Drinks

Wine of the week – Porta 6 €12.99

Porta 6 €12.99 Castelão, Tempranillo, Touriga Nacional A delightful Portuguese wine made with traditional grapes from the mountains north of Lisboa.  A wine favoured by Celebrity Chef James Martin, that one mention on Saturday Kitchen...

Rugby Wines for October

You may not have noticed it, but there’s a Rugby World Cup going on right now. It’s just too irresistible to avoid matching wines to the countries participating in the tournament. Grab some of...

Beers for Oktoberfest

It’s Oktoberfest time again! This fine tradition started over 200 years ago in Munich as the afters of a wedding, and we Irish think we know how to have the craic. The reason it...

The Liqueur of Love – An Ode to Amaretto

The usual response when I return from the bar, massive brandy glass in hand is ‘What on earth are you drinking?’ The dark amber liquid is Amaretto, my drink of choice. Most people I...

Grenache Groupies

We’ve already seen that Grenache is a versatile grape, even when made as a single varietal. It’s such a popular grape that others want to get in on the act, to get a piece...

An evening of Wine Tasting with Cases Wine

Cases Wine Warehouse, located in Tuam County Galway, is an independent importer providing great wines at great prices directly to consumers and trade both from their warehouse and from their user friendly website www.cases.ie....

Refreshing Summer Wines

Glorious Grenache – Flying Solo

Did you celebrate Grenache Day on 18th September? If not, and you like red wine, then you should put the date in your calendar for next year! Here are some key facts about Grenache:...

Leyda Leads the Charge for Women in Wine

Chief winemaker of Viña Leyda and one of Chile’s “Top 100 Leading Women 2013” and “Top 10 Winemakers” Viviana Navarrete recently visited Dublin and I was lucky enough to meet her for a chat. I...