Neil McGuigan and Vines in the City – podcast

Sep 28, 12 Neil McGuigan and Vines in the City – podcast

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I first met Australian winemaker Neil McGuigan of McGuigan Wines a few years ago when the winery first did the “Vines in the City” event in London. I thought it was a great way to get consumers literally closer to the vines without the hassle of having to actually travel to a vineyard. Neil and Brian McGuigan were back on this side of the world recently, this time to launch some new wines and also to introduce their “Vines in the City” to the good people of Dublin. Having attended the opening, I can say it was a smashing success, sometimes we in the wine trade take for granted the fact that we can visit vineyards and talk to winemakers on a regular basis. It was great to hear what consumers had to say about the whole experience, in general I’d say it made them very enthusiastic to learn more about wine. Before they opened the gates, I sat down with Neil to find out more about the new wines they are launching in the UK and why they brought it to Dublin. You can hear the podcast on the following link:┬áNeil McGuigan and Vines in the City A big thanks to Neil McGuigan for taking the time to chat with me. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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Neil McGuigan and his semillon at the 2010 LIWF

I ran into Australian wine maker Neil McGuigan at the 2010 International Wine Fair here in London not long ago and this time, rather then talk about his Handmade shiraz, Neil wanted to tell me all about his latest vintage of semillon. Neil is very proud of his semillon and even though we were drinking his latest vintage, he believes that it can live on for many years. As a matter of fact, the last time he was in town, we did try one of his older semillons from the ’90’s and it was tasting still quite fresh. I asked him to tell me a bit more about what he is trying to achieve with his 2010 semillon. Watch the video to find out more. In the meantime, his wines are widely available in the UK from Majestic, Winesdirect and Laithwaites. Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInPocketRedditGoogleTumblrEmailPrintPinterestLike this:Like...

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