O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
33 Spruce Avenue Stillorgan Industrial Park Co. Dublin Ireland Ireland
+353 1 2931040 online@obrienswine.ie Monday-Saturday 10:30am-10pm Sunday 12:30am-10pm
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  • Wine Fair Update

    The O’Briens winter wine fair returns next month and is spread across three sessions on Friday & Saturday November 11th & 12th in Dublin and we will also be heading south and returning to Cork on Thursday November 10th

    With more than 50 producers represented and over 250 wines to taste, this promises to be the wine event of the year so far and tickets are selling fas...

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    Wine Fair Update
  • Top Tips from our Australia & New Zealand Wine Sale

    We have 20% - 40% off over 150 exciting wines in our Australia & New Zealand sale, far too many to list here so I have decided to focus today on these two countries’ flagship grape varieties.

    Like many new world countries, New Zealand and Australia have built their winemaking reputation using grape varieties of French origin, but to consider these wines as mere copies of ...

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    Top Tips from our Australia & New Zealand Wine Sale
  • A New Look For An Old Friend

    The Viña Chocalán story began in 1996 when Guillermo Toro Gonzalez, a Chilean entrepreneur with strong links to the wine-making business as the leading bottle supplier for the industry, proposed to diversify the family business and branch out into producing high-quality wines.

    Today, led by Guillermo’s daughter Aida Toro, family-owned Viña Chocalán is r...

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  • A visit from a Master Winemaker

    We are delighted and honoured to have Count Giuseppe Rizzardi visiting us to host atastingthis week (unfortunately now sold out).

    In the late 1990’s, Giuseppe joined the family business at the historic Veneto estate, Guerrieri Rizzardi, who acquired their vineyards in Negrar back in 1649.

    Giuseppe not only makes the Wine but is also in charge of the estate’s managemen...

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  • Winery of the Year

    I am delighted to report that last December, Emiliana were awardedWinery of the year 2015 by Wines of Chile.

    Mario Pablo Silva, President of Wines of Chile, announced the news saying,

    “Since its foundation, Emiliana has been a pioneer in this country and has made tremendous contributions to sustainability and the production of wine made with organic grapes …...

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  • Meet Matteo Ascheri

    The Ascheri family have been making wine in Piedmont since the early 19th century, but the winery as we know it today was established in 1880, when the family took the decision to move from the town of La Morra to Bra, which had become the most important town for the distribution of Barolo.

    Since that time they haveadded to the original La Morra Vineyards with estates in Serr...

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  • A novice harvester's view of the Languedoc

    I am delighted to have spent last weekend at the Gérard Betrand’s Chateau l’Hospitalet estate, which is located at ‘la Clape’ just outside Narbonne in the Languedoc region of the south of France.

    A group of twelve of us from O’Briens were visiting the estate for the harvest festival which marked the end of the 2015 harvest.

    We were only away f...

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  • Meet Winemaker Viviana Navarrette - Viña Leyda Wines

    Viviana Navarrete the Chief Winemaker of Viña Leyda Wines, Chile, will be visiting Dublin this September,Viviana is passionate about the stunning cool climate Pacific Ocean influenced Leyda Valley, where the vineyards cling to the hillsides just a few kilometres from the sea.

    This unique cool growing environment for vines encourages the slow ripening of the grapes whichis...

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  • Vinexpo: The Southern Stars

    Vinexpo: The Southern Stars

    In my blog on Vinexpo last week, I started out by telling you what an international fair it is and then I proceeded to tell you all about three of our producers from Burgundy!

    So I thought for this week’s post I would focus on three of our favourite producers from the Southern hemisphere, and from South America in particular.

    Our first stop was ...

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  • Meet the new Darlings.

    Meet the new Darlings!

    Less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town, the Darling region is home to Cloof Wine Estate, whose significant vineyard plantings are greatly influenced by proximity to the cooling effects Atlantic Ocean.

    These vineyards yield fruit of huge intensity and flavour, allowing Cloof’s team of highly-skilled young winemakers to produce a range of thoroughly mo...

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