The Wine Spectator Award goes to West

Tuesday, 25 July 2023
West Champagne

The Twelve Hotel in Barna, Galway has scooped yet another award, winning the Award of Excellence for one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world from Wine Spectator for the 12TH year no less!

The Wine Spectator Awards recognise restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine, and appeal to a wide range ofwine lovers.

Known as one of Ireland's bestwine hotels, Fergus O' Halloran, Sommelier and General Manager has created awine list that is both enlightening and entertaining. As one of the firs trestaurants in Ireland to introduce the Coravin system, every wine on the listis available to you to taste by the glass.

The quirky and unique Bearna bolthole has evolved its wine listover time to reflect the ever-changing tastes of new and returning customers alike - ensuring there is something for everyone for every occasion.

Speaking after the announcement, Fergus said he was delighted to be recognised by Wine Spectator as wine is at the heart and soul of The Twelve offeringguests an incredible selection to choose from. “To be awarded one of the most outstanding wine lists in the world is so important to me as wine is truly my passion and so much work goes into creating something special for all of our guests. I’m so happy to see that the hours of hard work and dedication that goes into selecting the wines from the many regions I have explored chosen to compliment the dishes created in the kitchen are appreciated. I’m very proud of what we offer all guests at the hotel every day.”

Whether choosing a class to enjoy in the bustle of The Pins Bar or selecting pairings to suit the sophisticated food on the menu at West, Fergusor any member of the knowledgeable staff are always on hand to talk guests through the many options available.