The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2017

Who doesn’t love Gin? Who doesn’t love Presents? Who doesn’t love Christmas? Who doesn’t love The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza Post? Well after the popularity of last years post not many, so at Gin and Griddle we have the Solution – It’s BACK ! The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza with all new ideas…

Thank-you … #IrishFoodBlogger

Last month, I won Best Food Review Blog at the Blog Awards Ireland 2017. Genuinely shocked, I had no expectation of wining, actually of even placing if I’m honest. There are so many fantastic food bloggers in Ireland, so to know that people think Gin & Griddle is worthy and in fact one of the…

California Dreaming (of Wine!)

We were delighted to attend the California Wine Fair 2017 in the Shelbourne Hotel, last Thursday 28th of September. This first event in Dublin was a chance to reintroduce California wine to the Public and Trade. California Wine has suffered under the burden of excise increases and reduced spending on premium wine in Ireland over…

Event ~ A Rooftop Party at the Radisson Hotel Dublin

Did you know that there’s a rooftop space, perfect for parties, in the Radisson hotel on Golden Lane? Neither did I… until we had a Summer party there last month. It’s a rooftop but on the 1st floor so it is easily accessible from the main hotel lobby. On a sunny Friday in July, 200…

Event ~ The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale (Summer 2017)

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Wine Lover’s Sale in the Cliff Town House on St. Stephen’s Green, to sample and taste their latest offerings. With a selection of sparkling, white, rose and red, the wines are the perfect match for an August Bank Holiday BBQ. All the wines are available from their 129…

#TigerStreetEats ~ Michelin Star Street Food

The MART Creative Hub, an industrial space in Portobello Harbour, was transformed for the much anticipated collaboration between Tiger Beer and the Singaporean Michelin star hawker chef Chan Hon Meng. Chef Chan’s street food stall in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, was one of two street food stalls to receive a…

Valentines Gifts for Gin Lovers

For the one in your life that loves Gin, here are some ideas for nice gin gifts this Valentines Day. From Not on the High Street, M&S or just your local off licence….For my favourite gins of 2016 have a look here. Gin Botanical Garden With everything you need to sow, grow & mix. Designed…

Gin & Griddle – Top 5 Gins in 2016

Over Christmas and New Year I posted pictures and mini reviews of the gins I really enjoyed in 2016 to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Some new gins, some not so new, but all great. And here’s the top 5 from that round-up. I hope you enjoy reading, maybe learn about a new Gin and I…

The Best of 2016 on Gin & Griddle

So as 2016 draws to a close, before we jump in to 2017, its time to look back and reflect on the best of the year…. I love writing these posts, remembering the great places, food and experiences; I’ve appreciated and that have stayed with me afterwards… Enjoy and let me know what you think! best…

The Great Big GIN Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016

Who doesn’t love Gin? Who doesn’t love Presents? Who doesn’t love Christmas? Well at Gin and Griddle we have the Solution – The Great Big Gin Gift Extravaganza – Christmas 2016 … ! We have looked at the best online Gin related gifts for friends and family, from stocking fillers to under the tree gifts –…

Event ~ The Aldi Christmas Wine Event

Last week we were invited to The Aldi Christmas Wine Event in Farrier & Draper, to sample and taste their Christmas offerings in sparkling, white, red, dessert wine and port. Sparkling Wine There were 5 offerings here. We first tried the Veuve Monsigny Champagne (€19.99), perfect Christmas morning tipple. It’s elegant, quite tart though but…

Gin & Griddle – Updating and Upgrading…

A lack of blog posts the last week or so as I’m in the process of upgrading my website, moving from wordpress.com to .org and self hosted. It’s taking a few days but getting there. I’ll be adding a brand new theme and look in the coming weeks also. Please bear with me while this…