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Mar 23, 2020

There is no doubt that many island wineries will find it hard to 'tough it out' this year. Many depend on a tourist market to drink their wines. There are no tourists. Other's are totally dependent on export markets that have, for the time being, ceased to trade. And yet their grapes continue to grow, their vineyards continue to need maintenance and their families need to be looked after. Tough times.

Recently the WinePod recorded a fascinating interview with Jose Gonzalez, owner and winemaker at Can Xanet in Majorca.  We wish him, and his colleagues across the island, well.

In this podcast we learn new grapes, old ideas, new innovation and a willingness to face adversity. This is what Islanders have always had to do. Hopefully their current difficulties will not leave scars when the good times return.

The Can Xanet Wines are distributed across Ireland by Tindal Wine Merchants.

------------------------------------------------------------------------While all restaurants in Ireland are closed right now they WILL open again. We all hope that this is soon. We should remember that many of these, including the wonderful Monty's of Kathmandu, are family businesses. They are often small and brilliant and when they do reopen they will need our support more than ever. Keep Safe and Keep well. 

Kevin Ecock's WinePod is brought to us with the assistance of the Santa Rita Wine Room at Monty's of Kathmandu - an excellent place to host your next event or celebration.

Contact Shiva at 01 -6704911 or HERE at the Santa Rita Wine Room web page.