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Month: March 2017

The Four R's of Spanish Wine: Remarkable Regions as Told by Ramon Bilbao's Rodolfo Bastida

The 4 R’s of Spanish Wine: Remarkable Regions as Told by Ramon Bilbao’s Rodolfo Bastida

Some say there are no coincidences… but this morning we attended a tasting of Spanish wines at Ely Wine Bar and noticed something that sparked our interest: the wines came from four different regions, all among Spain’s most prestigious and all beginning with the letter R: Rueda, Rias Baixas, Ribera del Duero and Rioja. Add to that the fact that the …

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Christian Puglisi

LitFest Announces Line-up for this Year’s Food and Drinks Festival at Ballymaloe

Now in its fifth year, LitFest, at Ballymaloe, has become one of the highlights of the Irish food and drink calendar, and now the full line-up for this year’s food and drinks literacy festival has been revealed, including Christian Puglisi, Claudia Roden and Robin Gill . Running from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st May, speaking on the Sunday afternoon, …

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This Cool New Asian Food Place Just Opened in Dun Laoghaire

This Cool New Asian Street Food Restaurant Just Opened in Dun Laoghaire

Yesterday 30th of March, Kyoto Asian Street Food opened on 12 Patrick Street in Dun Laoghaire. Inspired in flavours from Thaliand, Japan and other parts of the continent, it offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere and authentic dishes made with responsibly sourced ingredients of the highest quality. The opening comes from the same team behind Kyoto Sushi and …

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solid chocolate Easter egg

The World’s First Solid Chocolate Easter Egg has Finally Been Created

If you’ve ever cracked into your Easter egg only to be disappointed by a thin shell and hollow centre then we’ve got some great new for you: the arrival of a solid chocolate Easter egg. Created by the Solid Chocolate Company, the company claims to have developed the world’s very first solid chocolate Easter egg. Rather than …

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Alma Godello - Wine of the Week from O’Briens

Alma Godello – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

History is filled with tales of incredible rescues and these high-drama stories often make it to the silver screen -not without a dose of Hollywood creative intervention-. Think of the 1979’s operation known as the Canadian Caper, which successfully resolved the hostage situation that inspired Ben Affleck’s Argo, or most recently, the story behind Hackshaw Ridge, …

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Sebastian De Martino: "Our Concept of Chilean Wine is Different from What it's Known in Ireland"

Sebastian De Martino: “Our Concept of Chilean Wine is Different from What it’s Known in Ireland”

There is a narrative about Chilean wine that most oenophiles are familiar with: the Spanish arrived and planted grapes during colonial times. Then jump to the 19th century, numerous European winemakers fled after the ravaging phylloxera devastated their vineyards. Work, work, work and boom! Chilean wine became massive in the eighties and nineties, flooding global shelves …

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Siucra and Catherine Fulvio

A Sweet Combination – Siúcra Announces Catherine Fulvio as Brand Ambassador

One of Ireland’s best loved food brands, Siúcra announced today celebrity chef Catherine Fulvio as brand ambassador. The news was revealed today at a media event at House, Leeson Street, Dublin today to celebrate both the collaboration and to launch Siucra’s #minimoments campaign. For the campaign award-winning cookbook author Catherine has developed a series of …

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Restaurant Sage

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny Awarded Bord Bia Just Ask Restaurant of the Month

Restaurant Sage in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal has been named Just Ask Restaurant of the Month for April. Just across the road from An Grianan Theatre, Restaurant Sage is the creation of Donegal native and hospitality professional, Garvan Gallagher. Currently in its eighth year, Bord Bia’s Just Ask campaign has been wholeheartedly embraced by the restaurant …

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Whiskey

Full Line Up of Events for Next Week’s Inaugural Cork Whiskey Festival Announced

As home of the best selling Irish whiskey in the world, it seems only right that Cork had it’s very own Whiskey Festival. The inaugural Cork Whiskey Festival runs this April 3rd – 9th across the Rebel city. Organised by Festival Cork, the same crew behind Taste Cork Week and Cork Burger Festival, the week …

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TheTaste's Keith Mahon Named Ireland's No. 1 Food and Drink Journalist on Twitter in #MurrayTweetIndex

TheTaste’s Keith Mahon Named Ireland’s No. 1 Food and Drink Journalist in the #MurrayTweetIndex

