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Classic Manor Elegance in Ireland’s Oldest City – Granville Hotel Waterford Review

While Waterford’s Granville Hotel has greeted guests in its current form for over four decades, the building’s fascinating history traces back to the early 1700’s.  It was built by a family of wealthy merchants, and eventually acquired by Thomas Meagher, father of Brigadier General Thomas Francis Meagher, known for designing the Irish tricolour among many …

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Using Wine to Channel Some of Our Favourite Holiday Destinations at Home

There are elements from our travels that become part of who we are. A recipe we learn, a habit we pick, a type of music we discover. When visiting a place that brought us joy, we’re often compelled to bring that feeling back with us, and there’s a myriad of souvenirs that can help us …

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Make an Occasion of it – Beautiful Additions to Elevate your Picnic

When French painter Edouard Manet revealed his now celebrated “Luncheon on the Grass” in 1863, feathers were ruffled by the out-of-context nudity it showed. And while his artwork was perhaps the boldest, it was also one among many great paintings of his time depicting lavish picnics scenes that inspire us to this day. His countryman, …

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The Cycle of Wine Coolness – Wine According to Different Generations

There are a few commonplaces we tend to hear about wines often associated with the preferences and fades of some generations. When talking about Sherry, for example, you’ll hear the likes of ‘it’s not just your granny’s tipple’, and you’ll struggle to find a Father’s Day wine gift guide that doesn’t include the wine equivalent …

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Elegant and Modern Cuisine At Home – Richmond Click & Collect Review

Richmond Street and its vicinity are packed with hidden gems set to delight food lovers. Richmond Restaurant shines bright, offering a contemporary menu in which ingredients and technique complement each other in the hands of Head Chef David O’Byrne. After more than five years, the place has established itself as one of Dublin’s beacons of …

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Prosecco’s Premium Heart – A Region to Discover for Top Italian Fizz

Within the northern Italian regions of Veneto and Friuli, bubbly seekers will find Prosecco country. However, among the 23,000ha where production of the popular fizz are allowed, there are a number of ways to distinguish the average from the outstanding. The first distinction could be simply wether it’s “frizzante” or “spumante”, which relates to the bars of …

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Champagne vs the World – Does the Queen of Sparkling Wines Remain on Top?

Few things are more glamourised than Champagne… We can hardly concieve James Bond seducing with a bottle of English sparkling wine, picture socialite Holly Golightly having a glass of Prosecco before breakfast at Tiffany’s or imagine a modern-day Gatsby swapping France’s queen of fizz for a top-rated Californian Blanc de Blancs. In fact, as the new roaring …

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Wine World Records – Discover Some of the Most Amazing and Extreme Bottles of All Time

Often when you hear of world records accomplished, it is thought of as personal success, or victory – not one you would foremost associate with the worldly spectrum of wine. When we consider the ‘oldest wine in the world’ or ‘highest vine’, this is solely natures win, not one won by the human race. The …

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Comfort Food So Good you’ll Forget about Cutlery – Dillinger’s Review

Dillinger’s has made a place for itself as a staple for brunch lovers, casual diners and fans of a proper Margarita. The Ranelagh favourite, known for its fun and laid-back approach to American dishes, continues to entice weekenders with a flavour-packed ‘at home’ menu. Available Thursday to Sundays for either click & collect or home …

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Fine French-Irish Cuisine Capable of Transporting You – Dax at Home Review

Translating a restaurant’s experience into an “at home” variant is not without its challenges, but even the most seemingly irreplaceable parts of the journey are, at their very core, expressions of a venue’s ethos and therefore, adaptable to new times and new formats. Dax at Home, the collection service of the prestigious French-Irish fine dining …

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eggcado with avocado and chives recipe by Oliver McCabe

Eggcado with Avocado Recipe

This eggcado with avocado recipe is derived from a recipe my mum made us on Sunday mornings. It’s our customers’ favourite breakfast at Select Stores, especially Mary Kingston, who gave it the name Eggcado. It’s tasty, filling and light. High in protein, dietary fibre and essential fats and it’s low GL.     The ‘Fuel Food Cookbook’ is more …

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Savour and Learn – 16 of the Best Distillery Tour Experiences in Ireland

In this decade, drinks tourism has transformed. The quality and quantity of distillery tours in Ireland is unprecedented and the visitors’ experiences are world-class. Irish whiskey and gin lead the way, but local vodka, poitín and other drinks are also aplenty, and new distilleries both small and large keep coming up with innovative and exciting ways to wow …

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Learn to Throw a Punch with Mixologist Gareth Lambe from the Vintage Cocktail Club

Learn to Throw a Punch with Mixologist Gareth Lambe from the Vintage Cocktail Club

One of Sour, Two of Sweet, Three of Strong, Four of Weak. This brief piece of poetry describes an old recipe from Barbados to make Bajan Rum Punch, one of the oldest ones in the book. A fifth ingredient, spice, is also part of the original formula, as Gareth Lambe points out. And he knows what …

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Roast Carrot and Red Pepper Soup Recipe from The Ketogenic Cookbook

Roast Carrot and Red Pepper Soup Recipe by Roz Purcell

Two of my favourite veg are teamed together in this soup recipe, and both are great for your skin. Serves 6 Ingredients: – 4 carrots, cut into quarters – 4 sprigs of fresh thyme, leaves only – Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper – Rapeseed oil, for roasting and frying – 4 red bell peppers, deseeded and halved – 2 sweet red peppers, deseeded and …

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Rum Cocktails – Tropical Tipples to Kickstart Summer.

If there is a spirit that evokes summer it’s rum. Versatile, mellow and with a wide appeal, it’s the darling of bartenders and often, the tipple of choice during holidays, festivals and our enjoyment of sunny locations. While savouring a fine sipping rum is quite pleasurable, the sugar cane spirit is a bona fide team player that tends …

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Keep it Cool with Ten Refreshing Ways to Enjoy Whiskey this Summer | Whiskey Drinks for the Summer

Keep it Cool with Ten Refreshing Ways to Enjoy Whiskey this Summer

The pleasure of slowly sipping whiskey by the fire melts away as the weather gets warmer. As spritzers and other fruity or floral concoctions take over to satisfy our thirst for something more refreshing, good ol’ whiskey is sent to the bench until the heavy coats are out again and the spirit’s comforting warmth becomes …

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