Sweeney’s On Tour Xmas Meal 2013

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.

Champagne Veuve Monsigny
Champagne Veuve Monsigny
Piccini Memoro
Piccini Memoro
Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling
Tim Adams Clare Valley Riesling
Von Winning Riesling
Von Winning Riesling
Mader Alsace Gewurztraminer
Mader Alsace Gewurztraminer
Margaret River Pierro
Margaret River Pierro
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling
Craggy Range Te Muna Road Riesling
Chateau Musar 2004
Chateau Musar 2004
Chateau Gales Graves Rouge
Chateau Gales Graves Rouge
Salento Primitivo
Salento Primitivo
Jean Claude Mas Les Faisses
Jean Claude Mas Les Faisses
Yalumba Botrytis Viognier
Yalumba Botrytis Viognier
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux
Premieres Cotes de Bordeaux
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4 thoughts on “Sweeney’s On Tour Xmas Meal 2013

    1. 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.

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