Wine

Millésime Bio World Fair for Organic Wines – Trade Fair Set to Return in Force in 2022

17th & 18th January 2022 – Digital Session 24th – 26th January 2022 at Montpellier Exhibition Centre, France Millésime Bio has become, over the years, the number one marketplace for professionals in the organic wine, cider, beer and spirits industries. With its digital session on 17 and 18 January 2022 and its physical fair on 24, 25 …

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Raise a glass to the return of Spanish Food & Wine Week, running this year from October 4th-10th in restaurants, bars and shops around the country.

Celebrating a good year for Spanish wines as their share of the Irish wine market grew to 15.4% in 2020, just ahead of Australia’s 13.8% share, the 6th annual Spanish Food & Wine Week will host its usual mix of informative and entertaining wine tastings and dinners nationwide.  Kicking off the week in Circa restaurant on Monday 4th,wine …

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The Allotment Wine Company – Wine at Your Fingertips, Delivered to Your Door

Chris Gifford is one of the true gentlemen of the Irish retail wine trade, and has had an illustrious career in the wine trade so far. Though he doesn’t like to be reminded of it, Chris is well into his third decade of working in the wine trade, having worked across retail, wholesale, importing, hospitality, wine education …

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Discover Cloudy Bay This International Chardonnay Day

A cool-climate Chardonnay showing density, tension and complexity Discover deliciously savoury Chardonnay from Cloudy Bay, one of the first wineries established in the venerated region of Marlborough and where for more than 35 years, quality has been the winery’s obsession, its hallmark, and its promise. This widespread international aromatic grape variety has proudly been part …

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A Whisper of Summer has Ireland Calling for Rosé in the Sun

The echoes of long, joyous summer days remain a not-so-distant, vibrant memory. As we look forward to Summer 21 with hope for a sun filled season, we imagine it full of family and friends laughing and wine glasses clinking, over an alfresco cheese or charcuterie board and chilled rosé. Firm favourite Whispering Angel and its …

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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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Faustino Wine Gets Creative Launching Their Art Collection in Ireland Featuring three new varieties, The Art Collection Reimagines the Iconic Faustino Label

Bodegas Faustino, the world-famous wine brand enjoyed in over one hundred countries globally, has reimagined its famous Rioja variant. Keeping art, history and passion at the heart of the new bottles and taking inspiration from its iconic Merchant label, the famous Spanish artist, Willy Romas, has created three labels for their new Rosé, Chardonnay and Crianza …

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The Uniting Colours of South Africa – Exploring These New World Wines

South Africa has successfully mastered the dual art of expressing in her wines the restrained tones of a European accent in the warming and generous body of the New World. The wines have been influenced by France’s classic wine regions: the Loire’s Chenin Blanc, Bordeaux’s Sauvignon Blanc, Burgundy’s Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and the Rhône’s …

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Sparkling new drinks offerings await at WILDE at The Westbury this Spring

With a new range of delicious low- and non-alcohol wines and drinks to choose from, and the chance to participate in an exclusive wine-pairing dinner hosted by one of the world’s leading winemakers, guests at WILDE have a range of new ways to celebrate the start of Spring. WILDE at The Westbury is renowned for leading …

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The Wine Trends Set to Shape our Drinking in 2020

Is time to ask ouselves what are the wine trends in line to shape our drinking in 2020? Crystal balls and telescopes out! Well actually, market reports, observation, research and paying attention to what industry insiders are doing and saying regarding the wines we’ll be drinking in the new year. The trends listed below are a combination …

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SuperValu French Wine Sale Is Now On, Nationwide Until September 26th.

France is the second largest producer of wine in the world, producing up to 8 billion bottles per year. SuperValu sold an impressive 2.5 million of those bottles in the last 12 months in Ireland, proving that the home of Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy still dominates wine consumption in Ireland.   In curating the wines …

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Everything’s Rosé taking over WILDE terrace this summer

Until the end of July, the terrace of WILDE restaurant will host a new and enhanced edition of Everything’s Rosé, Dublin’s most elegant celebration of the ultimate Summer wines, marked by the launch of an exquisitely curated and indulgent Rosé Wine menu. Overlooking Grafton Street, WILDE has been transformed into the perfect Rosé lovers’ haven …

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Mount Juliet Estate to host their premiere ‘Meet The Maker’ Wine Dinner Tasting Experience

Mount Juliet Estate are hosting their premiere ‘Meet The Maker’ wine tasting evening this coming June 12th in the Michelin star and 3 AA Rosette Lady Helen restaurant. This special evening will explore the wines of the Weingut Malat Estate. A distinctive selection of his wines will be paired with an exceptional menu created by …

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Bringing Sherry into the Modern World with an Expert – Gregory Buda Interview

Gregory Buda, Director of Education and Training at The Dead Rabbit and Blacktail in New York City, has carved out a place for himself in the industry as a sort of expert on all things sherry. Self-described as “super geeky about booze in general,” Buda recently visited Balfes as a part of Spanish Wine Week …

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Salud! Celebrate Spanish Wine Week in Style at Cava Bodega

Spanish Wine Week has returned to Ireland and a variety of fun and exciting events are taking place all across the country. A week-long fiesta of Spanish wines is taking place at Galway’s multi-award-winning Cava Bodega restaurant from the 8th to the 14th of April to celebrate Spanish Wine Week 2019. Cava Bodega is giving …

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