Game on! Tomorrow’s Six Nations match will see Ireland and Italy giving their best at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, where they’ll battle for a much needed win, after last week’s results. The programme starts at 1:30 pm and the game begins at 2:25 pm (Ireland’s time). You can watch it live on RTE 2.
Whether you are rooting for the boys in green or for the Azzurri, have a good bottle at hand to toast to your team’s success! Here are our top recommendations for Irish and Italian drinks perfect for the occasion…
Franciscan Well Rebel Red
If you believe Ireland CAN win the match, get this toasty red ale!
Price €2.60 – Widely Available
Jameson Limited Edition St. Patrick’s Day
One of the most popular Irish whiskeys goes extra green for Paddy’s Day.
Price €30 – Widely Available
Bonac 24 Gin – O’Briens Wine
This recently launched gin is made in Wicklow by a father and son team and it’s a wonderful addition to the local craft scene!
Price €45 – O’Briens Wine
A rich and fruity red, approachable and balanced. Campofiorin is an ideal wine to watch a match.
Price €19.95 – O’Briens Wine
Soave Classico Cantina di Monteforte
A fresh white with moderate acidity and plenty of citrus and stone fruit. Not only it’s a real treat, it’s great value.
Price €11.80 – M&S
Forget about Prosecco, Franciacorta is the Italian doppelganger of Champagne. Uncork these bubble only if deep down, you’re sure Italy has the game in the bag.
Price €49.50 – Terroirs
Gabriela’s passion for writing is only matched by her love for food and wine. Journalist, confectioner and sommelier, she fell in love with Ireland years ago and moved from Venezuela to Dublin in 2014.
Since then, she has written about and worked in the local food scene, and she’s determined to discover and share the different traditions, flavours and places that have led Irish food and drink to fascinate her.