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Month: November 2017

Adare Manors Jurica Gojevic Among Winners of the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship 2

Adare Manor’s Jurica Gojevic Among Winners of the New Zealand Winegrowers Sommelier Scholarship

Last Tuesday, 28th of November, New Zealand Winegrowers revealed the eight successful recipients of the 2018 New Zealand Winegrowers International Sommelier Scholarship from Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe. One Irish-based sommelier was chosen among the group, who will travel to New Zealand’s exclusive Sommit™. Jurica Gojevic, who works at the multi award-winning Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland, …

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County Clare

The Wonderful West – County Clare Named Among the Best Places to Go in 2018

Whether you’re living in Ireland or considering a visit to the Emerald Isle from abroad, County Clare should definitely be on your must-visit list. The writers and editors at reputable travel guidebook, Frommer’s, have chosen Clare as one of the best holiday destinations in the world for 2018. They cited Star Wars: The Last Jedi …

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NOffLA Calls for a Reduction of the Excise Duty and a Ban on Below Cost Selling

NOffLA Calls for a Reduction of the Excise Duty and a Ban on Below Cost Selling

The National Off-Licence Association (NOffLA) has called for a reduction of the excise duty by 15% and a ban on the practice of below invoice cost selling, arguing that this would protect the independent off-licence sector from Brexit’s economic implications as well as promote an increase in employment in the industry. The call, address the Joint …

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Bord Gais Cookbook of the Year 2

Top of the Tasty Titles – This Book Just Won Cookbook of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2017

The Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards is Ireland’s biggest celebration of Irish books and authors. Last night saw the twelfth edition of the annual awards which celebrated the best fiction and non-fiction writers in Ireland, however the category we were most hungry to see who came on on top was that of Cookbook of …

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Travel Tuesday Inspiration – Experience Ultimate Relaxation in This Icelandic Resort

Experience the ultimate in relaxation under the Northern Lights this winter with the beautifully remote new Icelandic resort. Visitors to the 12-room Eleven Experience lodge will be floored by the magnificent views of nearby mountains and lakes. If spectacular views aren’t enough to entice you, the best of Icelandic cuisine is also on offer at the …

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A Crisp and Elegant Austrian Wine for Lovers of Fresh and Floral Whites

A Crisp and Elegant Austrian Wine for Lovers of Fresh and Floral Whites

If you’re a white wine drinker, chances are the moment leaves start to fall you feel a bit left out as it’s all about the winter warmers and the tantastic full bodied reds to sip slowly. There something to be said for whites of refined freshness, that just like winter jasmine, will bring delicate elegance to a wintry …

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App Filters

Up Your Snapchat Game – New Filters Now Recognise Food

Snapchat has been quietly launching new app filters that are going to have food lovers eating out of the palms of their digital hands. The app’s new image recognition feature automatically recognises certain objects and events once you snap that all-important photo. Appropriate filters and borders are then added to your image in the edit function …

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Zozimus French Brunch Laroche Chablis

Ooh La La – This Exclusive Weekend Brunch is Getting a French Twist and You Are Invited

Brunch is a much loved dining event for many Irish and the capital has popped up with new menus and new venues every week offering many styles, from classic and relaxed to full on parties. Now one Dublin bar is ready to put a French twist into le brunch. Zozimus is well known for its umbrellas …

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Praise For The Emerald Isle – Dublin Named One of The Best Cities to Visit in 2018

We often don’t give our capital city the credit it deserves, especially now that Dublin has been named one of the 21 best places to visit in 2018. That’s according to the writers and editors of National Geographic Traveler’s annual ‘Best of the World’ list. This year, Dublin has been named on the magazine’s annual …

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Newmarket Christmas Fair

This Weekend’s ‘Wonderful’ Christmas Fair is the Perfect Place to Snap Up Unique Gifts

Tis the season for Christmas markets and one of the best one’s of the festive period takes place this Sunday 3rd of December at Newmarket Sq, Dublin 8. Subtly titled the ‘Wonderful Christmas Fair’, the Christmas pop-up market will take place across The Green Door Market and Dublin Food Co-op, the two markets that flank …

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This Sunday 3rd of December, South King Street's caffeine mecca Coffee Culture is lending the stage to another of our favourite beverages and hosting a pop-up event named Don't Call Me Sugar, which will focus on changing the misconception about sweet wines and dessert wines. Guests will be able to taste 11 bottlers from some of the world's best regions known for the quality of their sweet wines including Sauternes, Tokajy and Porto. You'll be able to appreciate the differences between five different types of sweet wine: Sparkling, Slightly Sweet, Richly Sweet, Sweet Red and Fortified. This is the perfect opportunity to explore and compare the world of sweet wines, and discover the styles and the complexity they can offer. The wines will be paired with delicious desserts that complement their notes, for example, a nutty Vin Santo paired with a slice of Christmas cake, or a glass of Recioto served with a decadent chocolate brownie topped with hot dark cherries. During your visit, you will be also able to learn about the different production methods for sweet wines such as passito, late harvest, noble rot, ice wine and fortified. The event will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and you can drop by anytime and taste at your own rhythm. Tickets are priced at €38.30. More information: eventbrite.ie

