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October 2016

Savour Kilkenny

Savour Kilkenny’s Children’s Programme is Jam Packed with Events for all the Family to Enjoy

Savour Kilkenny, the South East’s premier festival of food is taking place this October bank holiday weekend (28th -31st Oct) and has a jam packed schedule with something for kids of all ages. Savour Kilkenny, which is this year celebrating its 10th Anniversary, has always strived to ensure the festival was an occasion that all […]

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Guinness Rye Pale Ale

Guinness Rye Pale Ale Crosses the Open Gate and Is Now Widely Available in Retail

Guinness Rye Pale was one of the first experimental beers to go on tap at The Open Gate Brewery. The experimental brewery, which opened in November 2015 at St. James’s Gate, saw the beer become a favourite and after almost a year, Guinness Rye Pale Ale will now be produced on a larger scale, in off-licences and

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Vintners' Federation of Ireland Welcomes Scottish Ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing

Vintners’ Federation of Ireland Welcomes Scottish Ruling on Minimum Unit Pricing

The decision by Scotland’s Court of Session to grant approval to the Scottish Government to introduce a minimum unit price for alcohol was welcomed by the Vintners’ Federation of Ireland (VFI). The organisation hopes that this decision motivates the Irish Government to introduce the same measure here along with others outlined in the Public Health (Alcohol)

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Top Picks: Eight Fantastic Finds in the Wine Aisle of Mars & Spencer

Top Picks: Eight Fantastic Finds in the Wine Aisle of Marks & Spencer

Ever found yourself standing in an aisle between walls of wine and asking yourself: “Which are the really good ones?” At a Marks & Spencer Autumn Wine Tasting in Dublin recently, we did the research and tasted 104 wines for you.  Here are eight stand-out favourites from Marks & Spencer right now: Chilean White Chardonnay Viognier

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The Inside Track: Emirates Cabin Crew Members Share their Favourite Things to Taste and Enjoy in Dubai

The Inside Track: Emirates Cabin Crew Members Share their Favourite Things to Taste and Enjoy in Dubai

TheTaste.ie had an opportunity recently to meet Emirates Cabin Crew members Zoe Murphy and Aoife Roche who were in Dublin, having flown in from Dubai. The two shared some insights about Dubai’s vibrant food scene, giving us the inside track. With a warm smile and a friendly handshake, they introduced themselves: Zoe, who’s originally from

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Top Picks: Six Great Irish Craft Beers you Can Find in Aldi

Irish craft beers and brewers are on a journey of self-discovery and adventurous experimentation, inspired by craft brewing styles and trends in Europe and America. They have an enthusiastic audience with Ireland being the fourth largest consumer of beer in the word, per capita. There has never been so much choice and diverse offerings in the Irish market

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Dunnes Stores Simply Better All Butter Sticky Toffee Pudding

The Proof is in the Sticky Toffee Pudding – The ‘What’s for Pudding?’ Story

“The most important question at dinner was always, “what’s for pudding?”,” says Rory Flaherty, when quizzed on the inspiration behind the name of his family business; set up by himself and his mother, Catriona, in 2014. Catriona’s mother, Molly O’Dea, hailed from Belfast, and in the O’Dea household dessert was always known as pudding. When

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Gold Medals for Jameson at this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards

Jameson Wins Gold at this year’s Irish Whiskey Awards

Jameson took home a number of gold medals at last night’s Irish Whiskey Awards. Jameson Black Barrel and Jameson Crested earned 2 gold medals in the Irish Blended Whiskey (less than €60) category and Jameson The Distillers Safe and Jameson The Blender’s Dog won gold medals in the Irish Blended Whiskey (€60 or more) category. Teeling Small Batch

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croissants

Croissant Fans Rejoice as M&S Launches the Latest Bakery Hybrid: the ‘Croloaf’

Only weeks ago, with the launch of Dominque Ansel’s first UK store we we’re getting excited that the real ‘Cronut’ had come one step closer to us. Now M&S have given Ansel a run for his money and us, here in Ireland, something to get actually excited about. This week M&S brings us its latest

