The Twelve Wins in Wine AGAIN

A neat half dozen for The Twelve!

From silent disco wine tastings to jazz-accompanied wine dinners, pop up restaurants at music festivals,hand-picked and personally imported Italian boutique wines to the most enthusiastic red-headed sommelier in the country, wine isn’t just for drinking at The Twelve – it’s an all-consuming passion! Essential, exciting and eclectic, the approach to wine at The Twelve has just been awarded another prestigious Wine Spectator Award of Excellence – the only hotel in the country to be awarded one this year – making it a neat half dozen of these gongs the wine list atUpstairs@West has gathered. Now that’s a Gathering worth talking about!Passionate about both food and wine, the general manager, sommelier and man responsible for all The Twelve’s terrific wine lists, Fergus O’Halloran graduated as Canada’s top Sommelier in 1997 from The International Sommelier Guild of Canada, and has brought together one of the most interesting, appealing and user-friendly wine collections in Ireland.Testing and rating wines and restaurant wine lists all over the world for over thirty years, Wine Spectator’s Restaurant Wine List Awards honours the world’s very best wine lists, and The Twelve’s record in achieving an Award of Excellence every year since 2008 is deeply impressive.“We’re halfway to reaching our own name inWine Spectator Awards of Excellence at The Twelve,” says Fergus O’Halloran,“with 6 under our belt so far, there’s just 6 more to go! It’s great to get recognition for the wine list at Upstairs@West,but I’m just as happy with the feedback we get from wine lovers and wine newbies alike when they find something that they love to drink from our carefully chosen wine lists at The Twelve.”

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