Donal Morris of Greenacres explains why one should understand a little about wine colour in order to enjoy a better taste experience.
When we hear sommeliers, wine enthusiasts, or retailers using wine tasting terms it can sound superfluous, snobbish and perhaps a little silly sometimes. Even if you are interested in understanding them, it can be a confusing and daunting task. Take my word for it though, it isn’t a secret language the wine pros use. We […]
Many of you are aware that during the recent lockdown and current COVID19 restrictions, the sale of off-trade alcohol grew – a lot. Particularly wine sales. So, we wondered was this, as a result of more families drinking together, more single people drinking alone or just because pubs, restaurants and shops were shut. This led […]
The main question I want to answer in this post is what the hell is orange wine? First of all, let me assure you that orange wine is not made from oranges but from grapes! I want to get a little technical first and talk about maceration. You’ll understand why as you read on. Then […]
Donal Morris discusses Summer Red Wines, Aromatic Whites, and a Rosé for the hot days of summer. He also advises how best to chill red wine.
People’s attitude is that wine in a bag is of lower quality. Patrick O’Connor explores the topic of box wine with a view to changing your attitude towards same.
OK, so I’m still on the ‘cooking during COVID’ theme (see my recent posts Your Questions Answered About Cooking with Wine and Pairing Wine and Takeaway Food), but this time I want to build on the baking-at-home phenomenon. More specifically on the pairing of wine and cakes. I will admit that I have a sweet […]
In this post I want to debunk a number of common wine myths. The current coronavirus, has resulted in a rise in sales and consumption of alcohol. We can attest to that, here in Green Acres, particularly the sale of wines. Despite the increased consumption though, many common wine myths prevail. I did write a […]
We are all painfully aware that millions of people are self-quarantining at home or are under lockdown, during this coronavirus pandemic . “StayhomeStaysafe” has become a familiar mantra. Many people have turned to hobbies and pastimes that bring comfort in these uncertain times. One of the most popular appears to be cooking. More and more […]
James O’Connor suggests in this post that when pairing a wine and seafood, you consider the type of fish, and how it has been cooked – Green Acres, Wexford
Ireland’s affection for takeaway food has risen steeply over the years. From the humble battered cod’n’chips to the huge variety available in recent years, people have expanded their takeaway food tastes and practices. Up until the outbreak of COVID 19, you could search online and find almost any type of takeaway food that tickled your […]
These certainly are the most extraordinary of times that any of us have ever known. The impact on the global economy will be substantial and specifically, in our case, the global wine industry faces an unknown future in the wake of COVID-19. Less than 2 weeks ago, I elaborated on my thoughts about COVID 19 […]