World Wine Recognition for The Twelve

The Twelve continue their winning streak as Upstairs @ West wins Ireland’s only Wine Spectator Award!

The only restaurant in Ireland to win a Wine Spectator Award for 2014, and for the seventh year in a row, Upstairs @ West has been honoured by Wine Spectator Magazine with yet another award for their comprehensive wine list. The Twelve in Bearna is making a winning habit of blazing trails, picking up praise and amassing awards!   Upstairs @ West at The Twelve Hotel in Bearna are celebrating yet another Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, designed to recognise restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers, from one of the world’s foremost and best-respected authorities on wine, Wine Spectator magazine. 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.

Passionate about both food and wine, the general manager, sommelier and man responsible for West’s terrific wine list, Fergus O’Halloran graduated as Canada’s top Sommelier in 1997 from The International Sommelier Guild of Canada, and is noted for his exceptional food and wine pairings. Working side by side with head chef Martin O’Donnell, Fergus has created a wine list to compliment and accentuate the locally sourced produce seen on menu at West.   “Our wine list in West is all about giving our guests choice and accessibility to a variety of enjoyable wines ,” says Fergus. “As well as picking something to complement their meal, guests are also learning about new grapes and varieties. Our philosophy is to make wine affordable, interesting and informative. We are very proud of all the wine accolades we have won for doing this and will continue to bring the most exciting wines from around the globe to our little boutique hotel here in Bearna.”  

Raise a glass of something cold and bubbly or an oaky glass of Cabernet- whatever you tipple- head to The Twelve and toast yet another Award of Excellence!


Paul Cotter

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