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first_imgEmail Facebook Advertisement REPORTS are flooding in from the most popular wine region in France suggesting that the 2009 harvest could be the best since the early eighties.Decanter report that “extravagant praise for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage is pouring in – while merchants gear up for their annual battle over prices.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “According to figures from Meteo France, September’s 233.49 hours of sunshine was 50 more hours than the 30 year average.“The rainfall was almost half the 30 year average where this exceptionally hot and sunny weather continued into October, with most grapes in the wineries by mid-October, earlier than in 2008”.One producer in Graves said that “2009 has been a textbook good year. Cold winter, damp spring, hot and dry summer and extended warm and sunny harvest. In my 25 years of winemaking, these are the best grapes I have brought in. Better than 2005, 2000, 1989 and 1982.”Producers in Sauternes are saying; “We will have both quantity and quality, like 2005.”Is the world ready for another great Bordeaux vintage? With a lot of the speculative money having dried up in Europe, it is likely that many will find it tough to sell another “vintage of the century” just four years after they last said it.Would you like to taste some of the very best in wine?If so, why not head towards The Old Bake House Restaurant in Bruff on November 11 or 12, where, in conjunction with Fine Wines, they will host not one but due to popular demand, two special nights in celebration of food and wine.For each night, wine selected to accompany a seven course menu will be served and spoken about by Monsieur Edward Leach, export director Europe from the House of Boisset and Fine Wines Burgundy partner.A 2008 Chablis will accompany an excellent game terrine. LJB Brouilly 2007 will be served with a fruit sorbet or blue cheese salad and a thrilling 2006 Gigondas from Domaine des Carbonnieres will go hand in hand with a seared loin of venison.To sample this wonderful menu and excellent wines, make your way to the Bruff based restaurant on either night.An evening of food and wine for just €60 per person will begin at 7.30pm – 061-382797 or 087-2756785 for more details Twitter Printcenter_img Linkedin NewsNews from the wine worldBy admin – November 6, 2009 769 WhatsApp Previous articleLimerick schools called to ‘Xperience Engineering’Next articleSouthil man granted bail following October shooting adminlast_img

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