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Gold Magnums of Prosecco Very Popular at Ollie’s Club

Ollie’s Nightclub in the prestigious 5 star Merchant Hotel in Belfast are now offering a VIP package that includes a fabulous 1.5 Litre Golden Magnum of Dogarina Prosecco that will deliver 10 glasses of this high quality Prosecco DOC Treviso Extra Dry.


10th Anniversary at Zen

Celebrated with two spectacular red carpet events, the 10th Anniversary of the fabulous ZEN Restaurant in Belfast was the party of the year so far.


GreatVine Prosecco at The Merchant Hotel

The Merchant of Venice

Marco Marro, Head of Food and Beverage at The Merchant Hotel in Belfast welcomes Dogarina Prosecco supplied by Thomas Soliman of GreatVine (or as some call him ‘The Merchant of Venice’) as the new house Prosecco for his prestigious Hotel.


In the Trade Press

In the Trade Press

We’re delighted with the positive coverage of GreatVine in this month’s hospitality trade magazines.


The Wines of Northern Italy

The Wines of Northern Italy

Here at GreatVine we have a passion for Italian wines both North and South, but our heart lies very much with Northern Italian wines. Like sommeliers of good quality wine education content, we have uncovered this extremely informative and comprehensive Podcast, which is an expert video tour of the key wine varietals of Northern Italy.  From Prosecco in the Veneto region to the more complex and yeasty Franciacorta west of the Veneto, to Valpolicella and Amarone wines. You will discover a lot about Northern Italian wines that you didn’t previously know in this video.

Credit to LCBO for the video. LCBO is an Ontario government enterprise and one of the world’s largest buyers and retailers of beverage alcohol. Through more than 634 retail stores and catalogues, it offers nearly 18,000 products annually to consumers and licensed establishments.


Crispy Duck Canapes at Zen

Tasting the Food Pairing Menu for Our Wine Tasting at Zen

We were invited into Zen restaurant tonight by Eddie Fung to taste the new range of Asian tapas that was specifically developed for our upcoming wine tasting event on Monday 9th September. I was expecting it to be good as the food at Zen is always good, but I really wasn’t prepared for the fantasy of food that was presented to us dish after dish all evening.


Thomas with Eddie Fung at Zen

Launching Anniversary Gold Magnums of Prosecco With Eddie Fung at Zen

The first pallets of our fabulous Gold 1.5 Litre Magnums of Dogarina DOC Prosecco Extra Dry arrived at Zen this week featuring personalised Zen labels to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Adelaide Street restaurant.


Italian Wine Tasting Event at Zen Belfast

Wine Tasting Mon 9th September at Zen

Veronica Vecchiato from Dogarina Winery in the Veneto region of Italy will conduct a professional Degustazione for Irish restaurant owners and hoteliers

We are delighted to announce that Veronica Vecchiato of the Veneto based Dogarina winery will be flying into Belfast to conduct a professional wine tasting with food and wine pairing at lunchtime (1p.m.) on Monday 9th September 2013. The event will be hosted upstairs in Zen, Adelaide Street, Belfast.


About GreatVine & Thomas Soliman

GreatVine was formed to re-educate the market in Ireland and the first step in doing that, is to import the finest selection of Prosecco and the various varieties of it from the best of the high quality and Artisan producers that we know intimately and work with in the Veneto Region of Italy.

Thomas M.Soliman

Thomas is the founder of GreatVine wine import agency, with a 37 year International career in the hospitality industry from the Middle East to Europe. having moved to live in Northern Ireland after 20 years working in the hospitality industry in Venice, Italy.  In 5 star hotels on the Grand Canal, he was famous for making the best Bellini cocktails in the city and was featured in Italy’s leading Hospitality publication ‘HD Magazine’ for his Bellini and Rossini cocktails where they also referred to him as a ‘Grande Professiontista’ – meaning a great professional.


  • Dogarina Prosecco DOC Extra Dry Millesimato
  • Cartizze Prosecco Production Zone Map
  • DOC and DOCG Prosecco Map
  • Prosecco Production Zone Map
  • Premium Quality Prosecco Montagner

Selecting Quality Prosecco

Dry, Extra Dry, Brut, DOC, DOCG or Cartizze?
Never Draught Prosecco = Fake Prosecco!

In general, ladies tend to prefer the ‘Extra Dry’ style of Prosecco finding the ‘Brut’ a little too dry and the ‘Dry’ a little too sweet.  The fizz in lower quality bottles of Prosecco can disappear from the glass very quickly and the Prosecco can taste quite flat. Good Prosecco should have a fine ‘Perlage’ which refers to the thousands of small bubbles. The smaller the bubbles the better. It should be a straw almost clear colour with a greenish tinge hinting at the youth of the wine,  intensely aromatic and crisp in flavour, with aromatic fruity notes of apple, pear and white flowers such as accacia. You should be getting a long lingering flavour of the freshness and fruitiness of the grapes after you sip.


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