The Wine List
Selection of our apertifs
The list of our house wines
A question that comes up often is this: what is the difference between “Sparkling Wine” and “Champagne”? We have the easy and short answer for you, but also a longer education on the winemaking process and different styles of sparkling wine.
The easy and short answer: A sparkling wine should only be called Champagne if it comes from the region of Champagne, France.
In other words, all Champagne is sparkling wine, but not all sparkling wine is Champagne
A deeper Sparkling Wine education: Sparkling wine is made by taking the simple formula for fermentation (sugar + yeast = alcohol and CO2), and not allowing the resulting gas to escape. When you ferment wine in a closed or sealed environment, the CO2 returns into the wine, only to be released in the form of tiny bubbles after opening.
With our extensive range of Italian Red, White, Sparkling and Rose Wines it is sure to leave your palate a very happy place. Plus now you can enjoy some of the VERY BEST Italian Wines in the World here in Dublin BY THE GLASS!
French wine has a hisory tracing back to the 6th century BC and they are one of the worlds largest producers of wine. With this in mind we wanted to bring
THE VERY BEST FRENCH WINES available in Ireland
to you to drink by the Glass and not be stuck buying highly priced bottles. From our Louis Latour Meursault Cru and the Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauliac Grand Cru 2009 to the Best Champagne Dom Perignon 2004 (one of their best years in recent times).
In Spain, winemakers often use the Spanish word elaborar (to elaborate) rather than fabricar (to produce/make) when describing the Spanish winemaking philosophy. This relates to the view that the winemaker acts as more of a nurturer of the grapes and wine rather than as a producer. (taken from Wikipedia)
The vineyards along Portugal’s windy Atlantic coast (the ones that make light, fresh, fruity whites) also make some of their reds in a similar light, tangy style, with alcohol typically nowadays around 11%.
Nearly three-quarters the size of France, California accounts for nearly 90 percent of American wine production. The production in California alone is one third larger than that of Australia. If California were a separate country, it would be the world's fourth-largest wine producer.
The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world. Argentine wine, as with some aspects of Argentine cuisine, has its roots in Spain. During the Spanish colonization , vine cuttings were brought to Santiago del Estero in 1557, and the cultivation of the grape and wine production stretched first to neighboring regions, and then to other parts of the country.
In November 2010, the Argentine government declared wine as Argentina's national liquor.
With its enormously long coastline occupying a 2,610 mile tract of South America's western seaboard, Chile has a terrific diversity of climate and geography. With the Atacama desert to the north and the desolate ice-fields of Patagonia to the south, the scope for winemaking is confined to a small central belt of the country with a more moderate climate.
South African wine has a history dating back to 1659 with Constantia, a vineyard near Cape Town, being considered one of the greatest wines in the world. Access to international markets has unleashed a burst of new energy and new investment. Production is concentrated around Cape Town, with major vineyard and production centres at Paarl, Stellenbosh and Worcester.
Our wine from New Zealand
This “down under” continent is located in the Southern Hemisphere, west of South America and east of Africa. Because of its geographic location, harvest takes place in Australia six months before the harvest in the Northern Hemisphere.
American Wines in La Caverna Restaurant and Wine Bar