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Dublin, Ireland
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, which closed in 2018. I am back working in a consultative role with The Wicklow Wine Company but this is my personal wine blog. There should be no conflict of interest between my work with The Wicklow Wine Company 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. 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 Committee, founder of the Trips Committee, and member of the 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.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Going, going...

Wow - there is an article today by James Halliday about a wine auction to be held in order to raise funds for the Len Evans Foundation. If i had the money I'd go and bid as there some fantastic wines on offer, as well as an amazing dinner featuring a series of Domaine de la Romanee Conti La Tache, all donated by the redoubtable Mr Halliday. He's a great raconteur and that would be some evening. Droool!

Slovenian follow-up

Just a brief post to say that the Celtic Whiskey Shop have started importing the Dveri Pax range of wines as a result of the excellent tasting hosted by Cabot & Co. a few months ago. Their Pinot Gris, which I retatsed a week or so ago, is yummy but I'm not sure which wines are being brought in.