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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  • 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.
  • A Taxing Issue

     

    Here in Ireland we have some of the highest rates of alcohol excise duty in the EU, and while I’m sure my colleagues in the beer and spirits departments will have plenty of issue with the excise rates being 2.5 times the European average, it is wine that is the most disproportionally taxed.

    At €3.19 per bottle, we are out on our own at the top of the table and pay more...

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    A Taxing Issue
  • Great Budget wines for January

     

    As we all tighten our belts and wait desperately for the first pay-cheque of the new year to hit the bank account, the need for budget wines is more pressing now than at any other time of the year.

    With this in mind, and to help to get you through to the end of the month, I have picked out below four great budget wines for January.

    In terms of quality/price ratio thes...

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    Great Budget wines for January
  • Fabulous Fizz for the Festive Season

     

    When it comes to choosing a bubbly for celebrating this Christmas or indeed for ushering in the New Year, we have lots of different wines on offer to suit all tastes and budgets, so to help you make your selection I have picked out a few delicious examples below.

    To break it down, there are three categories into which most sparkling wines fall; Prosecco and similar wines, ...

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    Fabulous Fizz for the Festive Season
  •  Happy Hallo-Wine!

     While you could be easily forgiven for thinking that Halloween treats were only for the kids calling to your door, there is always room for some grown-up treats as well.

    I know I for one will be treating myself to a glass or two of red wine over the bank holiday weekend, and my choice will almost certainly come from the delicious selection I have picked out below.

    Al...

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     Happy Hallo-Wine!
  • 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.
  • Irish Craft Beer Sale Continues...

    You can now get 6 for the price of 5 on over 130 Irish craft beers and ciders. There is a lot to choose from but today I am going to pick out just a few. Hail Glorious Saint Patrick from Drogheda brewery Jack Cody’s is the perfect sipper for our national day. This limited edition extra stout is made with oatmeal, vanilla pods and fresh espresso beans producing a rich smooth body with the...

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  • Take One Grape - Pinot Noir

    Pinot Noir excudes flavours of strawberries, raspberries and black cherry mingledtogether and is defined by crisp acidity, Mike Raymond the character in the 2004 Academy Award winning Sideways movie was famous forhis outspoken views on Merlot, he also however summed up Pinot Noir beautifully:

    "it's a hard grape to grow, it's thin-skinned, temperamental, ripens early ...

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  • The Craft Beer Sale Returns!

    Following huge interest and enthusiasm for our last Craft Beer Sale, it’s back and this time it’s even bigger and better with something for everyone!

    Here’s some of the beers we’re stocking up on;

    Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere 70cl Bottle

    Southern Hemisphere is a south-by-north fusion that showcases the intriguing floral and herbal flavours ...

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  • Craft Beer Sale Picks

    Our Craft Beer Sale is now in full swing with over 100 different beers to choose from.

    Apart from the value for money aspect (6 for the price of 5!), you can mix and match the range, giving you an opportunity stock up on your old favourites or to get adventurous and try some new beers that you might not normally pick up.

    Following a canvass of the office, here’s...

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