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Ashford Castle Launches ‘Meet the Makers’ Wine, Dine and Learn Series

Wine and dine with four of France’s leading winemakers and enjoy pairings with the wonderful food flavours of the West of Ireland – in association with James Miley of the Vineyard Wine Merchants Ashford Castle has launched the first in a series of annual experiences for wine enthusiasts that combines wine tasting and excellent food with …

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Put the Fizz into Festive Plans with Schweppes – Merry Schweppesmas, from us to you!

This Christmas, Schweppes will help put the fizz into your festive plans, as Schweppes invites you to enjoy a complimentary Schweppes Gin and Tonic, (on them!) in participating bars across Dublin, Cork, Galway, and Belfast. Schweppes knows that you’ve got the Christmas spirit, and this season, they’ve got the tonic…no better pairing, we think! Having …

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Porterhouse Brew Co. Introduces Hotly Anticipated Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, Around The Clock 3

Limited release of 10,000 bottles available from 14th October 2021 at porterhousebrewco.ie  Following the extremely successful, limited releases of the first two batches of Around the Clock in November 2020 and March 2021, Porterhouse Brew Co. is delighted to introduce Around the Clock 3 (RRP €6, ABV 12.5%) – the third generation of its award-winning Barrel Aged Imperial Stout.   Renowned pioneers of Craft Brewing in Ireland, Porterhouse Brew Co. strive to embrace and create increasing complexity in beer, focusing on exceptional flavours derived from pure, simple ingredients. These trademarks are evident in …

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“Hennessy Very Special in Motion” By Les Twins; A Revolutionary Collaboration Sparks a Vibrant New Movement

FOR THE HENNESSY VERY SPECIAL 2021 LIMITED EDITION, THE FRENCH URBAN MOVEMENT CREATORS LAURENT AND LARRY BOURGEOIS EXPRESS THE PULSE OF STREET CULTURE IN A DUAL DESIGN INCORPORATING FREESTYLE DANCE & ORIGINAL MUSIC  It is with great excitement that Maison Hennessy unveils the Very Special 2021 dual limited edition in collaboration with Laurent and Larry …

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The Virgin Mary Bar, Ireland’s only Alcohol-Free Bar, announces its first international franchise in the UAE’s capital Abu Dhabi.

Ireland’s renowned alcohol-free bar, The Virgin Mary Dublin, is spreading its wings to the UAE’s capital through its first franchise partnership with MBT Restaurant Management. Known as TVM in Abu Dhabi, this high-end venue, which is due to open in summer 2021, will once again have the look, taste, and excitement of a bar, just …

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Refreshing Summer Wines

Celebrate the Best Organic, Biodynamic and Sustainable- Growing Wines in Ireland with BALFES

BALFES is launching a new wine menu, taking inspiration from top eateries and wine bars accross the world, such as New York and London. Their aim is to support Organic, Biodynamic, Vegan-friendly, and Sustainable-Growing wines on offer in Ireland. In the UK and Ireland, organic wine sales alone have seen an increase in sales in …

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Winter Warmers

Winter is Coming – Perfect Winter Warmers to Cosy up With This Season

Winter is coming; what hot and warm drinks you should be drinking to warm the cockles of your hearts, lift one’s spirits! A brief look at their origins and some awesome warm drink recipes to raise your cold weather entertaining games! Not just the ominous tag line from a fantastical tv drama, but the realisation …

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Galway Wine Lovers

Calling All Wine Lovers – This Immersive Wine Tasting Event is Right up Your Street

Have you always wanted to learn the proper way to taste wine? Do you wish your knowledge of food and wine pairings exceeded beyond the classic cheese and wine? Thanks to an exciting wine tasting event taking place this month, you will have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals and awaken your senses by exploring …

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Wine Lovers

Calling All Wine Lovers! You Won’t Want to Miss This Expertly Hosted Spanish Wine Tasting Event

Wine Lovers unite…Are you a proud member of the wine trade? Does the idea of tasting Spanish wines of a Sunday evening thrill you? Well, expert sommelier and WSET Certified Educator, Ferran Centelles, is hosting a special Spanish wine tasting on Sunday, November 4th at the Cliff Townhouse. Ferran Centelles DipWSET spent 13 years as …

