express the character of each terroir it grows in
Wine is not entirely seasonal. You can enjoy a chilled glass of rosé in the middle of winter as much as during the height of summer.
There is, however, something especially autumnal about pinot noir. It’s hardly surprising, since this grape evokes aromas of woodland walks and captivating bush bramble, the fruits of the season and herbal undergrowth.
An Old World charm and elegance is embedded in the wines of Burgundy. As with my recent ...