2012 Award Winners WINE AWARD OF THE YEAR 2012
No.1 Pery Square Hotel & Spa - Limerick City
This is the only category of our awards for which we invite applications – interested establishments are asked to submit their wine lists for consideration, and they are then judged together with other aspects of the wine experience.
In relation to this year’s award, both the restaurant wine list and the wine service during dinner impressed during this establishment’s annual assessment visit - and it is obvious that there is a particular focus on interesting customers in wine that goes well beyond the usual restaurant experience.
There’s an attractive little wine shop in the hotel, for example, where the wines sold include carefully sourced bottles from small independent winemakers, and there’s a range of wine hampers etc for gifts. Diners can buy wine here for their meal in the restaurant (corkage €10, champagne €15), and the shop is also used for private dining, wine tasting evenings and wine classes.
Importantly, all of this relates well to the overall offering of the hotel and restaurant, and the head chef is closely involved with the wine experience as well as the (excellent) food.
Prices are reasonable and every aspect of the wine experience here encourages customers to be more adventurous in their choices - all round No. 1 Pery Square Hotel is a great asset to the city and a rewarding place for any wine lover to stay or dine.
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