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 http://www.examiner.com/review/dispatches-from-the-fringe-a-wine-goose-chase-serves-a-delightful-vintage
“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 Entertainment.ie http://entertainment.ie/theatre/feature/ABSOLUT-Fringe-2012-A-Wine-Goose-Chase-Off-Book-Productions/211/3208.htm
“I love this idea, it is brilliant and Irish and sexy.” Elaine Walsh “The Cookbook Club” www.thecookbookclub.com
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 http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/travel/2012/0908/1224323667475.html
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) http://www.leinsterleader.ie/lifestyle/entertainment/new-play-from-kildare-woman-chases-the-wine-geese-1-4135208
Online media coverage
Journal.ie: article about the wine geese and the show “A Wine Goose Chase” http://www.thejournal.ie/wine-goose-chase/news/
WorldIrish: audio interview with Susan about the show http://soundcloud.com/darraghdoyle/a-wine-goose-chase
Sourgrapes wine blog: written Interview with Susan about the show http://www.sourgrapes.ie/2012/07/25/a-wine-goose-chase/
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”