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Month: January 2017

Diageo Announces Plans to Launch New Premium Blended Irish Whiskey, Roe & Co

Diageo announced today plans to launch a new premium blended Irish whiskey, named Roe & Co. Already the world’s largest producer of spirits and a major producer of beer, the move will be Diageo’s first move into the premium whiskey category. In line with the news, the company revealed plans for investment in a new …

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Refreshing Summer Wines

Break Out the Bubbles – First Ever Prosecco Festival Comes to London

If the thought of trudging through muddy fields and chugging warm cans of cider isn’t quite your idea of a fun festival experience, you will be delighted to hear that London’s first ever Prosecco Festival is planned for this summer. Prosecco Springs will bring a taste of North East Italy to East London from May …

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Three Californian Wines Inspired by La La Land to Make you Sing and Dance

Musical comedy-drama La La Land has won the hearts of movie goers and specialized media (it even earned 14 Oscar nominations including Best Picture). Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling tap dance, jazz and sing their way through a colourful, charmingly nostalgic and moving love story with plenty of nods to Hollywood’s classic musicals from decades past. …

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The Merrion Welcomes Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley's iconic fashion afternoon tea

The Merrion Welcomes Prêt-à-Portea, The Berkeley’s iconic fashion afternoon tea

The Merrion, Dublin’s most stylish hotel, welcomed legendary fashion afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea from The Berkeley in Knightsbridge yesterday, January 26th. Prêt-à-Portea was created in 2006 and it’s still to this date the ultimate fashionista’s afternoon tea experience in London, inspired in the world best designers and top trends. On its 10th anniversary and for one week only, Prêt-à-Portea will be enjoyed …

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Night at the Castle at Castle Townshend

Feast Like a King at a Unique ‘Night at the Castle’ Event in West Cork

The website devoted to West Cork food, Flavour.ie is kicking off their 2017 event schedule with a touch of sheer luxury and indulgence to herald the start of Spring. Teaming up with renowned and multi-award winning chef Caitlin Ruth, of Deasy’s Restaurant in Ring, and taking over the majestic 17th century Castle Townshend, Flavour.ie will whisk …

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Burren Food Festival 2017 to Celebrate the Best of Irish Gin and Cheese

A celebration of Ireland’s best gin and cheese will be one of the highlights of the Burren Slow Food Festival 2017, which will take place in County Clare this May. The 11th annual Burren Slow Food Festival, organised by Slow Food Clare will bring together food producers, chefs and writers for a weekend of talks, …

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Vincent Julienas La Conseillere 2014 – O’Briens Wine of the Week

There’s camping and there’s glamping. There’s Beaujolais and there’s Beaujolais Cru. While you might not be a fan of a rustic and purposely unsophisticated escape no matter how beautiful the landscape; dissing all outdoors overnight stays because of a distressing excursion that only served to remind you how much of an urban creature you are, it’s …

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Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards Winners for 2017 Announced

Tripadvisor has announced it’s 2017 honour roll, with categories including Best Hotel in the World, which was awarded to the Aria Hotel in Budapest. The awards also celebrate the best of the best in each country, based on the millions of traveller reviews posted to the site each year. It seems counties Kerry and Donegal …

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Emirates Airbus A380

Emirates A380, The World’s Biggest Airliner, Could Soon Land on Dublin-Dubai Route

Emirates airline has revealed that is is considering deploying the world’s biggest airliner, Airbus A380, on the Dublin-Dubai route. The first-ever aircraft to appear on Google Street View, the Emirates A380 is as close as it comes to flying in your own private jet. Enda Corneille, Ireland country manager for Emirates said: “The A380 is …

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NOffLA Announces National Off-Licence of the Year 2017

NOffLA Announces National Off-Licence of the Year 2017

The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) announced the winners of the Off-Licence of the Year Awards 2017 yesterday 24th of January. The organisation took the opportunity at the ceremony, held at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, to call on the government to move swiftly and introduce the Public Health (Alcohol) Bill. This is the 21st edition …

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1900 Restaurant Valentines Competition

Win a 6 course Valentine’s dinner for two with cocktails at 1900 Restaurant – Closed

To celebrate Valentine’s, 1900 Restaurant, Harcourt Street, are offering one lucky couple the chance to win their romantic night out with a 6 course Valentine’s dinner for two with cocktails on arrival. One of Harcourt Street’s best kept secrets, 1900 provides a warm, calm atmosphere where dining can be enjoyed from lunch through to dinner. …

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Wolf Blass Rugby Limited Edition Range Feature

Brent Pope Launches the New Wolf Blass Rugby Limited Edition Range

Wolf Blass, one of Ireland’s favourite Australian wine brands, has teamed up with famous rugby pundit Brent Pope to launch the new Wolf Blass Rugby Limited Edition in Ireland. The rugby-themed bottles will be available in shops nationwide throughout February and March as Ireland take to the pitch at home and abroad. Throughout February and March, …

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Denis O'Brien

Denis O’Brien Backs New Innovative Hotel in The Liberties, Dublin

Ireland’s richest man, Denis O’Brien has been confirmed as a backer for a new hotel planned for the historic inner city Dublin neighborhood, the Liberties. Aligning with US hotel giant Marriott International, the billionaire is putting his money behind 202-room hotel which is set to open in the spring of 2018, in the Blackpitts area …

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Intercontinental Brunch

Win Love Brunch for 2 at the InterContinental Dublin – Closed

Romance is truly on the menu with InterContinental Dublin’s heart-melting Love Brunch, on Sunday 12 February. Served in the magnificent Seasons Restaurant, Executive Chef Alberto Rossi and his talented team have created a ‘Love Brunch’ to fall in love with and make you go weak at the knees. This spectacular three Course Brunch will include …

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The Natural Bakery Competition

Win a €100 Voucher to Treat Yourself at The Natural Bakery – Closed

The Natural Bakery is offering a €100 voucher to treat yourself this spring. This voucher can be redeemed at the winner’s shop of their choice. The Natural Bakery has 10 locations across Dublin and one in Naas, Kildare, so there are plenty of options to enjoy your prize! The Natural Bakery is an Irish owned …

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Tang Yuan (Sweet Rice Balls with Black Sesame Filling) Recipe by Kwanghi Chan

Tang Yuan Chinese Sweet Rice Balls with Black Sesame Filling Recipe by Kwanghi Chan

Tang yuan, or sweet soup dumplings, are most traditionally served during the Lantern festival in the autumn, but they are made any time the family gets together, which includes the New Year. In China, families are often scattered, over hundreds of miles, and so a family get together is a worthwhile event. Tang means soup. …

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