This morning, leading communications consultancy firm Murray Consultants, released their list with Ireland’s most influential journalists on Twitter in 2016. TheTaste’s co-founder Keith Mahon achieved first place in the Food and Drink Journalists’ category and the 19th position in the overall national ranking of the most influential Twitter users in Ireland. “Social media plays such a big part of …

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Young Chef from Wexford Wins Manor Farm ‘21 Minute’ Challenge

Young Chef from Wexford Wins Manor Farm 21 Minute Challenge

DIT Culinary Arts student from Enniscorthy, Wexford, Joseph Roche, won this year’s Manor Farm 21 minute challenge. He competed against four other finalists from the prestigious school of culinary arts on Cathal Brugha Street in Dublin this week. Vincent Carton, managing director of Irish chicken producer Manor Farm said: “ The standard among the students was exceptionally …

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Win a Bottle of Bacardi Oro and a Round of Electric Avenue Cocktails and Bar Bites for 4 People at The Exchequer

Win a Bottle of Bacardi Oro and a Round of Electric Avenue Cocktails and Bar Bites for 4 at The Exchequer – Closed

BACARDÍ® rum is the spirit that brings to life award-winning cocktail Electric Avenue, created by bartender Conor Myers from The Exchequer in Dublin 2 and served at Ireland’s biggest festival, Electric Picnic. BACARDI would like to offer one lucky person a golden treasure of a rum: Win a bottle of Bacardi Oro and the opportunity …

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Clonakilty Walking Food Tour

Sizzling Hot News – Clonakilty Blackpudding Sausages Launch in Stores Today

Clonakilty, the makers of Ireland’s favourite Blackpudding, just made the dreams of every Irish Breakfast connoisseur come true with the announcement of their brand-new Clonakilty Blackpudding Sausages which launch today, 29th March, in a select number of Tesco stores and independent shops across Ireland. The sausages will use the same recipe as the much-loved Clonakilty …

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M&S Hot Cross Buns

An Abundance of Buns – M&S Release New Sweet & Savoury Hot Cross Buns Range

While you may already be salivating at the thought of a warm and buttered, spiced and sticky-sweet, hot cross bun, this Easter M&S have introduced a savoury hot cross bun range that might just tempt you to cheat on your sweet bun tradition. M&S Hot Cross Bun Product Developer, Sadia Usman, commented: “This year’s trends …

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Blackwater Distillery

Blackwater Distillery’s New Premises Receive Planning Permission

Blackwater Distillery’s plans to build a micro-distillery with visitor facilities in Ballyduff, Co Waterford has been approved. Their clever idea to renovate a hardware store built in 1952 into a state of the art micro-distillery is underway and renovations are to start in July. The creators of Blackwater No 5 Gin plan to open their …

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Win a 3 Course Dinner for 2 with Cocktails at Arthur Maynes Donnybrook

Win a 3 Course Dinner for 2 with Cocktails at Arthur Maynes Donnybrook – Closed

Arthur Maynes Donnybrook is a relaxed and inviting gastropub in which you’ll find a combination of hearty Irish dishes and international flavours. A friendly atmosphere and the warmest service will make you feel at home in this modern and cosy venue, located in the heart of Donnybrook, neighbouring the Aviva Stadium, the RDS and numerous …

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Thornton's Personalised Egg at Brown Thomas Feature

Luxury Personalised Easter Eggs Return to Brown Thomas

The Living department at Brown Thomas is the ultimate destination for all things Easter, with exclusive personalisation services available in Dublin, Cork and Limerick stores to make your chocolatey gifts even more special. Add a name or thoughtful message to a choice of two luxury chocolate eggs by Thorntons (€30) or present someone special with …

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La Mer Spa Adare Manor

UK and Ireland’s Only La Mer Spa is Coming to This Luxurious Irish Hotel

Even before a recent €10 million renovation Adare Manor was widely regarded as one of the finest five stars hotels in Ireland. It is fitting then the Spa at Adare Manor has announced a forthcoming partnership with the one of the world’s most prestigious skin care brands – La Mer. Set to unveil this Autumn, …

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Argentine Wine Fair

Argentine Wine Fair Comes Back to Dublin Just in Time for Malbec World Day!

The Embassy of the Argentine Republic will be holding their 5th Argentine Wine Fair on Wednesday 19th April, 2017. The Fair is organised in association with Wines of Argentina and cleverly ties in with the 7th edition of Malbec World Day which takes place this year on Monday April 17th, 2017. There will be many …

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