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Wines for June by The Motley Cru

Nothing beats sipping on a glass of fine wine in the sunshine. So below are some summery wine suggestions that – though not exactly from outlandish varieties – are nevertheless a break from the...

Wines for August by The Motley Cru

“World days” seem to be ten-a-penny of late; it seems every day has some theme attached to it: ice-cream day, book day, even “System Administrator Appreciation Day” (Friday 31st July apparently) Wine is no...

July Barbecue Wines by The Motley Cru

We’ve been spoiled with the weather of late, to which the fumes from the multitude of barbecues alight in the warm evenings can attest. If you’re tempted to stand over the coals yourself, here...

Wines for April by The Motley Cru

April brings with it a sea-change here in Ireland: Easter, the end of Lent, the clocks going forward (technically the weekend before, but hey), and with all that the most tangible effects of spring...

Wines for March by The Motley Cru

March has a lot going for it: we’re finally out of winter (current Arctic weather notwithstanding), buds are blossoming, Mother’s Day is on Sunday 15th March and Patrick’s Day is, of course a couple...

Wines for Valentine’s Day by The Motley Cru

Love it or hate it, February will see the 2015 iteration of Valentine’s Day. It’s a time traditionally greeted with rolling eyes and complaints of expense and exploitation, with nay-sayers moaning about being ‘forced’...

Warming Winter Wines by The Motley Cru

There’s no escaping it: it’s definitely winter now. After a few glorious months of atypically good weather the chill has now settled in, the clocks have gone back and there are already Christmas ads...

Penfolds: The Australian Wine Legend you Can Count On

Penfolds: The Australian Wine Legend you Can Count On

Wine regions are often classified as either “Old World” or “New World”, a convenient, if blunt, dichotomy that in reality means Europe and everywhere else, respectively. But many “New World” producers are quite uncomfortable...

Crafting History: Glendalough Distillery

Crafting History: Glendalough Distillery

As worthy as the craft drinks boom has been in recent years, it’s hard not to be cynical about how abused the term ‘craft’ has become of late. It didn’t take too long for...

BeTomish – Another Irish Wine Success Story

Picture the scene: the sun is shining on the azure Mediterranean, you and your friends scoot around historic villages without a care, sailing, surfing and visiting art galleries before finally meeting up for a...