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...

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