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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  • Perfect Pink Wines

    As I write, the sun is beating through the office window, and with this in mind, I have decided to return to the topic of Rosé for my blog today. Regular readers will by now that I am a huge fan of Rosé wines, the main reason being that can be such good wines for food-matching, particularly with the grilled fish, barbecues and salads filling our tables just now. I have chosen four w...

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    Perfect Pink Wines
  • NEIPA – This seasons must have style

    India Pale Ale continues to be a the most popular style amongst craft beer drinkers and brewers are constantly looking for new takes on the style. For the last few years the trend in IPAs has been towards more and more hops with bigger, bolder flavours and in turn increasing the bitterness. The West Coast style IPA epitomizes this bigger bolder ethos. However in the ever evolving wo...

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    NEIPA – This seasons must have style
  • Brilliant BBQ Wines

    With a  fairly good weather outlook ahead, I thought now would the perfect time to have a look at some simple guidelines on how best to pair wines with BBQ dishes successfully.

    Above all, you should choose fresh, fruity, wines; zesty, citrusy whites, and bright, fruity reds and take care to avoid overly oaky wines either red or white and also avoid any red with heavy tannins.<...

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    Brilliant BBQ Wines
  • French Favourites

    Our French wine sale begins this Wednesday, May 10th and is running for two full weeks right through until Wednesday the 24th, so there can be no better time to pick up a few bottles of your favourite French wine or even to try something new.

    With over 300 wines covering a wide variety of wine styles, there's something here to suit everyone.

    To get you thinking, I ha...

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    French Favourites
  • Going Vertical

    The annual release of Two Hundred Fathoms is upon us. If you are not aware of it, this is a highly rated and limited release barrel aged Imperial Stout from Galway Bay Brewery. It is a big rich and malty stout aged for three months in freshly emptied Teeling’s Small Batch whiskey casks.

    The colour of the beer is as black as one can get with a mocha coloured head. The aroma ...

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    Going Vertical
  • Darker Beer for Brighter Days

    So summer begins, or it will in another months’ time, depending on who you ask of course. We certainly have enjoyed some fine weather recently and with this I imagine people will turn to lighter styles of beer but that need not be the case. You can still enjoy the rich flavours and aromas of malt driven beers, matched with a crisp and refreshing finish, with some dark lagers.

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    Darker Beer for Brighter Days
  • Celebrate Spanish Wine Week With Us

    Just In case you hadn’t heard, we are right in the middle of the second, annual Spanish Wine Week.

    This exciting initiative from the Spanish embassy will see numerous tasting and events taking place right across the country all week, including this Thursday night at Smock Alley Theatre, where O’Briens Wine Director, Lynne Coyle MW will be hosting a very special tasting (u...

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    Celebrate Spanish Wine Week With Us
  • Unusual Gin

    There is a vast array of different gins on the market, generally they fall into a few different categories depending on the botanicals used, distillation method or where in the world it is produced. One such category that is rarely seen in quality gin nowadays is cold compound gin.

    Cold compounding simply means infusing the base spirit with botanicals rather than adding the b...

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    Unusual Gin
  • Early Easter Treats!

    With Easter looming large on the Horizon, many of us will be thinking of serving the traditional roast leg of spring Lamb, and the classic partner of red Bordeaux to serve alongside it.

    So, it is very apt, that we have just launched our spring Bordeaux parcels promotion, of course buying Bordeaux can seem daunting for some, so to help de-mystify the region, I have laid out a fe...

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    Early Easter Treats!
  • The Great Gin Hunt

    Here at O’Briens we have been searching out some of the very best and most interesting gins from around the world. Each week we taste, nose and examine gins from around the world looking for unique and interesting flavours and aromas. We are looking for gins that have a story to tell or an interesting approach be that through unusual botanicals or distillation methods. Above all of ...

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    The Great Gin Hunt

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