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Whiskey Live Dublin is Treating us to Something Really Special in Aid of Down Syndrome Ireland

Are you getting excited for Whiskey Live Dublin? Because we sure are. Taking place on November 23rd and 24th, this is set to be the whiskey event of the year. Guests are set to experience two days of whiskey mania, with whiskeys from across the globe, delicious food pairings, informative masterclasses and the opportunity to …

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Ha'Penny Range

Social Diary – The Launch of The New Ha’Penny Range of Small Batch Spirits

The Pearse Lyons Distillery has officially launched the Ha’penny Spirits range of handcrafted, small batch distilled spirits at an event in the Gin Palace, next to the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin. The range, inspired by the iconic Ha’penny Bridge which is recognised throughout the world as a symbol of our inimitable and charismatic capital city, …

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Damson in Distress? Not Likely Thanks to The Shelbourne’s Quintessentially Irish Signature Cocktail Menu

The Shelbourne Hotel Dublin has launched a Quintessentially Irish Signature Cocktail Menu, and has also given us a sneak peek into the talent behind these creative recipes. Created by Bar Manager Sean McGoldrick and his team of mixologists, the cocktail menu uses predominantly Irish ingredients and liqueurs, including some homemade additions. The goal was to …

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Tigh Nora Galway

A Gin Passport? Yes Please! This Galway Bar Has The Perfect Solution to All Your Gin Needs

Grab your gin passport and head to Galway for the ultimate gin experience. Do you love gin and sampling all the different brands available? But at the same time, do you also find it hard to keep track of the types you’ve tried? Well, now you can! With a growing collection of over 200 different …

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Refreshing Summer Wines

10 Delightful European Summer Whites For Dining Al Fresco And Picnics

The summer of 2018 has given us plenty of opportunities to perfect our outdoor dining practices and skills. Wines light in alcohol and with high acidity are preferred for their refreshing qualities and versatility with al fresco dining and picnics. Here are a few European white wines from France, Portugal, Austria and Hungary that enjoy being …

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Kraken Crawl

Embrace All Things Dark And Mysterious as The Kraken Crawl Invades Dublin and Belfast

Don’t fear the legendary sea monster that hunted sailors and destroyed ships throughout the world’s oceans. Instead, embrace the legend and join the Kraken Crawl as it invades Dublin and Belfast. This July, the Kraken Black Spiced Rum will cast serious shade on bars as the Kraken Crawl takes place in 10 venues across Dublin …

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Spanish Wine Week

Love Great Wine and Food? You Need to Add These Two Spanish Wine Dinners to Your Must-Do List

Calling all those with an appreciation for great food and Spanish wine. This July, Wines from Spain is partnering with Ballyvolane House and The Legal Eagle to bring the spirit of San Fermín to Ireland. Wines from Spain is delighted to host two showcase dinners, one in the Cork countryside and another in Dublin city, …

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Social Gallery – Get Wild With Heineken’s New Limited Edition Lager

Heineken Ireland has announced the launch of its next limited edition Wild Lager, Wild Lager Himalayas, which is now available in select Dublin bars. Wild Lager Himalayas (H32) is a lager with fresh hints of citrus and a full malt character and is the second limited edition Wild Lager released in Ireland, following the success …

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Refreshing Summer Wines

Rosé Weather is Here – Stock up on The Vino With a Tempting Wine Sale at O’Briens Wine

O’Briens Wine is prepping us for the sunny weather this weekend with a beyond tempting rosé wine sale. With BBQ season well and truly upon us, now is the time to stock those fridges. With 11 beautiful bottles of rosé to choose from, you can avail of a Buy One Get One Half Price promotion …

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Supermarkets

Terrific Tipples – One of Our Favourite Supermarkets Has a Gin-Tastic Sale This Month

Summer has finally arrived and that means a glass or two of gin is definitely on the cards. But we aren’t always going to be out and about in our local bars and pubs. We have wonderful access to a wide range of premium gins like Dingle, Gunpowder, Glendalough and more. With the continued growth …

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