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  • Hot off the Press!

    I’d like to use my blog this week to draw your attention to some of our wines which have been reviewed in the Irish Press over the last few Month.

    Julia Florista Branco 2016 (€7.95 down from €9.95) “A multi-regional blend of grape varieties. Light, soft and very pleasantly fruity. Drink solo or with summer salads.”  - John Wilson, Irish times, May 5th

    Bott...

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    Hot off the Press!
  • Wine tips for Easter Sunday Lunch

    In its deliciously tender spring-Lamb, the traditional Easter Sunday lunch brings to the table one of my favourite food & wine matching opportunities, and in my opinion, this calls for a structured, flavoursome red wine.

    You should aim for a red wine with a decent tannin structure, good depth of fruit and a finish that can endure as long as the lamb itself. The goal is to...

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    Wine tips for Easter Sunday Lunch
  • A Return to the Classics.

    Along with most wine bloggers, I am probably guilty of directing most my attention to the new wines on the scene, all the better if they come from an upcoming or even a surprising region or if they are produced using a largely unheard-of grape varietal or winemaking technique. Not that there is anything wrong with this per se, but it would be a shame not to give a mention to the some ...

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    A Return to the Classics.
  • Wonderful Whites For Summer!

    The June bank holiday this weekend kicks off the Summer season for most of us (even though the weather may not play along!), and what this means in terms of wine selection is a marked shift from red to white as we look for wines which will work well with the salads, seafood and lighter dishes gracing our tables.

    It isn’t always as simple as that though, some whites are better...

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    Wonderful Whites For Summer!
  • 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
  • A Long overdue look at an old Favourite!

    Rioja has long been one of Ireland’s favourite red wines so I thought it was about time I took a look at the region and its wines.

    Quite unlike the model followed in other regions, the DOC denomination (Spain’s highest quality grade) for Rioja is not attached to individual vineyards, but in fact covers the whole region, which itself is subdivided into three zones: Rioja Alt...

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    A Long overdue look at an old Favourite!
  • Harvest 2016: The View from Spain

    With the grape harvest now well underway in many of Spain’s classic wine regions, the consensus seems to be that growers across Spain are expecting a 2016 harvest of good quality but slightly smaller in quantity than 2015.

    However, given that Spain produced 36.7 million hectolitres (approx. 4.8 billion bottles) of wine last year! There’s no need to be too worried about this...

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    Harvest 2016: The View from Spain
  • Treat Yourself This Easter

    In its deliciously tender spring-Lamb, the traditional Easter Sunday lunch brings to the table one of my favourite food & wine matching opportunities.

    Lamb really is such a flavoursome and wine-friendly meat, working so well with a wide range of reds, from the classically Italian vibrant acidity and cherry fruit character of Porta Nova Ripasso through to the rich, robust style of Bl...

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  • Spring has Sprung!

    After the hail and snow of last week, it thankfully seems that spring has sprung, and just in time as we as a nation have a lot to celebrate over the coming weeks.

    Whether for Easter or St.patrick’s day, this is the time of year when we start see those larger family gatherings happening again.

    So to help with planning I have picked out below a few rock-solid wine choices w...

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  • Rugby & Rioja

    Rugby & Rioja

    Paul O'Connell takes to the field withMunster for one last time, totake on Glasgow warriors this Saturday evening in the showcase final of Rugby’s Pro12.

    Ordinarily I might have taken a momentous occasion such asthis as an opportunity to write about some Scotch Malt Whisky or even about some of the wonderful craft beers now being produced by our Celt...

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