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Monthly Archives: February 2017

  • Whiskey & Food Pairing

    When planning your drinks accompaniment to your dinner menu why not consider whiskey?

    While whiskey is typically enjoyed on its own, or you may have tried traditional Irish pot still with smoked salmon, it may surprise you how versatile whiskey is. With so many different expressions and variations there is a lot to play around with when pairing with food. There is no hard and f...

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    Whiskey & Food Pairing
  • Just Arrived!

     

    One of the best things about this job is that with our constantly evolving wine-range there is always something new to try, and while January and February can be a little quieter on that front, things kick up a gear in Spring with an abundance of newly-made wines in the tasting room awaiting sign-off and lots of new wines hitting the shelves in our stores.

    A counter...

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    Just Arrived!
  • Reviving a Spirit

    There is perhaps no other drink that brings with it such a great degree of infamy in the public mind as absinthe. But what is absinthe and is its reputation truly warranted?

    Absinthe is distilled in a similar method to gin, where the botanicals are macerated in base alcohol and redistilled. A wide range of herbs can be used in the production of absinthe with the primary three...

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    Reviving a Spirit
  • Spring Sipping

    It’s hard to believe that the first day of Spring falls next week, ‘Tempus Fugit’ and all that aside, I thought now would be the perfect time to focus in on some fresh white wine choices to pair with the lighter dishes that will soon be appearing on our tables.

    Of course, if I wanted to play it safe we could look at Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio, I could certainly reco...

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    Spring Sipping
  • An Ale For All Seasons

    Ah February, while it may officially be spring, it seems we get all seasons at once. Well now is the perfect time to rediscover red ales. Red ales are such versatile all-rounders that suit all weather conditions while pairing well with a wide range of foods. Classic matches are mild fruity or tangy cheeses to hearty meals like wild game, winter vegetables or the ubiquitous family favo...

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    An Ale For All Seasons
  • Que Syrah, Syrah!

    Syrah, when grown in its Northern Rhône homeland produces wines with a deliciously savoury and peppery style, that make it a perfect choice for these late winter/early spring days.

    Ferraton’s Crozes-Hermitage la Matiniere (€17.95 down from €19.95) is a great example of this style, a beautifully balanced lighter style of Syrah in which elegance and very pure fruit combine...

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    Que Syrah, Syrah!
  • What's in my beer

    Malt, hops, water and yeast form the building blocks for a huge range of diverse flavours in beer with the different variations on these ingredients creating a myriad of different styles from light lager to imperial stouts. Just these four ingredients are responsible for the vast majority of craft beers we drink.

    In fact, the famous Reinheitsgebot, or German beer purity law, ...

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    What's in my beer
  • A Vinous tour through Italy’s Rugby Heartland.

     

     I’m sure, like me, many of you will be cheering on the Irish team as they take to field in Rome’s Stadio Olimpico this weekend to take on the Azzurri.

    And although the trip to Rome represents the longest journey in any Irish six nations campaign, it is also a bit of a stretch to consider this a home tie for most of the Italian side, as with their clubs they will be bas...

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    A Vinous tour through Italy’s Rugby Heartland.
  • It’s a Family affair.

    Château de Paraza, our latest find from the Languedoc is a true family concern, above we can see Annick Danglas and her sons Antoine & Matthieu out surveying the crop, Sister Lucile and Dad Pascal are equally hands on. Continue reading to find out more about this great new wine.

    Lying in the heart of the village of Paraza, the Château of Paraza is one of the oldest estates in the ...

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    It’s a Family affair.

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