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Month: September 2016

New Gadget "The Wand" Claims To Remove the Elements in Wine that Cause Hangovers

New Gadget “The Wand” Claims To Remove the Elements in Wine that Cause Hangovers

Some wine lovers shy away from certain styles of wine because there’s a belief that these might be more likely to cause them hangovers. Of course, if you drink enough of any alcoholic beverage that will be an unavoidable outcome, but certain compounds in mass produced wines are though to accelerate or strengthen that result. PureWine, …

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Irish Distillers Launches Redbreast Lustau Edition

Irish Distillers Launches Redbreast Sherry Finish Lustau Edition

Redbreast has introduced a new, permanent expression to its decorated Single Pot Still Irish Whiskey family; Redbreast Lustau Edition. It’s finished for one year in hand selected, first-fill Sherry butts that are seasoned with Oloroso sherry from the prestigious Bodegas Lustau in Jerez, Spain. The release celebrates the iconic Sherry influence found throughout the Redbreast …

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Institute of Technology Carlow Launches Ireland's First BSc. (Hons) in Brewing & Distilling

Institute of Technology Carlow Launches Ireland’s First BSc. (Hons) in Brewing & Distilling

Last Thursday 28th of September, the Institute of Technology Carlow launched the country’s first Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree programme in Brewing & Distilling. It’s the first of its kind on the island of Ireland and the result of two years of research and development by Institute of Technology Carlow that has included consultation with industry, …

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Roz Purcell Joined Lindt Master Chocolatier Stefan Bruderer for Chocolate Inspired Photoshoot

Roz Purcell Joined Lindt Master Chocolatier Stefan Bruderer for Chocolate Inspired Photoshoot

Yesterday 29th of September, Lindt Master Chocolatier Stefan Bruderer lead Lindt Excellence Masterclass, at the recently opened Medley on Fleet Street East, Dublin 2. Stefan flew into Dublin from Switzerland for one night only for this masterclass, which included a wine and whiskey pairing session. Irish food writers and social media personalities enjoyed the evening, including top …

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Falling in Love with Lough Erne at Pop-Up Dinner in Enniskillen Castle

Anyone who loves food – and Irish food in particular – will know that 2016 has been designated as Northern Ireland’s Year of Food & Drink. Over the course of the past few months there have been many exciting events promoting the North’s vibrant food scene. This initiative has successfully shown that Northern Ireland has …

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Hamper & Co Hamper

Luxury Irish Hampers Company Hampers & Co Collaborates with Irish Producers for New Christmas Collection

Luxury Irish hamper company Hampers & Co have collaborated with leading Irish culinary producers for their 2016 Christmas collection of gift hampers. Reflecting the very best in award winning Irish artisan produce, the collection is culmination of careful curation of the finest products from Ireland’s most renowned small producers, resulting in an eclectic collection with …

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Pietro Nolita

New York’s New All Pink Restaurant will Tickle You Pink

This week the restaurant of a fashion blogger’s Instagram dreams opened. Pietro Nolita is an all pink themed restaurant that serves ‘healthy Italian cuisine’, located on Elizabeth Street, New York city. Every inch of the tiny Pietro Nolita, named after owner Pietro Quaglia who co-owns the eatery with Mina Soliman, is decked out in a …

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3 Course Dinner with World Renowned Spanish Winemaker at BANG Restaurant, 7th October for €79.95pp

Warm up your cockles on these chilly autumn nights, and book a table at this exclusive winemaker dinner event. Bang Restaurant and Wines Direct are delighted to welcome Catalina Madra of Bodegas Elias Mora to Dublin for a special three-course food and wine pairing extravaganza, at 7.30pm on October 7th. Wines Direct have been the …

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First Draft Coffee. Photp by Dublin Drinks Coffee for TheTaste

Drafting a Great Coffee Story – First Draft Coffee Review

My adventure with First Draft Coffee started last year during the Dublin Coffee and Tea Festival. It was possible thanks to the late Rashel Winn, a wonderful young barista who introduced me to Ger O’Donohoe. Ger had launched SCAE-certified courses and workshops for coffee newbies and pros alike. In July, the gang took over the …

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Herbel Crest

Dublin’s King of Kefir – The Herbel Crest Story

The Chocolate Factory, in Dubiln’s North inner city, was once just that; producing confectionary classics like Toblerone and Mint Crisp. While Dublin’s first concrete building may have lacked the whimsical eccentricity of Willy Wonka’s domain, and no golden ticket was needed to visit, today, now home to a community of creatives, there is something quite …

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Lady Helen Mount Juliet

Mount Juliet Estate wins Overall Supreme Winner Accolade at the 2016 Keelings Gold Medal Awards

Mount Juliet Estate, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny, was awarded three top industry awards at the prestigious Keelings Gold Medal Awards ceremony hosted in Lyrath Estate Hotel, Co. Kilkenny on Tuesday 27th September. On the evening, Mount Juliet Estate claimed Ireland’s Fine Dining Restaurant of the Year for the Lady Helen restaurant, Ireland’s Best 4 Star Hotel …

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Audrey Doré, from El Celler de Can Roca: "There's no Such Thing as a Good Sommelier without Passion"

Audrey Doré, from El Celler de Can Roca: “There’s no Such Thing as a Good Sommelier without Passion”

Audrey Doré began working as Sommelier at El Celler de Can Roca in January this year. The Spanish restaurant, number 2 in the famous World’s 50 Best ranking by Restaurant Magazine wasn’t her first experience with the Roca brothers, as her previous role as Head Sommelier at Roca Moo in Barcelona prepared her to take the step …

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InterContinental Dublin’s Five Star Spook-Tacular Halloween Break

Wave a magic wand and whisk your family away for a luxury Halloween Break full of Five Star surprises at the InterContinental Dublin with a ‘spooktacular’ Two Night Stay, from €590, per Family (based on *2 adults/2 children, Under 12 years). Certain to be the main attraction of the Package, InterContinental Dublin has teamed up …

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Harvey Norman Debuts the KitchenAid Mini Stand Mixer

Launching exclusively in Ireland at Harvey Norman, the new KitchenAid Artisan Mini Stand Mixer is for a new generation of passionate bakers challenged with limited space and ‘smaller batch’ lifestyles. For the first time since the introduction of the original Tilt-Head Stand Mixer by Egmont Arens in 1936, KitchenAid is launching a mini version of …

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Interview Dimitri Mesnard, Master Sommelier and International Brand Ambassador for Jackson Family Wines

Dimitri Mesnard, Master Sommelier and Brand Ambassador for Jackson Family Wines

Sommeliers are a specialist band of professionals who are highly regarded internationally and especially in wine producing countries. They can affect the profitability of a restaurant by their skillful and informed choice of which wines to buy, knowing the emerging stars before their prices also hits the sky and being up-to-date with tastes and trends. …

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