GOLD FOR CREU CELTA 2016 AT THE SOMMELIER WINE AWARDS 2020
We are delighted to announce that Creu Celta 2016 has been awarded a Gold medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2020.
“This is the greatest award to date for Creu Celta. With each new vintage our wine is developing more complexity. As the vineyard gains maturity, the vines have a deeper root network & derive more flavour intensity & minerality. The newer vintages of Creu Celta are definitely a step up from the earlier releases and it is a privilege to work with Sylvia Puig, one of Catalunya & Spain’s best winemakers.” Peter McAlindon
“The Sommelier Awards is one of the most respected tasting awards in the UK. It is judged by some of the greatest tasters within these islands. In light of the recent passing of our Dad, this is a very fitting tribute. Kevin’s dream was to produce a great wine from our own Spanish vineyard.” Neal McAlindon
McAlindon Wines, Creu Celta 2016, Priorat, Spain
What the Judges say:
‘Great typicity and intensity, with a leafy character, and sour plum and sour cherry notes.’ Olivier Gasselin, OenoTrade.
‘Complex aromas of garrigue, mint, dark fruit, sticky dates, dark chocolate and coffee, with a rich palate of stewed fruits giving way to dried herbs and spice. Acidity maintains integrity, while the grippy, ripe tannins are integrated. Great to pair with fatty meats and bold flavours.’ Charlie Carter, L’ Atelier Du Vin.
In order to protect our customers and staff at this difficult time, we are postponing all spring events and WSET courses.
We have tried to contact everyone who has booked tickets for these events. If you haven’t heard from us and have tickets for one of our tastings or courses please phone us 028 90508000 or email email@example.com for information.
Currently our shop is open as usual for wine purchases and we can also take orders for delivery. You can order online www.directwineshipments.com or by phoning 02890 508000.
In order to protect our customers and staff at this difficult time, we have taken the decision to postpone next week’s Wine & Cheese Tasting. We will be in touch with anyone who has booked tickets over the next couple of days.
We would like to reassure all our customers that we are following W.H.O. advice and maintaining high hygiene standards.
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The courses are run and administered by the Wine & Spirit Academy, Approved Programme Provider. They are taken by Peter Morris Wilson Nom. Ed., who was shortlisted for the “WSET Educator of the Year 2015”. Peter is passionate about wine & spirit education and it is fanastic that he has received global recognition for all his hard work, coming in the top 8 from over 2000 wine educators worldwide!
Chef Danny Millar has a career spanning across Michelin-starred restaurants in Germany and London, He returned to Belfast in the 1990s, bringing his renowned cooking style to leading restaurants including Shanks, the Narrows in Portaferry and Cayenne in the city centre before leading Balloo House as Head Chef and Director.
Look forward to a wonderful 4 course menu using only the finest of Irish ingredients and paired with wines to compliment each course.