This Sweet Wine and Desserts Pop Up is Coming to Coffee Culture this Weekend

This Sunday 3rd of December, South King Street’s caffeine mecca Coffee Culture is lending the stage to another of our favourite beverages and hosting a pop-up event named Don’t Call Me Sugar, which will focus on changing the misconception about sweet wines and dessert wines. Guests will be able to taste 11 bottlers from some of the world’s …

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The Restaurant

Calling All Food Lovers! TV3’s The Restaurant is Looking For Diners to Take Part in Their New Series

Calling all food lovers! TV3’s The Restaurant is returning to our screens for a new series and they are currently looking for diners to take part and enjoy a three-course meal cooked by a celebrity. This year The Restaurant, which is brought to you by Gas Networks Ireland, returns to its stunning home at Marco …

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One of the Best supper Clubs of the Year is Coming to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery

One of the best supper clubs of the year is on its way to The Guinness Open Gate Brewery. Between Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th of December, Guinness will host The Gilroy Christmas Supper Club, inspired by the artist John Gilroy, who created the beloved and witty advertisements synonymous with the Guinness brand. To offer a truly …

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Does Gin Make you Cry? Study Suggests Different Drinks Spark Varied Emotional Responses

Can Gin Make you Cry? Study Suggests Different Drinks Spark Varied Emotional Responses

If you’ve ever felt that different drinks affect your mood differently, here’s a possible explanation: a recent study has found out that “alcoholic beverages vary in the types of emotions individuals report they elicit.” Titled “Do emotions related to alcohol consumption differ by alcohol type? An international cross-sectional survey of emotions associated with alcohol consumption and …

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Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017 Just Announced the Best Bars and Bartenders in Ireland

Irish Craft Cocktail Awards 2017 Just Announced the Best Bars and Bartenders in Ireland

Last night, 26th of November, the drinks industry gathered to honour some of its more outstanding members at the 4th edition of the Irish Craft Cocktail Awards (ICCA), during a ceremony that took place at Number Twenty Two. The winners were chosen by a combination of cocktail enthusiasts and industry experts who came together to …

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First Icons of Whisky Ireland Awards Sees Irish Distillers Named Distiller of the Year

First Icons of Whisky Ireland Awards Sees Irish Distillers Named Distiller of the Year 2017

Last Friday, 24th of November, Irish Distillers was chosen as Distiller of the Year at the first Icons of Whisky Ireland Awards. These awards aim to highlight the diversity and passion of today’s Irish whiskey industry. The awards were presented by Rob Allanson, Editor of Whisky Magazine and included the Hall of Fame Ireland ceremony. Commenting on the …

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Dancing Fountain

Dubai’s New Floating Boardwalk Will Take You Even Closer to its Spectacular Dancing Fountain

You can now get even closer to Dubai’s spectacular dancing fountain thanks to a newly constructed floating boardwalk in the city. The 272-metre long walkway is located at the base of the towering Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. The fountain, which is one of Dubai’s most popular tourist attraction, dances to the infectious tunes …

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Pawesome News! You Can Now Get Dog Friendly Beer and Pawsecco in Ireland

Pawesome News! You Can Now Get Dog Friendly Beer and Pawsecco in Ireland

If you enjoy relaxing and home with a beer or a glass of wine in the company of your dog or cat, you’re gonna love this: “Bottom Sniffer” doggy beer and “Pawsecco” wine are coming to Aldi from Thursday 7th of December. The beverages are alcohol free and contain natural ingredients that are safe for …

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Whipped Ice Cream

Ice Cream Plus Candyfloss – We are on Cloud Nine as Whipped Opens Three Locations Today

It’s not every day you can order a soft serve ice cream that comes atop wispy candyfloss, but today Whipped.ie opens not only one but three locations across Dublin. Launching their tasty services in time for the Christmas countdown, this ice cream parlour will be starting to serve its sweet treats in Dundrum Town Centre, …

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Magical Moments – Brown Thomas Makes Christmas Shopping Wonderful This Festive Season

Brown Thomas will add a sparkle to your Christmas shopping this festive season with a host of magical in-store services and musical performances on offer. Inside the Grafton Street store’s Marvel Room on Level 1, shoppers will discover the most extraordinary collection of luxurious gift ideas, along with something extra special this year. That something …

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Granthams

Granthams Cafe Launches a Wine Bar This Friday and We’re all Invited

Granthams only opened the doors of their second cafe earlier this month, and now they are keeping us, eh, hydrated late into the evening too with the launch of a wine bar. Launching this Friday, December 1st, the coffee shop welcomes one and all to celebrate. Guests on the evening can expect a complimentary Prosecco …

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