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Movies and Booze: LIVE from Newpark Hotel

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.   

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15.03 27 Oct 2023


Movies and Booze: LIVE from Newpark Hotel


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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.   


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