O’Briens Wine Beer & Spirits
33 Spruce Avenue Stillorgan Industrial Park Co. Dublin Ireland Ireland
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  • A Decidedly Mediterranean Gin

    Over the last couple of weeks I have picked out a number of new and interesting gins from our line-up. However, for this week’s blog I have focused on just one to fully understand the care and attention that goes into distillation of some of these great spirits. I could have picked from an array of great gins that showcase attention to detail with ingredients or distillation techn...

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    A Decidedly Mediterranean Gin
  • Treats for the Long Weekend

    This upcoming long weekend will surely see many dinner parties, celebrations, and informal gatherings as we all take advantage of the extra day off. Now, normally on the August bank holiday weekend, my blog would lean heavily toward BBQ wine tips, but unfortunately, the picture above might represent wishful-thinking as it doesn’t look like the weather is going to play ball.

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    Treats for the Long Weekend
  • Lighter reds for summer

    Whites and Rosé wines grab a lot of the attention in summer, and even when reds are mentioned, often it will be a big spicy wine to pair up with a BBQ.

    However, there is a wide range of lighter red wines which really come into their own when the sun is shining and some of them taste even better when lightly chilled.

    I have picked out a few such wines below, all of which...

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    Lighter reds for summer
  • Gin Travels

    There are just so many great gins to choose from in our gin sale, but where to start? Well I took a look at a trio of new Irish gins a couple of weeks ago (which you can check out here) so I thought it was time to do the same for some international gins. We have over 30 Irish and international gins on offer in our Gin Sale so here is just a taster of three imported gins, two new to our shelves...

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    Gin Travels
  • Whiplash

    Whiplash is the passion project of Alex Lawes and  Alan Wolfe. Alex was an award-winning home brewer before turning pro as head brewer with Rye River. Alan takes care of the commercial side and "kicks back with the first beer off the line every time." Whiplash beers, brewed at Rye River and occasionally at other breweries around the country, won’t have a core range as such but instead will ...

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    Whiplash
  • Talking Australia with Oz Clarke

    We were delighted to welcome the actor, presenter and writer Oz Clarke to Dublin last week. Author of Oz Clarke's Australian Wine Companion and renowned wine expert, we journeyed from the Australian wine industry going back one hundred years to its current day position.

    We carefully explored and tasted the diverse and exciting wine styles of cutting edge modern Australia - fro...

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    Talking Australia with Oz Clarke
  • Vinexpo, Bordeaux - The Most Glamourous Encounter of the Wine World

    If Prowein in Dusseldorf is considered the most important wine fair for commercial reasons, Vinexpo in Bordeaux is the most glamorous encounter of the wine world. First of all it takes place every two years, that contributes to build expectations. It is held in June, that recalls the summer light rather than the cold March darkness of the German counterpart. But most of all it is base...

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    Vinexpo, Bordeaux - The Most Glamourous Encounter of the Wine World
  • The Best from Down Under

    Our Australia & New Zealand Wine Sale Starts today Wednesday, July 12th and runs until 10 pm on Wednesday, July 12th.

    We have 20% - 35% off over 130 exciting wines included in the sale line-up, far too many to detail here but I have chosen a few of my favourites below, these wines are from some of the finest vineyards in the Southern hemisphere and should illustrate just ...

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    The Best from Down Under
  • A Trio of New Gins

    I am delighted to announce that we will have another of our Gin sales. Starting this Wednesday 12th of July and running until the 7th of August we will have over 30 gins on offer across our stores. Regular readers of this blog will know that I love discovering new gins that deliver new flavour experiences. It’s also great to be able to champion Irish producers and products, so what ...

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    A Trio of New Gins
  • Barley Wine, strong ale by any other name

    Despite the name Barley wine is not a wine but a strong ale with a high alcohol content ranging from 8% to 13% and sometimes even higher. The term Barley wine was used as a marketing term to tempt wine drinkers to turn their attention to a beer instead. The first beer to be advertised as barley wine was Bass No. 1 dating from around 1870 however the descriptor was probably in use for far longe...

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