O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
33 Spruce Avenue Stillorgan Industrial Park Co. Dublin Ireland Ireland
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  • Rosé's Return

     

    We may not be experiencing the most Summer-like weather just now, but with tomorrow being the 1st of July and most schools breaking up this week we are heading into peak season for holidays.

    I’m sure that just like me, anyone else planning on holidaying at home will already have weighed up the pros and cons of staying in Ireland against heading away, and no doubt our weath...

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    Rosé's Return
  • A Taste of Summer!

    At this time of year my thoughts always tend to turn toward rosé, for me, nothing says summer quite like a crisp refreshing glass of rosé.

    Deliciously drinkable on its own, Rosé’s star reallyshineswhen it comes tofood matching, probably because of the fact that it expresses some of thecharactersof both red and white wines.

    Of course for most of us, thin...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • Days Of Wine And Roses

    After more than six months of buying trips, tastings and blending sessions, July is one of the most exciting times of the year because our new wines start to arrive. Some of these wines were only being conceived when the bunches were ripeningon the vines last autumn and some were planned over a year ago. To see them finally arrive on Irish shores, often for the first timecreatesa real ...

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  • Something to ‘Bellow’ about

    South African wines sometimes geta bit of a bashing in this country, things you hear about the wines are ‘harsh, alcoholic, burnt etc.’ and indeed some of the cheaper South African wines could hardly be described as attractive.

    However the more serious estates have always made great wines, wines that win trophies all over the world and are widely considered among some of the...

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