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Winemaker & Cheese: Karem Mussi from Bodega Altocedro

July 04, 2019

I approached our visit to Karim Mussi Saffie back in March somewhat warily as his reputation as one of the South American wine industry’s shining lights left me just a tad over-cautious. Superstar winemaker is a term bandied around far too frequently and all too often its use heralds the arrival of an array of technically perfect but frequently “over-engineered” wines that demonstrate no small amount of technical prowess but a more modest grasp of balance and elegance – in Karim’s case my sense of caution was entirely misplaced.

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Winemaker & Cheese: Karem Mussi from Bodega Altocedro


We Are Hiring...

June 24, 2019

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We Are Hiring...


What “Mamma” used to make!

June 11, 2019

If Connolly's made a TV advert for “The Italian Collection”, what would it be like?

Hollywood stars? Yes!

And the best director? Let's go for Francis Ford Coppola.

(He also happens to own a well known vineyard in California. Are you getting the theme?)

What film style? Action? With “Mini” car chases? Romantic? Musical? Italian food & drink?

I think I have the answer to the dilemma...

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What “Mamma” used to make!


S A L E

April 24, 2019

Whisper it, at long last the Connolly's Wine Sale has returned.... We now have distinctly too much wine and can't actually  find space for all the new shiny things we've found to fit in either the Shops or the Warehouse, so it's time to change things around.

It all kicks on Thursday 2nd May with the full list of sale wines attached and we're offering 15% off on Thursday, 20% on Friday, and 25% on Saturday...

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S A L E


The Insignificant Seven: South America Day 3 (+2)

March 13, 2019

 More updates from Chris- now into the 5th day of the trip, but actually only the third in South America- having lost the 2 days in Chile, it's time to head to Argentina and finally a chance to acquire more socks...

Whilst his fear of flying was causing Michael, the young Armagh medic sat next to me on the plane over the Andes to come out in a cold sweat, I couldn’t help but drink in the most astonishing views during one of the shortest but most spectacular flights in the world

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The Insignificant Seven: South America Day 3 (+2)


A Guide to Bouchon, doing new things with very old vines...

March 08, 2019

Nothing they do could be described as typical bulk Chilean production, and to explain why we are so enthusiastic about them will require a slightly lengthy introduction....

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A Guide to Bouchon, doing new things with very old vines...