Here you will find what other people have said about the show and where “A Wine Goose Chase” has been mentioned in the media. Please feel free to add you own comments on the show and I’ll post them here.
“This is a near 5 star experience” Eithne Shortall The Sunday Times

“The history, decanted along with increasingly potent tastings, is fascinating”
Peter Crawley The Irish Times ****
“A Wine Goose Chase addresses the character-absorbing solvents of alcohol without fretting over the one that’s one too many.” Peter Crawley The Irish Times ****

37 Dawson Street ****

From JM Synge’s loosened tongues to Tom Murphy’s miserable tipplers, the Irish stage has rarely had an easy relationship with drink. Refreshingly, Susan Boyle’s performance, a brisk history-lesson- cum-wine-tasting, is breezily enthusiastic about 2,000 years of Irish wine appreciation. Boyle can be sensual and coy, the kind of oenophile who detects notes of wet wool in a Riesling, overtones of forest fire in a claret, and any opportunity for a gag in its finish.

The history, decanted along with increasingly potent tastings, is fascinating then fuzzy; from international supply lines forged by early Christian monks (an elegant Riesling) to the great-craic- altogether-sounding 18th century “Wine Geese” families who influenced Bordeaux’s production (a ripe and earthy Pinot Noir), then something about this Irish guy in Mexico (Réserve Médoc, yum . . . ), and – hey! – the Fringe is 18! Let’s sing and have a brandy! “There is wine in our blood,” argues Boyle – convincingly – although, seemingly quaffing throughout, she might have played more with the subversive implications.

Please enjoy it sensibly.

– Peter Crawley
“A delightful hour of wine tasting and history.”  Chris O’Rourke The Examiner

“At the heart of this show is something a lot less exclusive than the love of fine wines: it’s the power of personal passion that can transform the remotest of subjects into a really enjoyable evening’s entertainment”   Sinead Finegan

“I love this idea, it is brilliant and Irish and sexy.” Elaine Walsh “The Cookbook Club”

The Leinster Leader:

General interest:

Susan was featured in the True Character column of the Irish Times magazine 20.10.2012

A Wine Goose Chase in the media

Advance media coverage:



Metro Herald: Article about “A Wine Goose Chase” and image

Sunday Business Post: Agenda magazine photo and show information 02.09.12

Irish Times: Mention as part of Manchán Mcgan’s Manchán’s world column

and a mention in the things to see this week section in the Irish Times Saturday Magazine. (08.09.12)

Leinster Leader: Interview with Susan about “A Wine Goose Chase” (07.08.2012)

Online media coverage article about the wine geese and the show “A Wine Goose Chase”

WorldIrish: audio interview with Susan about the show

Sourgrapes wine blog: written Interview with Susan about the show


RTE Radio 1: Arena: excerpt from the play

Phantom FM: Alison Curtis show, live in studio interview with Susan

Newstalk: Sean Moncrieff Show: mention of the show as part of the Movies and Booze segment

KFM: Artifacts: interview with Susan about “A Wine Goose Chase”


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