Movies and Booze on Moncrieff
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Sean was joined by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and Deirdre Molumby with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: 2022 B Live Sauvignon Blanc €11.99 Stockists: Spar, EuroSpar, Mace and Londis, nationwide 2021 PepperBox Shiraz €13.50 Stockists: Widely available from supermarkets and Independent Off Licences
On this week’s Movies and Booze we reviewed the latest offering from Disney, Wish. Chris Wasser also recommended Eileen, the new psychological thriller with Anne Hathaway. Fionnuala Jones brought us all the gossip from Hollywood. The wines are from Northern Spain, specifically Castilla Y Leon, a region famous for mushrooms and truffles. This week's two red wines will match meaty umami dishes with beef, lamb or mushrooms - but also with truffles - and yes we had a truffle in studio... Leslie Williams’ featured wines were Brezo de Gregory Perez, from Bierzo in Spain and Condado de Haza Crianza 2020, Ribera del Duero, also from Spain. Movies and Booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer
Tom Dunne was joined LIVE from the Galmont Hotel, Galway by Olivia Fahy, Sarina Bellissimo and Leslie Williams with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer: 1. Altamar Sauvignon Blanc - €14 A lively, crisp, refreshing white wine with flavours of lime, lemon, gooseberry. A delicious Sauvignon Blanc from Chile's premium, cool climate Leyda Valley with intense aromas of grapefruit and lime, a hint of black pepper and delicate floral notes. The harmonious and refreshing citrus flavours pair so well with grilled salmon, chicken dishes or creamy pasta. 2. Guia Real Rioja - €14 Back in the 1970s when we were all a lot poorer if you were served wine in Ireland it was generally sweet German wines or dodgy French vin de table with added sugar to make them drinkable. The exception on our shelves in those days was Rioja. We took to Rioja early and we still love it. Tempranillo aged in oak barrels to give juicy fruity wines with a background of cedar and spice. An easy-going Rioja made from Tempranillo grapes, with floral aromas and flavours of fresh red cherries. Mellow enough to enjoy on its own, this rich and fruity, medium-bodied wine is perfect with lighter meats, pizza and pasta dishes. Suitable for vegans. 3. Salentein Malbec - €23 Ahh Malbec, the Irish love Malbec! I've never met a butcher that didn't want to tell me how good Malbec is with a fine big lump of steak, and they are not wrong. From sunny high altitude vineyards that get loads of heat in the daytime but at night cool down to give the grapes a rest and preserve acidity. This gives big juicy black fruit flavours but crucially also freshness. I actually like to serve this a little cool - around 10-12 degrees or so to bring out those fresh black berry and liquorice flavours. A rich, flavourful and complex wine with flavours of dark fruits, violets and spices.
Tom Dunne was joined by Jean Smullen, Chris Wasser, Sarina Bellissimo for another edition of movies and booze, with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: 2022 Ben Marco Plata Special Edition Malbec €12.00 The grapes for the Ben Marco Plata are grown in Uco Valley in Mendoza at an altitude of 1,050 metres (3,445 feet) above sea level, which is what gives this wine its elegant finish. It was aged in French oak barrels for 8 months. With red fruit aromas and a hint of mocha there is also a lovely spiciness from the oak ageing. It bursts into life when you taste it, red cherry with a hint of chocolate and ripe firm tannin, the perfect wine to serve with beef. It is also a good match for hard cheeses like Parmesan, Emmental, or goats cheese. Stockists: Selected Dunnes Stores (30), Nationwide 2019 Portia Crianza €18.00 This superb red is made from 100% Tempranillo aged in French Oak. This is a serious high-quality red wine, the judges tasting notes state: Ruby red in colour with a hint of garnet, lively juicy fruits. An inviting nose of vanilla and black fruits with good structure, soft tannin, and length. Best in Show!! Easy to see why this is the overall winning wine. Superb! Stockists: Independent Off Licences, Nationwide
Sean was joined LIVE from Newpark Hotel in Kilkenny by Leslie Williams, Brian Lloyd and Fionnuala Jones with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer: Alsace Gewurztraminer Gewurztraminer is one of those grapes everyone should try at least once. Only to be found in Alsace (and Germany), this is intensely aromatic with rose petal and lychees scents and a lush palate. These exotic tropical flavours make this an excellent match for Asian dishes such as Thai or Chinese food but also with dishes containing pumpkin, sweet potato or parsnips. M&S Quintessence Méditerranée France has always had the world's most famous Rosés from Provence to the Loire to the Rhône (Tavel AOC in the Rhône is exclusively Rosé). This is made in the Provence style so pale in colour, floral and fragrant, and of course dry on the palate - making it perfect for matching with shellfish, pizza or even spicy food. Classics Claret Claret simply means red Bordeaux - the English coined the term and it originates from the word "Clairet" which is a light style of Bordeaux which is closer to pink than red. This is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with a little Cabernet Franc - the three classic Bordeaux red grapes. Ripe and fruity with blackcurrant fruits and a touch of chocolate, perfect for a nice steak. Clairet still exists as a style but has fallen out of popularity a little as the world looks to paler rosé.
