Sweeney’s Wine Merchants in Glasnevin, Dublin, hold regular wine tastings on their mezzanine floor. A dozen or so of the regulars, including myself, have been socialising together for several years, whether for meals in town or tasting events arranged at each others’ houses (see Glasnevin Fizz Fest).
For our 2013 Xmas meal we descended upon Beirut Express on Dame Street in Dublin – not because we all adore Lebanese food (though I am a fan myself), but rather because they only charge €3 corkage which is perfect for winos on a budget!
Here is a selection of the bottles we enjoyed last night – and apologies for the poor image quality. My personal favourites were the Chateau Musar and the Yalumba Botrytised Viognier.
4 thoughts on “Sweeney’s On Tour Xmas Meal 2013”
Nice Riesling choices – I’m a big fan of Tim Adams wines – 2007 must’ve had a good whiff of diesel. How was the Craggy Range? Dry or a touch of residual sugar?
Yes the Tim Adams 2007 was lovely and maturing nicely – some of the gang actually met him in Dublin some time ago.
I’m a huge fan of Craggy Range in general, but this Riesling has slightly too much RS compared to the acidity, leaves it a little bit flabby – but still very pleasant drinking.
Any notes on the wines?
Nope, it was drinking rather than tasting, and not enough room on the table to make notes!