O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
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  • October Red Wine Ideas

    Last week I recommended some of the new white wines that hit our shelves in the past year which may have slipped under your radar.  This week I am taking a look at three new red wines that are worth investigating, and all are on special promotion for October.

    With the Autumnal season painting our countryside beautiful shades of russet and gold, the wines we reach for tend to g...

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    October Red Wine Ideas
  • Glorious Galicia: Lagar de Costa

    Galicia, located in the northwest of Spain, is riding the crest of a winemaking wave right now and their signature grape, Albariño, is leading the charge.  An aromatic and versatile variety that tends to produce high acidity, light-medium bodied wines with plenty of pear, citrus and floral notes, Albariño is proving to be a worthy alternative to Sauvignon Blanc.  Rías Baixas ...

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    Glorious Galicia: Lagar de Costa
  • Celebrate Malbec World Day

    To celebrate Malbec World Day, this Tuesday, April 17th, we are taking 20% off a selected range of Malbecs.

    Why not join in the celebrations at home by choosing a Malbec and take part in in the global conversation by using the hashtag #MalbecWorldDay

    I know that, I for one will be savouring one of the wonderful wines below this evening, now if I could only decide which o...

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    Celebrate Malbec World Day
  • Marvellous Malbec

    In just the last 15 years, Malbec has gone from being a niche grape that was largely unheard of, to now being one of Ireland’s favourite grape varietals.

    And while Malbec’s home region may be Southwest France, the credit for this recent success sits squarely with Argentina, with the World’s largest planting, and its own distinctive style Argentina is undoubtedly now its...

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    Marvellous Malbec
  • Last of the Summer Sauvignons

    As Ireland’s favourite grape variety, Sauvignon Blanc surely needs no introduction but as the wines tend to be so well suited to summer, I thought I would use this week’s blog to highlight some of the superb Sauvignons we currently have on offer.

    While France’s Loire valley can claim the title of being Sauvignon’s spiritual home, New Zealand is undoubtedly the driving f...

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    Last of the Summer Sauvignons
  • 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!
  • Harvest 2016: The View from Spain

    With the grape harvest now well underway in many of Spain’s classic wine regions, the consensus seems to be that growers across Spain are expecting a 2016 harvest of good quality but slightly smaller in quantity than 2015.

    However, given that Spain produced 36.7 million hectolitres (approx. 4.8 billion bottles) of wine last year! There’s no need to be too worried about this...

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    Harvest 2016: The View from Spain
  • Awesome Albariños!

    Grown in the Galicia, the cool and wet northwest corner (known to locals as green Spain) Albariño is without a doubt Spain’s best cool climate white wine.

    It has always been a favourite among wine writers, sommeliers and other wine insiders, but in space of just a few short years Albariño has made the jump from niche product into the mainstream spotlight, so much so tha...

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    Awesome Albariños!
  • Think Outside the Box This Bank-Holiday weekend.

    Far removed from the situation when I first started out in wine, we now have a dazzling array of grape varieties available to us when choosing a wine, so we really have no excuse to slavishly stick to the same old favourites.

    Of course being a bit of a wine geek myself, I’m always on the lookout for something new, but don’t worry I haven’t chosen any of these wines just f...

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    Think Outside the Box This Bank-Holiday weekend.
  • Pick up a Pinot

    Notoriously hard to grow, Pinot Noir has developed a bit of a reputation as the most challenging of all Grape variety.

    Taking into account the fact that Pinot not only plays a huge role in the production of Premium Champagnes but also that in its home region of Burgundy it produces some of the priciest and certainly most romanticised red wines in the world, it’s easy see wh...

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    Pick up a Pinot

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