Sean was joined by Lynda Coogan, Olivia Fahy and Fionnuala Jones with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: Gabel, Riesling Trocken Pflaz Germany - €20.00 Elegant dry Riesling with yellowfruit of peach and citrus combined with floral notes. The fruits continues on the mouth with a mineral character, a vibrant acidity and lots of juiciness. Perfect pairing for pork, poultry, spicy food, cured meats. Stockists include; Neighbourhood Wines, Kellys Clontarf, Redmonds, Ranelagh, World Wide Wines, Waterford, Jus De Vine, Portmarnock, Mc Hughs Off Licence, Malahide & Kilbarrack, Deveneys Dundrum, The Vintry Off-Licence, Rathgar, The Wine house, Trim and other NOFFLA members nationwide Portia Crianza Ribera del Duero €20.00 100% Tempranillo aged for a minimum of 12 months in oak American barrels, to add complexity and layers to this wine. Portía Crianza is an intense, deep and complex red wine. An excellent vintage that is reflected in this wine with a delicious balance between the aromas of ripe black fruit and the notes of its ageing, with a broad mouth. Vines are planted 820 metres above sea levels which gives an elegance and freshness to the wine. Stockists include; Molloy Group, Carry Out, Gibneys Malahide, McHughs, Redmonds of Ranelagh, The Vintry, O’Donovans (Cork), The Coach House, Deveneys Dundrum, Blackrock Cellar, Martin’s Off-Licence, Jus de Vine and other NOffLA members nationwide
Sean was joined by Mick O’Connell, Deirdre Molumby and Sarina Bellissimo with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: Famille Perrin Côtes du Rhône Spicy, brambly, Rhone red from this fantastic family, responsible for one of Chateauneuf du Pape’s most famous wines Chateau Beaucastel. Great food wine as we move over into Autumn with Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Hollow Leg Alcohol Free Sparkling Albariño This is the top of the tree for non alcoholic wines. Zippy and fresh with wonderful vinous mouthfeel. Feels like wine as opposed to fruit juice and is bone-dry which truly helps.
