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Adare Manor Hosts Collaborative Wine Evening with World Renowned Wine Houses

The 5* Adare Manor, voted ‘Hotel of the Year 2018’ at the world-renowned global Virtuoso ‘Best of the Best Awards’ in Las Vegas hosted a unique evening on Thursday, 21st February 2019. The evening was jointly hosted by Jurica Gojevic – Head Sommelier at Adare Manor, Matthieu Bordes – General Manager and wine-maker at Château …

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Unmissable Wine Dinner

Meet the Maker – This Dublin Pub is Hosting an Unmissable Wine Dinner

The Legal Eagle is hosting a tasting menu alongside one of the restaurant’s favourite wine producers, Château La Baronne. The evening will see dishes paired with wines from the iconic Château. Special guest on the evening, Anne Lignères of Château La Baronne, will guide guests through her family’s wines, the history of the famed Château, and the …

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Take Flight at WILDE This Summer With This Fabulous French Rosé

This summer, why not indulge in some of the finest rosé while also relaxing in the beautiful surrounds of one of Dublin’s most picturesque restaurants, WILDE. Situated above Dublin’s lively Grafton Street, WILDE offers guests a unique dining experience thanks to its covered garden terrace. The 1930’s vintage-inspired decor mixed with lush greenery gives the …

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Field of Dreams - A Spiritual Quest to Reimagine the Languedoc

Field of Dreams – Gerard Bertrand’s Spiritual Quest to Reimagine the Languedoc

For a universe to be believable, it has to be consistent. Theories and philosophies are accepted or dissed because of their internal coherence or lack of it. But should a premise be worth it, one can make the parenthesis known as willing suspension of disbelief, a term coined by English writer and philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who once …

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Fabulous French Wine

4 Less Known French Wine Regions to Taste Character and Finesse

France is the most famous wine producing country and legendary regions such as Bordeaux, Burgundy or Champagne are held in high regard with good reason. But while they get global acclaim, other lesser known terroirs within the country’s borders are also producing wines of character and finesse and if you’re willing to deviate from the …

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Let’s Take it Outside with 5 Mediterranean Wines to Dine Al Fresco

When we say dining out, we mean really out: treat yourself and your lucky guests to a Mediterranean-inspired al fresco dining experience. Get your cupboard ready with the ingredients that surround this generous sea and prepare a meal meant to be shared on a long table among good friends, music, laughter and great conversation. We’ll share five …

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Cask Ales and Extraordinary Brew Festival at the Franciscan Well Pub on January 26th-28th

The French Wine Trade Show Returns to Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on February 2nd

For the 10th edition of the French Wine Trade Show, Business France is gathering 24 wine companies from all French wine regions with more than 250 wines to introduce into the Irish trade. Irish wine importers and journalists will have a unique opportunity to discover and taste some of the renowned wines of France at the Aviva …

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Beaujolais Nouveau is on its Way! Global Launch to Take Place on November 17th

Beaujolais Nouveau is on its Way! Global Launch to Take Place on November 17th

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé, or should we say Nü Bojo is in the house! The popular vin de primeur will see its global launch this November 17th. To celebrate the end of the harvest, George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau will be distributed around the world on that day. According to French law and tradition, Beaujolais Nouveau …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Gérard Bertrand Solensis 2015

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Gérard Bertrand Solensis 2015

They say that wine is sunshine in a bottle, perhaps, it is a brief moment in the universe infused in grape juice. Or maybe it’s simply a wonderful chemical reaction. From the unapologetically esoteric to the accurately scientific, everyone has their own approach to wine, and their own secrets to make it the right way. While there …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Cahors Château les Croisille Silice 2014

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Cahors Château les Croisille Silice 2014

This week, on the Wednesday 5th of October, we celebrate World Teacher’s Day. A date chosen to recognise the invaluable work of teachers around the globe and their importance to society. And as every good teacher knows, there’s something beautiful in watching your students take the knowledge gained from you an making it theirs. If any …

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Chablis Vineyards Devastated by Disastrous Weather Conditions

Chablis Vineyards Devastated by Disastrous Weather Conditions

You might want to stock up on Chablis as this year the region’s vineyards have been decimated by weather deemed “catastrophic” by the French Farmers Federation. It started during April, with unusually heavy rain and frosts -excessive rain makes the grapes soak up to much water and therefore the sugars in the fruit become diluted-. Then last …

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Wine Wednesday pick from O'Briens: Château Remaury Minervois 2014

Wine Wednesday pick from O’Briens: Château Remaury Minervois 2014

This Thursday 14th of July France celebrates its National Day and the occasion calls for a toast. La fête nationale, also known as Bastille Day, gives us an opportunity to raise our glasses to celebrate courage and progress. The date honours the Storming of the Bastille in 1789, a climatic event during the beginning of …

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Meet the Outsiders from the Languedoc, the Pleasure will be all Yours

Meet the Outsiders from the Languedoc, the Pleasure will be all Yours

The Languedoc-Roussillon is one of France’s oldest wine regions, a southern and privileged land where families have worked their terroirs for generations. But the dream of making beautiful wines in this sun-kissed paradise is -understandably- not only in the hearts of its pioneers’ great great children. Meet a young marriage between a Swiss man disenchanted with …

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Domaine Laroche Chablis at the French Residence to Celebrate Award-Winning Students

Domaine Laroche Chablis at the French Residence to Celebrate IHI Student Awards

Last night, Thursday the 21st of April over 80 guests attended the Residence of France to celebrate the winners of the 31st Irish Hospitality Institute (IHI) National Hospitality Business Management Games, and to promote the France-Ireland Network for Culinary Arts, Hospitality and Tourism. The soirée also served as the ideal stage for a very special tasting …

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