Movies and Booze on Moncrieff
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Sean was joined by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and Brian Lloyd with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines from today's show are listed below: 2023 Nautilus Pinot Gris €23.99 Stockists: Independent off licences including Clarkes Supervalu Barna, Co Galway; Thomas Murphy, Foxrock, D18; Burkes Supermarket, Donegal, Dwans Off Licence, Ballycullen, D16; and https://wineonline.ie/ 2021 Hãhã Pinot Noir €23.95 Stockists: Available from Mitchell & Son, Glasthule, CHQ, Avoca Kilmacanogue, and Avoca Dunboyne; 1601 Off Licence- Kinsale, Cork; Ardkeen Stores, Waterford; Gibney’s, Malahide; Next Door Clonakilty and Centra Cabinteely
Sean Moncrieff was joined Mick O'Connell, Sarina Bellissimo and Olivia Fahy with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: RAZA PET NAT Pet Nat is an abbreviation for Petillant Naturel, a naturally sparkling wine. The fermented wine is still bottled in the bottle, which stops the fermentation there, so a little CO2 and yeast precipitate is formed in the bottle. The wine is not filtered or sweetened (no dosage) and the wine is now closed with a regular crown cap. The wine is made with natural yeast and uses minimal sulphites. Spontaneous fermentation ends in the bottle, as a result of which a pleasantly natural cloudy layer remains in the wine. This refreshing, sparkling wine is full of fruity and lively orchard flavors. The natural sediment makes the wine cloudy, while adding many interesting nuances to the taste, the wild yeast makes the wine tasty and easy to enjoy. STOCCO PROSECCO Refined, elegant bouquet. Fine on the palate with typical Prosecco preservation of quality, floral and fruity hints of white peach. Excellent as an aperitif and for the whole meal, excellent with delicate first courses. Glera grape grown on the flat with gravelly substrate covered by earthy material with low density - 3500 plants to hectare. Soft pressing, static decantation, fermentation in stainless steel tanks, second fermentation according to the Charmat method in autoclave with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature. Tinned pear and peach aromas with a little mineral inflection. Great party wine.
Sean was joined LIVE from Triskel Arts Centre in Cork 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: Pavia Pinot Grigio - €15 A rounded dry white with citrus blossom and pear aromas over a crisp palate that reveals lemon, almond and green olive notes. This flavoursome Pinot Grigio is from Italy’s famed Veneto region, where winemaker Anselmo Martini sources grapes from prime hillside vineyards. CERRO FUERTE Malbec - €14 This Malbec is smooth with sweet and spicy aromas and rich flavours of plum and cherry. Enjoy it with barbecued foods or richly flavoured dishes. Wine of Argentina, Suitable for vegans Bordeaux Merlot - €14 A soft and rounded red wine with flavours of plum and cherry. Made with Merlot grapes, this medium-bodied French claret pairs equally well with light flavours or hearty dishes like shepherd's pie.
Sean was joined by Fionnuala Jones, Jean Smullen and Deirdre Molumby with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: 2022 Quinta da Aveleda DOC Vinho Verde €16.00-€18.00 Stockists: Independent off licences including Donnybrook Fair; The Vintry, Rathgar; Jus de Vine, Portmarnock; Sweeneys D3; Brady’s, Shankill; Barnhill Stores, Dalkey and McHugh’s Artane & Malahide Road. 2019 El Coto Crianza DOCa Rioja € 18.00-20.00 Stockists: Independent off licences including Fresh; Donnybrook Fair; Molloy’s (Greater Dublin); Maton’s Cork; O’Donovans Off Licences Cork (9 branches) and McHugh’s Malahide Road and Artane.
Sean was joined LIVE from Stella Cinema in Rathmines by Lynda Coogan, Leslie Williams, Fionnuala Jones, Brian Lloyd, Olivia Fahy with thanks to Marks and Spencer. Today's wines are listed below: All wines are available at Marks and Spencer: Bellante Prosecco Elegant, creamy, dry sparkling Prosecco, made from Glera grapes, with white peach and jasmine notes. It is delicious as an aperitif with party foods. M&S Collection Gavi di Gav Unoaked, intense and mouth-watering, this wine has citrus and stone fruit flavours with a hint of floral notes. Cortese grapes, grown in a designated zone around the town of Gavi in Piemonte, are classified as Gavi del Comune di Gavi and these vineyards produce wines of great finesse. Father and son team, Claudio and Carlo Manera make this example from fruit grown in various estates using sustainable viticulture practices. M&S Collection Susana Balbo Malbec A vibrant and expressive wine with notes of dark berries and spice. This extraordinary malbec is made by pioneering Argentinean winemaker Susana Balbo. The grapes are from a unique sub region of the Uco Valley called Los Chacayes, where they grow at high altitude and ripen with excellent balance and mineral freshness.
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.