Podium Worthy Wines

Podium Worthy Wines

Podium Worthy Wines Have you ever wondered how those Gold, Silver and Bronze medals get to adorn the wines you are drinking? I am just back from Heathrow having done my umpteenth year judging at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in Surrey. This year I hit...
Top Golfer Tour 2018

Top Golfer Tour 2018

Top Golfer Tour 2018 Alken Brothers Wine Merchants are delighted to be official sponsors of the Top Golfer Tour for the second year running. We are proud to be supporting Irish Amateur golf and look forward to working with the tour in 2018. This is a great platform...
Wines for a Snowy Day

Wines for a Snowy Day

Wines for a Snowy Day I sat down to write a blog just now, with daffodils on my counter, the calendar almost in March, and intended to write about Spring wines to celebrate the new season. Then I looked out the window! Leaden grey skies and apocalypse warnings for...
Crayfish Tails & Bruno Paillard

Crayfish Tails & Bruno Paillard

Crayfish Tails & Bruno Paillard: The Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru matches beautifully with shellfish, especially oysters. It can also accompany fish or an entire meal if there aren’t any particularly spicy or sweet dishes. In 2000, acclaimed French chef Joel...
Lobster Casserole & Bruno Paillard

Lobster Casserole & Bruno Paillard

Lobster Casserole & Bruno Paillard: The Rose Premiere Cuvee is a great match to fine Italian charcuterie, sushi, poultry or red fruit salad. In 2000, acclaimed French chef, Joel Robuchon discovers the Bruno Paillard Champagnes. Here is what tasting Bruno Paillard...
Clam Risotto & Bruno Paillard

Clam Risotto & Bruno Paillard

Clam Risotto & Bruno Paillard: The Premiere Cuvee champagne is an excellent aperitif. It matches divinely with cheese (Brie de Meaux, Camembert, aged salers), poultry and shellfish. In 2000, acclaimed French chef, Joel Robuchon discovers the Bruno Paillard...