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Dream Holiday Alert – You Can Now Take an Italian Prosecco Trek

Calling all wine lovers! Does the idea of a prosecco-themed trek through Italy sound appealing to you? Of course it does. Exploring “The Prosecco Road” in Italy, a 120km stretch of mountainous terrain, you can venture through the stunning scenery and more than 175 family-run wineries, sipping to your heart’s content. If you’re interested in …

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Ripasso and Amarone - Valpolicella Heavyweights for the Win

Ripasso and Amarone – Valpolicella Heavyweights for the Win

The Valpolicella red wines from the shores of Lake Garda in the north-eastern province of Verona are amongst the most famous wines from Italy. With diverse styles of Valpolicella from fruity easy drinking lunch wine to Valpolicella’s Ripasso’s richer black cherry fruit and leather character and ultimately, to the intense and powerful meditation wines of …

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Il Grillo di Santa Tresa Spumante - Wine of the Week from O'Briens Wine

If you Like Prosecco, You’re Going to Love this Bubbly Sicilian

October brings crisp evenings and autumnal splendor. Halloween decorations intertwined with the premature sparkle of Christmas ornaments beginning to pop up remind us that this is a season for many a celebration. It’s also a time to try new things and while the weather’s change seems to lure us into velvety and rich reds, nothing says …

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Dublin's Newest Wine Festival Promises to Be a Celebration of Italy's Finest

Dublin’s Newest Wine Festival Promises to be a Celebration of Italy’s Finest

There is a new date for oenophiles to mark in their calendar: this 1st of October In Da Wine and Brianza Wine Club are hosting the first Dublin Wine Festival at the sleek Morrison Hotel on Ormond Quay. The event promises to be a celebration of Italian wines, and over 25 prestigious wine producers will be attending …

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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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Il Meridione Nero d'Avola – Wine of the Week from O’Briens Wine 2

Il Meridione Nero d’Avola – Wine of the Week from O’Briens Wine

The Sicilian city of Avola offers many wonders to wanderlusters looking for that sweet combination of history (think of loosing yourself wondering its ancient pre-Roman roads); coastal charm and numerous food festivals and local traditions. The area names one of Sicily’s most important red grape, Nero d’Avola, simply meaning Black from Avola. And while visitors might indulge in their …

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O'Briens Wine Italian Wine & Prosecco Sale Starts Now

O’Briens Wine Italian Wine & Prosecco Sale Starts Now

O’Briens Wine has launched an irresistible sale of Italian wines, including Prosecco. You’ll find discounts between 20% to 35% off over 80 fabulous bottles from all corners of Italy. You can browse their entire range online or pop in-store to get a taste of Italy, as there will be lots of delicious winesopen for tasting this weekend! If you are looking for …

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Isole e Olena Wines: Forward-Thinking from Traditional Tuscany

Isole e Olena Wines: Forward-Thinking in Traditional Tuscany

While on holiday by Lake Garda a couple of years ago, my wife and I dined al fresco at Pizzeria Leon d’Oro, a stereotypically bustling Italian restaurant squeezed into one of Riva Del Garda’s many narrow, winding streets. Negotiating wine lists in Italy can be a tricky affair, given each region’s unwavering commitment to its …

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Getting Ready for a Berry Tasty Pancake Tuesday with Keelings' #FruitFaces

Getting Ready for a Berry Tasty Pancake Tuesday with Keelings’ #FruitFaces

Pancake Tuesday is just a few days away and Keelings has come up with the berry best ideas to inspire you on this delicious celebration. To bring you fantastic and colourful pancakes, Keelings invited you to grab some blueberries and strawberries and to make a fruit face creation. Share it with the hashtag #FruitFaces and you …

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Romeo & Juliet Passimento White 2015 - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

Romeo & Juliet Passimento White 2015 – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

Italy has always been a source for romantic inspiration… Think gondola rides in Venice, joyfully sharing a gelato in Rome or having an intimate picnic on a sunny afternoon in a beautiful park in Tuscany. With Valentine’s Day getting closer, we decided to give a nod to the country’s allure and embrace the amore. Romeo & …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Porta Nova Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Porta Nova Ripasso Valpolicella Superiore 2013

In the pages of horror stories there are many types of villains and evil creatures with plenty of unnerving feeding habits. Vampires, werewolves and zombies… They all could be consider humanitarians, but among them, one of the most scary and legendary characters is actually a man, and in fact, a doctor. This Halloween Bank Holiday Weekend calls …

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Torre dei Beati: A Boutique Approach to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Torre dei Beati: A Boutique Approach to Montepulciano d’Abruzzo

Half way down Italy’s “boot” in the Pescara commune of the Abruzzo region lies a quaint hilltop town named Loreto Aprutino. The rooftops, normally a russet terracotta colour, are covered in snow that luminesces in the half-light of the dusk of winter. A cooling, hazy night air softens the lights of the streetlamps so that …

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Top Picks from Lidl's Limited Edition Italian Wines Summer Range

Top Picks from Lidl’s Limited Edition Italian Wines Summer Range

From the 13th of June and only while stocks last, Lidl will be featuring a special summer offer of Italian wines that compliment their Italiamo range of foods. Master of Wine Richard Bampfield vouches for the quality of a selection that we had the opportunity to try in advance and that will surely fly off the shelves. The …

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Castello Banfi Tuscan Wine Dinner 7pm Tuesday 2nd February 2016

To celebrate Febvreuary Febvre who are at the forefront of the Irish wine trade for over 50 years with renowned winery Castello Banfi will be hosting a 5 course Italian dinner. They will be matching award winning Castello Banfi wines with artisan Italian produce in a specially created menu by Chef Warren Massey. Wines will …

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Wine of the Week - Cusumano Benuara 2014 €18.99 Now €16.99 by Suzi Redmond

Wine of the Week – Cusumano Benuara 2014 €18.99 Now €16.99 by Suzi Redmond

Cusumano Benuara 2014 – Nero d’Avola, Syrah / Shiraz Another super offering from this winery. This wine has a deep and beautiful nose with aromas of blackberries, cherries, and spice with a light undertone of damp earth. It has an intriguing nose that almost transports you to Sicliy. The palate really offers a lot, a …

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