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 ~ 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…

Green Man Wines, Terenure, Dublin 6

I love to try new places, and there are lots popping up here and there in Dublin these days. New places are even better when they are as good as Green Man Wines in Terenure. This is my kind of place… great wines, charcuterie, cheeses, olives, breads…with all the focus on the wine, it is…

Asador, Haddington Road, Dublin 4

Following the Leinster v Scarlets match on a recent Saturday afternoon, we went for a wander into town to pick up a few bits and pieces and a drink while deciding on dinner. It was a bright and sunny evening so we fancied some outdoor dining, ringing Asador they confirmed they had tables outside free…

Antipasto at home from Donnybrook Fair

We were all set to go out for dinner, planning to take a walk, maybe bus or luas into town for a couple of drinks and something to eat. As we were walking out the door, the heavens opened and it started to lash rain, torrential, sweeping rain! So a change of plan, we jumped…