The Irish Times Magazine 23rd December 2016

For a party red wine try the lightly fruity Cepa Lebrel Joven for a remarkable €6.99

“Moving upmarket, Whelehan’s Wines have taken delivery of a delicious delicate dry Sancerre rosé (€19.95) that would be a wow at a posh drinks party. They also stock the Godello Luna Beberide (€19.95) that would make a welcome change from yet more Sauvignon Blanc, and a very attractive red Sancerre (€19.95), made from Pinot Noir, to complete the range. Their Champagne from Bénard-Pitois, is utterly reliable.”
John Wilson – Friday 23rd of December 2016
http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/food-and-drink/drink/the-best-in-party-wines-1.2889167

‘W’ Mulled Wine Recipe

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Ingredients

1/2 bottle fruity, easy drinking red under €10 (Recommended Italian Primitivo)
1/4 bottle of fresh Irish apple juice (Kilmullen Farm apple juice or similar)
Shot & 1/2 of Brandy (Longueville Brandy or similar)
Zest of orange and the juice of this orange
4 cloves studded in orange slices
2 cinnamon sticks
1/8 vanilla pod (optional)
3 dessert spoons of brown sugar
1 star anise (optional)

Technique

Add all ingredients to pot and let simmer at low heat for 10 mins. Let blend rest for 30 mins, not critical however it lets all the flavours infuse. Reheat never boil and serve. Note, do not serve too hot. Enjoy