2009 Award Winners WINE AWARD OF THE YEAR 2009

The Twelve

For the last couple of years establishments recommended by the Guide have been invited to submit wine lists for competition and there has been a great response, ranging from the very grand to relatively simple lists;  many of them are very interesting - including some short very but carefully chosen lists that match menus in smaller restaurants particularly well. In future we plan to expand the Wine Award to allow for different categories, but at the moment there is one overall award.

The twenty three pages  of the winning list outline in detail, and with commentary, a range of wines and beverages across a wide spectrum, subjected to monthly monitoring.

A trademark is wine with or without skins by the glass and bottle, red and white, old and new world, with informative tasting notes. Many areas and grape varieties are represented throughout the list and trouble has been taken to collect some rarities, such as white Chateauneuf du Pape and a Sicilian white, from the Fiano grape, called Planeta.

And, as a wine expert taxed with advising on the final selection said of the Fergus O’Halloran’s list for The Twelve: “this wine list has all the hallmarks of dedicated selection by a wine-loving hotelier”.

The Twelve Hotel - Barna County Galway Ireland
43 votes

The Twelve Hotel

Galway City, Co. Galway
Baking/Bakery / Bar / Hotel / Restaurant
For Cooking & Service Well Above Average Denotes genuine Irish food culture, ie special Irish food products/companies/producers, and highlights the best places to shop for regional and artisan foods; the selection excludes obvious 'non-Irish' elements regardless of quality, eg ethnic restaurants and specialists in coffee, wine and other drinks, unless relevant to local production or history. Eat & Stay establishments are chosen for their commitment to showcasing local produce and Irish hospitality. Highly Recommended as a Special Place to Stay Previous Georgina Campbell Guides Award Winner The "Best of the Best" - Only the very best establishments across various categories have been chosen for this accolade
Despite recent development at this seaside village, Barna has retained some of its old charm around the harbour area – and its location, handy to both Connemara and Galway City, is a huge attraction. And so is this unique hotel which, although on ...

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