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Red Red Wine for the Emerald Isle

Over these last couple of months in east Ireland, I discovered an island not only rich in history and heritage but on the edge of an economical rebirth with many locals still struggling, imagebut there is an air of entrepreneurialism floating about with MANY people working hard at bringing something different or missing to the market place. A perfect example of this is Tom & Elena O’Loughlin RedRedWine.ie “The True Taste of France”

Originally hailing from County Meath Ireland, they now live in the south of France and import back home to Ireland exclusive, delicious, top award winning wines at amazing reduced prices, and delivered straight to your front door!

A shared brunch plate to properly taste this lovely bottle of Jacques Arnal

A shared brunch plate to properly taste this lovely bottle of Jacques Arnal

Last week, they shared a bottle of one of their top sellers for me to taste and review. With a busy last few days in Ireland, the only time I had to do a proper tasting was at brunch. I am definitely not an expert on wine, i know what i enjoy and my gifted palette knows how to pair with foods to make the most…but that is simply due to the enjoyment of both food and wine.

I ran down to George’s Patisserie and snagged a fresh morning loaf of

Still warm from the oven tomato bread from Georges Patisserie in Slane Ireland.

Still warm from the oven tomato bread from Georges Patisserie in Slane Ireland.

tomato & poppy seed bread and then by Coyle Family Butcher Shop where he sliced me off a nice strip loin. Returning home I opened the bottle to breath a bit, and the initial aroma was soft, a hint of oak. At first taste it was a smooth cover with a bit of soft fruit on the front and a peaceful, pleasant finish….but then when I started tasting between bites – WOW!!

With the cracked pepper steak, I really sensed the smooth oak and a

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strength in flavor. With the coriander plums, there was a floral and vanilla that laid to the front. With the spicey country potatoes, a slightly fruitier side peeked through. With the rich flavored, fried in full fat Irish butter, duck egg on top of the tomato bread – suddenly this deep red found its fullness and it was unstoppable! This wine alone, especially priced at €14 should make everyone want a case of each of their offerings!

So for all you friends in Ireland looking to stock your pantry and impress your guests with some amazing French wines at an affordable price, it won’t get any easier than using the creative import services of RedRedWine.ie .

2 comments on “Red Red Wine for the Emerald Isle

  1. Sally
    January 11, 2013

    Do they export anywhere else but Ireland? The USA?
    Check out Hix and Buck for similar wine exports but to the UK.

  2. Petra Haynes
    January 12, 2013

    That sounds fantastic, and of course your description of the food and wine pairing makes my mouth water. Have they thought of exporting to the US?

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