Paddy O’Flynn: The best wine I ever drank? A 1945 Mouton Rothschild brought tears to my eyes

The owner of the Wine Buff on his earliest ambition, founding a successful wine business and turning down Keith Richards

Paddy O'Flynn, ower of the Wine Buff: ‘What the mind of man can conceive and believe, the mind of man can achieve’

A native of Ballyhea in north Cork, Paddy O’Flynn started out as manager of the wine shop La Tour des Vins after moving to the tiny village of Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux in 1988, where his father-in-law René Baylet was a renowned wine-maker. Having immersed himself in his trade, O’Flynn began importing wines directly from Bordeaux to Ireland, after a chance meeting with Jacques de Coninck, a French wine exporter. In 2000, in partnership with his ...