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Bodegas Bentomiz

Bodegas Bentomiz

System Tuesday 17th February 2015 0
On these dreary February Tuesdays it seems like an idyllic dream to just pack up and escape to a vineyard somewhere warmer and less rainy when we look out our windows. For most it remains just a dream but for the brave few who make that leap it is bound to be an exciting voyage of discovery. Last week we were fortunate to welcome Clara Verheij who, together with her husband André, did just that! There they found one of Spain's most exciting wineries, Bodegas Bentomiz. This small estate are pr...
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Five Great Sparkling Wines For Valentine's Day

Five Great Sparkling Wines For Valentine's Day

System Monday 9th February 2015 0
It's that time of year when we all get a bit romantic and think about treating our loved ones to something special for Valentine's day. Flowers or chocolates are a usual favourite, but for something really classy then it has to be a good bottle of fizz. We have a huge range of sparkling wines and Champagne which are priced to suit all pockets, the great thing about them is that they are best shared! We have picked out some of our favourites with an emphasis on some great rosé Champagnes. ...
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American Craft Distilling

American Craft Distilling

System Monday 26th January 2015 2
Distilling in America can trace its roots back to the 1600s when Europeans landed with a longing to set up farms on newly (ahem) acquired fertile land. Corn and sugar cane were new crops to many of these settlers and it was not long before they began plantations for commercial purposes. Sometimes a bumper harvest would come along and farmers were left with an excess. Some settlers from Scotland, Ireland and Wales brought with them a knowledge of distilling and they quickly adapted their old r...
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Trends and drinks to look out for in 2015- Part 2

Trends and drinks to look out for in 2015- Part 2

System Wednesday 14th January 2015 1
Whisk(e)y Trends in 2015   Ireland   Confidence is at an all-time high. With exports booming and investment being carried out at an unprecedented level. But what can we expect as punters?    There is no doubt that we will see a lot more brands coming on stream. However, the liquid has to come from somewhere, and there will be some very similar tasting whiskeys out there which have been drawn from existing stocks.   The big guns at Midleton, Kilbeggan and Bushmi...
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Trends and drinks to look out for in 2015- Part 1

Trends and drinks to look out for in 2015- Part 1

System Monday 12th January 2015 2
2014 was a slightly worrying year for the big spirits producers. Established and emerging markets saw a decline in sales of traditional standards such as Scotch whiskey and Cognac. Happily we are set to see another record year for Irish whiskey sales but what else are the taste makers predicting to sell in 2015?     Tequila and Mezcal- The Ones To Watch in 2015   For many years, tequila carried a reputation by most to be drank in the form of a ‘shot’ or ‘slammer’ in night ...
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Christmas Tasting 2014

Christmas Tasting 2014

System Tuesday 25th November 2014 3
We are very Excited for our Celtic Whiskey Christmas Tasting, taking place at the Palace Bar, Fleet Street, Dublin on Thursday 4th December at 7.30pm. We feel we have put together a really special collection that even Father Christmas himself would be proud of! We Ho-Ho-Hope (Sorry!) to see many of you there to enjoy some seasonal delights!    On the Night we will be Tasting the Following Beauties:   Celtic Cask Ocht 46% One of three of our latest releases. This excell...
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