Wine: Grape expectations? Think outside the box

As the new year begins, get out of your comfort zone and explore some lesser-known grape varieties

17th January, 2021
Wine: Grape expectations? Think outside the box
January may be the time to search out new and more unusual wine varieties. Picture: Getty

Even if you don’t come from an agricultural background, you can still understand the heritage and importance of the sector. The same is true of viniculture. Our lack of an indigenous Irish winemaking industry means we don’t have any cultural baggage either, allowing us to embrace the varying subtleties of wines from around the world.

As a country, we import from almost every major wine region. The only problem with so...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Get basic

*New subscribers only

You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

2 Yearly



Unlimited Access for 2 Years

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

Top chef Gareth Mullins’ lockdown lessons

Bitesize: Your guide to all things hot in food and drink this month

Recipes: Tempting teatime treats from Ballynahinch Castle

Make a place at your table for Ireland’s best condiments