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  • Delicious Autumn treats on offer for just €10

    As autumn settles in, I like to savour every last opportunity to the enjoy fresher and more elegant styles of wine, before winter takes hold and my tastes tend to shift toward heavier reds and richer whites to complement the richer, more robust dishes on the table.

    Regardless of the weather outside, for me the fresh character of these wines enjoyed at this time of year is almo...

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    Delicious Autumn treats on offer for just €10
  • Many are called, few are chosen!

    It may seem a little early in the year to be looking back, but by this time of the year, all of the wine buying is done and practically all of the new wines are already on the shelves.

    Led by our wine buyer Lynne Coyle MW, the three of us on the wine team have tasted in excess of 3,000 wines this year.

    To say that the selection process is stringent would be an understat...

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    Many are called, few are chosen!
  • 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
  • Awesome Albariños!

    Grown in the Galicia, the cool and wet northwest corner (known to locals as green Spain) Albariño is without a doubt Spain’s best cool climate white wine.

    It has always been a favourite among wine writers, sommeliers and other wine insiders, but in space of just a few short years Albariño has made the jump from niche product into the mainstream spotlight, so much so tha...

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    Awesome Albariños!
  • 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.
  • Sunshine Wines from Spain

     Ask any wine professional/sommelier/wine critic what country is really hot now in terms of exciting wines and invariably the answer will be Spain. Spain is on fire at the moment not only are the old favourites like Rioja and Ribera del Duero making the best wines in their history there is a plethora of lesser known regions producing wines of astonishingly good quality at sensible prices. ...

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    Sunshine Wines from Spain
  • 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
  • Celebrate World Tapas Day!

    A surge in popularity over the past two decades has seen Tapas elevated from humble bar snack to one of the World’s favourite ways to dine.

    In recognition of this popularity Thursday, June 16th has been designated the inaugural World Tapas Day, so in the spirit of this new addition to the calendar I thought should offer some wine recommendations for all of you who are plan...

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    Celebrate World Tapas Day!
  • New wines to try for Spanish Wine Week

    We are celebrating Spanish wine week with a great Spanish wine sale and I’m sure that should be pique your interest as here in Ireland we have for a very long time been lovers of Spanish wine.

    This is borne out by the numbers, we are Spain’s 20th largest market, and which is an absolutely huge figure given the size of our population.

    Of course a great deal of this can...

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  • Organic Wines on the Rise

    Once seen as a niche product, consumption of organic wine is now growing faster than that of conventional vintages.

    Many Organic producers are now making innovative & delicious wines as good as or better than anything made by conventional methods

    Here at O’Briens, we have for a long time been supporters of this shift in thinking, and I have picked out just a fe...

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