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Hi, I'm a Master of Wine (MW) having passed in 1997. I opened a wine shop in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, called The Wine Library and this is my personal wine blog. There should be no conflict of interest between my work with The Wine Library and the opinions expressed herein but I will do my utmost to be fair and responsible in my posts – please read my Who Pays article in re the ethics of wine trips and writing. I have worked in wine education, retail, and consultancy since 1990. From June 2013 until May 2017 I was the Retail Manager for The Wicklow Wine Company. I was a member of the Council of the Institute of Masters of Wine (IMW) from 2008 to 2014 and was also a member of the Events, Trips, and Governance Committees. Having had problems with potentially libellous comments from unidentifiable posters, I now require that if you post a comment, you must identify yourself properly or it won't be published. Please note that I do not review products or services on request so kindly don't ask. I value my independence and I believe my readers (few that they may be) do so also.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

A good start is...

So, once breakfast and emails etc were done and dusted I met up with a good mate ad the day started with a Jasper Hill George's Paddock 2004 and a J. J. Prum Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spatlese 2004. Mmmm both seriously good. From there on to a great bottle shop called 5 Ways to taste some yummy Yarra whites and reds.
From there onto The Waterman's in Pott's Point for lobster rolls and an interesting roussanne and a funky nebbiolo, before moving to Aki's for some gorgeous indian food (goat curry) with a Tassie sparkler and a Gamay!
Along the way some lovely beers and great chat. Honestly, it is work...

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