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Calling All Craft Beer Fans – O’Briens Blanchardstown Is Hosting A Craft Beer Festival

Is there anything better than enjoying a crisp cold beer on a hot summer day? With this current heatwave we’re having a refreshing craft beer is essential to cool down. If you’re a passionate craft beer lover you’re in luck as O’Briens Wine Blanchardstown is hosting their first ever Craft Beer Festival. This exciting craft …

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Spanish Wine Week

Win 6 Bottles of Spanish White Wine Courtesy of O’Briens Wine to Celebrate Spanish Wine Week – CLOSED

To celebrate Spanish Wine Week, TheTaste are giving readers the chance to win 6 bottles of white wine from O’Briens Wine. Spanish Wine Week will run from the 23rd until the 29th of April 2018. It is designed for wine and food lovers of all levels and there is an event to suit everyone. From …

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Win a Fabulous Hamper of Grey Goose Vodka with All You Need to Make Le Grand Fizz Cocktails

This Grey Goose Limited Edition Pop-Up Bar is Coming to Dublin For Two Days Only

The last word in luxury vodka, Grey Goose, is always a pleasure to sip. Smooth and sophisticated, this multi award-winning vodka has been consistently recognised as one of the world’s best and it is a favourite of bartenders across the globe for the creation of high end cocktails. The recently launched Grey Goose Limited Edition …

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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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Selbach Riesling Mosel QbA - Wine of the Week from O'Briens

Selbach Riesling Mosel QbA – Wine of the Week from O’Briens

If Riesling was a musical instrument instead of a grape, it would be a flute. Capable of adapting to rhythms as varied as a captivating lullaby, a folk metal headbanger, a classic symphony or even an eerie tune, its distinctiveness doesn’t make it a tiny bit inflexible. In Germany, both are often featured in legends. While …

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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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Christmas Fizz Sale at O’Briens: Find Great Value Champagne and Prosecco

O’Briens has launched a fabulous Christmas Fizz Sale with amazing value Champagne and other bubbles: 25% off all Prosecco and 40% on Lanson Black Label Champagne. This Festive Fizz Sale ends Friday December 23rd 10 pm so hurry up and stock up on the bubbles you’ll need for all your holiday celebrations! For more information obrienswine.ie ABOUT …

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Wine of the Week from O'Briens: Urlar Pinot Noir 2012

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Urlar Pinot Noir 2012

Life is full of coincidences… From namesakes with an uncanny resemblance, to people that have repeatedly survived a lightning strike, from those who find a wedding ring decades after loosing it, to those who re-encounter a long-lost cat miles away from home. Randomness, destiny or our ability to reflect on things and give them meaning? It’s impossible to …

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O'Briens Wines Launches Irish Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Offers for September

O’Briens Wine Launches Irish Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey Offers for September

While wine lovers will have plenty of choice at O’Briens Wine biggest wine sale of the year, this week they got even more great news, as they are releasing offers for both Irish Craft Beer and Irish Whiskey. There are over 150 Irish craft beers in their sale, with IPA’s, stouts, red ales, lagers ciders and more, …

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Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Rizzardi Frizzante Prosecco

Wine of the Week from O’Briens: Rizzardi Frizzante Prosecco

This Wednesday is the last day of August. A day we wave good-bye to a summer that brought us a day when Dublin was hotter than Barcelona, the villain-centered blockbuster (and Halloween 2016 inspiration fuel) Suicide Squad, Britney Spear’s comeback and Rihanna’s work, work, work, work, work. Pop culture references aside, now that we’re falling into autumn let …

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The Wonderful Wines of Oz: No Place Like Australia for Modern, Exciting Wines

The Wonderful Wines of Oz: Sophisticated Australian Wines to Look out for

We’re not in Kansas anymore. We’re in wonderful Australia, where Christmas happens during summertime and where Syrah is spelled Shiraz. Unlike the characters of L. Frank Baum’s children’s classic, winemakers in Oz don’t need to find a wizard’s help as they already have plenty of brains, heart and courage, and they’re using them all to up the country’s …

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Wine Wednesday pick from O’Briens: Pazo Barrantes 2014

Wine Wednesday pick from O’Briens: Pazo Barrantes 2014

Summer and Spain are two words that simply work well together… Long evenings sharing tapas and conversation by a Mediterranean beach, glasses of wine to accompany the occasion and the promise of an unforgettable holiday. It’s no surprise that the country is one of Ireland’s favourite destinations during the season. Rias Baixas is different and …

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Wine Wednesday pick from O'Briens: Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas 2012

Wine Wednesday pick from O’Briens: Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas 2012

On a day like today, 47 years ago, Apolo XI landed on the Moon. The world watched in awe when six hours later (21th by then) astronaut Neil Armstrong opened the hatch and his small step was deemed a giant leap for mankind. There is a dessert in Chile called Valle de la Luna (Valley of the Moon) which resembles what …

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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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Wine Wednesday Pick from O’Briens: Petit Bourgeois Pinot Noir Rose

Wine Wednesday Pick from O’Briens: Petit Bourgeois Pinot Noir Rose

As rosé wines are painting the town pink, even naysayers that that saw the wine world in red and white are reconsidering and blushing with joy as the rosy shade covers their palates. Rosé enthusiasts are entitled to say their I-told-you-sos, but we prefer to spread the joy and let modern, elegant wine-making speak for itself. …

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Champagne dinner with Charles Heidsiek at Forest Avenue

Champagne Dinner with Charles Heidsieck at Forest Avenue this 5th of July

On the 5th of July, join O’Briens for an aperitif and a four course Champagne dinner hosted by Stephen Leroux, Director of the multi award winning Charles Heidsieck Champagne. Five amazing champagnes will be matched with a seasonal menu developed for the occasion by Forest Avenue. Forest Avenue is a neighbourhood dining room run by …

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