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World Malbec Day

Celebrate World Malbec Day with Argentina’s Superstar Grape

Argentina’s gifts to the world are wonderful and varied — from the beautiful and mesmerisingnotes of a tango, to the decadent sweetness of dulce de leche, from the irresistible asado, tosome of the most memorable moments in football history. But if there’s a gift that wine lovers canbe particularly excited about, it’s Argentinian Malbec. To …

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Better, Smarter, and New – Ten Wine and Drinks Trends for 2022

We’ve gotten used to expecting the unexpected while venues and producers have shown a superlative degree of resilience and creativity.  Attempting a prediction has always been tricky, even to the best informed of guessers in the least chaotic of years, but while there are multiple spinning plates influencing the wine and drinks attitudes and behaviours …

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Hacking Wine: Can you Go from Rookie to Connoisseur in a Month

Hacking Wine – Can you Go from Rookie to Connoisseur with Shortcuts?

If you feel as awkward as a cat in a tux when browsing through the shelves of a wine shop, you’re not alone, wine can be a tough nut to crack and the barrier of snobbism than sometimes seems to separate the initiated from the generic grape juice drinking peasants or even worst, the beer-chugging morlocks is both pernicious and …

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Christmas Gifts for the Wine and Drinks Enthusiasts in your Life

With Christmas right around the corner, one can assume that all the decorations are placed, the menus decided and of course, the gifts chosen and wrapped for the special day. Just kidding, it was September a blink ago and now we’ve waltzed into the most wonderful time of the year with at least a present …

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Cabernet Sauvignon – The Captain – TheTaste Wine Guide

Cabernet Sauvignon is a back grape variety known for its powerful tannins, potential for high acidity and aromatic might. It is a descendant of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc and while it carries the family names, it doesn’t live under its ancestors’ shadow. Because of its natural intensity, it is capable of evolving with oak …

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Falling in Love with Food the Italian Way – Nannetti’s Review

Nannetti’s offers modern Italian cuisine in an intimate setting. The restaurant, which opened its doors last December, is the latest venture by restaurateur James Cirillo, who also runs the very popular Cirillo’s on Baggot Street. Sharing the love for authentic Italian food and wines, Nannetti’s takes a slightly higher-end approach, while still keeping a friendly, …

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An Idyllic Autumn Escape in the Sunny South East – Ferrycarrig Hotel Review

After a summer of reencounters, comes an autumn of renewed possibilities. A time to mindfully appreciate beautiful places, great company and hospitality, and to recharge.  As many of us were frugal with our time off in the first half of the year, this season is ideal to explore some of Ireland’s best sights while catching …

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Spooky Drinks: Perfect Cocktails for Halloween

Candy and chocolate are both good fun, but once the night comes down on October 31st, the spirits’ grow stronger, and as they flow among us, only the fearless will see the sunrise… We asked Richard Linden from the Dublin Bar Academy to share some spooky drink recipes with us so, join the dark side and step into his haunted Halloween bar where you …

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Sauvignon Blanc, The Soloist – TheTaste Wine Guide

Sauvignon Blanc is a green-skinned, white wine grape variety that stands out thanks to its highly aromatic character. It is known for producing wines of high acidity and light to medium-bodied. Since Sauvignon Blanc ripens early, it’s best suited to cool or moderate climates. Sauvignon Blanc is the world’s third most popular white wine grape, …

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A Hidden Gem for Brunch Lovers – The Hungry Duck Review

One of the exciting parts about moving to a new neighbourhood is discovering new local businesses to love. The Hungry Duck, an inviting and friendly cafe right in the intersection between Kimmage and Crumlin in Dublin 12, was just love at first avocado on toast.  After nearly a year of takeaway sambos, picnic-ready packed lunches …

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Reconnecting and Recharging with a Taste of Freedom – Clandeboye Lodge Review

If you were to visit Clandeboye Lodge just for the pleasure of staying there, it would already be a much rewarding experience. But thanks to its privileged location at barely fifteen minutes from Belfast yet surrounded by the lavish greenery of the Clandeboye Estate in Bangor, Co. Down, it becomes the ideal point from which …

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