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…

Event ~ Irish Gin & Tonic Fest, June 2016

A festival dedicated to Gin & Tonic. Irish Gin & Tonic Fest is taking place from June 20th -25th in venues throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland. Once the festival underway, you can vote for your favourite Irish Gin & Tonic by using the #IrishGnT hashtag on twitter (@IrishBeverages) or by going to their Facebook page.

World Gin Day – 11th June 2016

World Gin Day is on this Saturday, 11th June. Organised by Gin Monkey and now in it’s 8th year, World Gin Day is a day to celebrate all things Gin! If I was in London I’d be at Junipalooza – a gin festival taking place in Tobacco Docks on Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June. Alas…

#LifesBetterShaken – Orangina & Lunch at Residence

A couple of weeks ago and on one of the lesser spotted sunny & warm days this Summer, I was invited to a lunch to celebrate the (re)launch of Orangina. Memories of childhood holidays – a straw stuck into one of those cute little glass bottles. I was excited to go along, to catch up…

Event ~ Bloom in the Park, Phoenix Park, Dublin

This year we went to Bloom… having known about Bloom in the Park over the last few years we had never actually made it but decided to rectify that this year. With the word that it was bigger and better than ever we bought our tickets and arrived early Sunday morning of the bank holiday to…

Event ~ Dublin Gin & Tonic Fest, June 22nd – 27th 2015

  Later this month, Dublin get’s it very own Gin festival brought to you by the Great Irish Beverages team. This makes me very happy as you might imagine…Thirty of the capital’s pubs and venues will join in the celebrations of Ireland’s finest gins. Lots of great venues participating as you can see below, including some of…

Yes…

I debated whether or not to write a post on the upcoming referendum, this is a food blog after all. But a couple of things have made me think I want to put it out there front and centre … so here it is, this Friday I will be voting YES, proudly, happily and with every part…

Gin & Griddle is 2!

  This month Gin & Griddle turned 2. Such a quick 2 years filled with reviews and recipes, cocktails and wine, travel and fun. In the past year alone, the food scene in Dublin is really booming, new places, rejuvenated restaurants and bars, there’s hardly a week without something happening in the culinary world of Dublin….

Valentine’s Day in Dublin

About a month ago the lovely people at Generator asked me if I would write a guide for ‘alternative’ Valentine’s Day in Dublin – what started as alternative become more romantic (except for the rugby, the cemetery and the rocky horror show!) but none the less it shows what a fantastic city we live in…

Wine Tasting with James Nicholson Wines

  I was recently invited to join James Nicholson Wines for a Meet the Winemaker wine tasting evening at The Merrion Hotel. There was to be about 15 winemakers and winery representatives in attendance, all showcasing a number of their wines. On a chilly November evening after work I made my way along to The Merrion,…