3 wines to try, buy and put by

TO TRY: Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve. TO BUY: Vignoble Le Bihan, La Pie Colette Rouge. TO PUT BY: Martoccia di Brunelli, Rosso di Montalcino.

5th October, 2014

TO TRY

Charles Heidsieck, Brut Reserve NV €45, Redmonds of Ranelagh; The Vintry Rathgar; McCabes, Mount Merrion; Celtic Whiskey Shop, Dublin 2; Mitchell and Son, CHQ, IFSC and Glasthule, County Dublin; mitchellandson.com (91)

Charles Camille Heidsieck (aka Champagne Charlie) sold half his stock of Champagne to southern states merchants just before the American Civil War broke out. He travelled to the US and attempted to break the Union naval blockade in order to get paid –...

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