Winemaker Federico Cerelli

If you told me 12 months ago that I’d be launching a former Antinori winemaker to Irish wine drinkers in my slippers, I’d have thought you were mad. On several fronts.

But here we are. Federico Cerelli, who made Tignanello and Solaia — two of Italy’s most famous wines —…

Winemaker Mauricio Lorca in Mendoza

Take some of the most exciting (and expensive) wine regions new to the scene in the last 20 years — Ribera del Duero, Bierzo, Mendoza… they all have one thing in common. Altitude.

And there’s one priceless ingredient that turns the best of these wines from sharp to sublime.


When I launched WineSpark two weeks ago, I had no idea what to expect.

Ben Darnault’s Mas Calamiac, made exclusively for WineSpark

The one thing I did know was that I’d pulled together a set of sensational wines, from 10 years of contacts in the wine industry, that I knew people would love.

However I was worried about three big things:

  • The wine list was looking a bit small
  • Next-day delivery would…

Photo by Al Higgins

I’m Eamon, and I’m on a mission to share the world’s greatest wines with Irish wine drinkers. This is why.

But first — you might be wondering who I am, and what on earth qualifies me to say such a thing.

For 10 years… I had the best job in…

Eamon FitzGerald

Founder of WineSpark. Making the world’s best wines accessible and affordable to Irish wine drinkers

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