Sean was joined by Brian Lloyd, movies editor at entertainment.ie , Sarina Bellissimo, Host of The Bellissimo Files Podcast and Dean McGuinness, Beer Sommelier, In this episode Sean and the Gang Mixed grain and grain combining Whiskey with Beer Today's beer and Whiskeys are are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: BEER 1: Carraig Dubh and Teelings Small Batch Rum Cask Irish Whiskey – BEER 2: Gouden Carolus Whisky Infused –
Sean was joined by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and Chris Wasser with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: 2017 Santa Rita Estate Reserve Semillón €13.50 -Stockists Independent Off Licences, Nationwide 2021 Campillo Blanco (Barrell Fermented) €18.00 - Stockists: Clontarf Wine, Dublin 3; Baggot Street Wines, Sweney’s Fairview, Dublin 3
Sean was joined LIVE from Athlone Springs Hotel by Leslie Williams, Brian Lloyd and Fionnuala Jones with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer Bellante Prosecco - Price €15 A creamy, elegant sparkling wine with flavours of white peach and jasmine. Everyone loves Sauvignon Blanc, by far the biggest selling grape in Ireland. This is from rom the rolling countryside of Gascony in South West France, a wine which elegantly blends Sauvignon Blanc's naturally tangy, herbal character with a deliciously soft succulence from the region's sunny climate.. Gold Label Sauvignon Blanc - Price €8 Lively French Sauvignon Blanc, packed with a ripe cocktail of pear, grapefruit, lime and gooseberry flavours. Pays Gascogne whites are some of the best value and most underrated wines in France. Originally these vineyards would have been focused on Armagnac Brandy which is still produced and is more interesting than Cognac. Fleurie is by far the best known Cru Village of Beaujolais, a sub-region of Burgundy. Now that nobody can afford Burgundy anymore many of us have turned to Beaujolais. Gamay, the Beaujolais grape, may not be as complex as Burgundy's Pinot Noir but it has lively cherry fruit flavours and oodles of character, especially from the cru villages like Fleurie, Morgon and Moulin a Vent. Fleurie Now Priced - Price €12 A refreshing red wine with flavours of raspberries and violets. This medium-bodied wine from the village of Fleurie is one of Beaujolais’ most famous ‘cru’ wines. Serve chilled alongside duck, tuna and omelettes. Suitable for vegans. At its best within two years
Sean was joined by Annette Freeman, Deirdre Molumby and Dean McGuinness with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All beers from today's show are listed below: Uiltje Seashore Seesaw Salt and Sour Peach Gose – it is a fruit Gose with an a.b.v. of 4.2%. Pinky and the Grain is a Hibiscus IPA at 6.9% a.b.v. with flavours of cherry, blueberry, spice.
Sean was joined LIVE from The Sugar Club in Dublin by Leslie Williams, Brian Lloyd and Fionnuala Jones with special guest appearances from Barbara Scully and Declan Buckley with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer Ribeek Old Vine Chenin Blanc - South Africa - Price €13 Chenin Blanc is South Africa's most commonly planted white grape and makes everything from inexpensive quaffers to fine complex long lived wines. This is from the ultra-trendy region of Swartland, filled with hipsters and cook young winemakers - and lots of old gnarly vines making great wine. This is a vibrant tropical zesty white with flavours of Citrus, peach, apricot, flint. The Old Vine Project of South Africa recognises the importance of caring for vineyards to allow vines to have a healthy and productive old age, thus creating a sustainable farming model. This Chenin Blanc is made exclusively for M&S Riebeek Valley Wines from 35-year-old vines carefully cultivated by the 22 families who found the winery almost 80 years ago. Best enjoyed chilled within 3 years of purchase. Bardolino Chiaretto Rose, Veneto, Italy - Price €14 From the hills around Lake Garda in the Veneto - Bardolino is a pretty lakeside village just 30km from Verona. Bardolino Chiaretto is made from the same grapes as Valpolicella and Amarone. Cherry fruits, cherry skin tangy freshness and pleasing elegance. Chiaretto rosé wines are produced in northern Italy's Bardolino region where the wine grapes grown on the glacial hillside soil impart freshness and a lovely minerality. Made from the Corvina grape, with some Rondinella and Molinara, the lightly grippy structure and crisp finish pairs well with seafood, pasta, and tasty vegetable dishes. Serve chilled. Matetic Estela Lunar Pinot Noir - Casablanca, Chile - Price €18 Pinot Noir is the great grape of red Burgundy that grows well in just a few places in the world. Burgundy is the most famous, parts of coastal California and New Zealand are some others but the most overlooked is the Pacific Coastal vineyards of Chile such as the Casablanca Valley an hour north of Santiago A vibrant, smooth, and elegant wine with flavours of cherry, blueberry, spice.