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The Hot Press Newsdesk, 17 Jul 2012
If ever there was an Irish foodie visionary it’s David Llewellyn – we’ve checked the spelling twice – a UCD graduate who started growing apples in 1999. A range of quality ciders and vinegars quickly followed with David making his retail bow at the then covered Meeting House Square Market in Temple Bar where he’s still a regular. Things got really interesting in 2002 when he planted his own vineyard, which now produces a Cabernet/Merlot, Cuvee Number 1, Rondo and Sauvignon Blanc. Yields vary with some vintages running to just 80 bottles, others topping the 200 mark.
A man who doesn’t mind sharing the tricks of his trade, David is running cider-making courses in the autumn which should be applied for now, and if you fancy turning winemaker yourself has vines for sale that are hardy/stupid enough to put up with our weather. We’ll let you know when the Tasty Tuesday Trebbiano is ready to roll. http://www.llewellynsorchard.ie
TASTY TUESDAY’S TOP 10
1. Ruby red sweet gooseberries. Yet to appear in Ireland – unless you know otherwise! – but the height of fruity fashionability in South East England.
2. Other things over there that we want over here – Jeremiah Weed 4% ABV Root Brew, Tangy Apple Crisps, Jamaican Jerk Chicken Patties, Taste #5 Unami Paste and food trucks like London’s Dogfather Diner Hot Dogs. Gaps in the market just waiting to be filled by canny importers.
3. Teams of five are invited to take part in the Culinary Quiz 2012, which takes place on July 24 in Dublin’s Sugar Club. It’s €50 per team with proceeds going to the Gardens for Africa initiative. http://slowfooddublin.ticketbud.com/culinary-quiz-2012