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Ireland's Best Bartenders will Compete to Represent Ireland at Diplomatico Rum World Tournament in Venezuela

Ireland’s Best Bartenders will Compete to Represent Ireland at Diplomatico Rum World Tournament in Venezuela

Eleven of the best bartenders in Ireland will compete next Monday 24th of October for a place in the international semi-finals of the Diplomatico Rum World Tournament, which will be held in Venezuela in April 2017. Contenders and personalities from the Irish drinks industry will meet at The Sidecar in Dublin’s luxury hotel, The Westbury on the date.

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Chef Travis Kamiyama from Royal Caribbean's Izumi: "Guests Should Feel your Passion in their Food"

Chef Travis Kamiyama from Royal Caribbean’s Izumi: “Guests Should Feel your Passion in their Food”

Travis Kamiyama’s philosophy is simple: “to leave a legacy, to empower others and to make the ordinary into extraordinary.” The chef and consultant, who helped develop the iconic Izumi Asian restaurant for Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas and Allure of the Seas is a determined kitchen captain that leads by example. “It’s important to me

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A Taste of Japan's Cuisine and Sake Arrives to West Cork on the 10th of November

A Taste of Japan’s Cuisine and Sake Arrives to West Cork on the 10th of November

Kate Ryan is bringing a taste of Japan’s cuisine and sake to West Cork with a special Japanese cookery demonstration by Fiona Uyema, author of the “Japanese Food Made Easy” cookbook. Attendees will also enjoy a tasting with one of Ireland’s leading experts in Sake, Joe Moore. Fiona has been blogging about Japanese food for many years, sharing her fascinating

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IceWater Has Been Selected as a Finalist in the Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2016

IceWater Has Been Selected as a Finalist in the Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2016

The Council of the Fingal Dublin Chamber has shortlisted IceWater Ireland as a finalist in the Fingal Business Excellence & CSR Awards 2016 for the category of Best Start-Up/New Business Excellence Award. This year the competition has received the largest amount of entries in its 14 years of existence, with over 250 companies across Ireland across all

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Davy Mac's Bar in Waterford Wins Cocktail Award with Gunpowder Gin Drink

Davy Mac’s Bar in Waterford Wins Cocktail Award with Gunpowder Gin Drink

Davy Mac’s Bar in Waterford has been recognised for having Ireland’s favourite Irish cocktail: the Apple Market, featuring Drumshanbo Gunpowder Irish gin as the base spirit. The accolade was given after last week’s National Cocktail Festival, run by Great Irish Beverages, with over 90 venues across the island of Ireland participating. All venues created a signature Irish Cocktail

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Craft Beer

Savour Kilkenny & O’Hara’s Welcome Expanded Craft Brewers & Distillers Pavilion to Savour Kilkenny 2016

Savour Kilkenny, the South East’s premier Festival of Food, is delighted to announce an expanded Craft Brewers & Distillers Pavilion at this years’ festival. Savour Kilkenny, which is this year celebrating its 10th anniversary has always had a strong focus on craft beer and brewing, but this year, along with O’Hara’s (Carlow Brewing Company) has

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Comedian Jason Byrne’s Kilkenny Book Launch to Open Savour Kilkenny 2016

Savour Kilkenny will welcome one of Ireland’s best loved comedians; Jason Byrne to open the festival of food with his local book launch at a fun event entitled ‘Cocktails & Comedy’ at The Set Theatre on Tuesday 25th of October. As part of the collaboration between Savour Kilkenny and Gill Books, Jason Byrne will entertain

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Glenlo Abbey Presents a Week of Afternoon Tea Wonders

Following the success of it’s inaugural Afternoon Tea of Wonders, Galway’s five-star Glenlo Abbey Hotel & Golf Course is pleased to announce that this year’s week of unique Afternoon Tea delights will take place from Saturday October 29th to Friday November 4th. Glenlo Abbey Hotel will marry a different theme daily with wondrous and mouth-watering

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