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With Beautiful Opera and Wine You Can Taste the Music

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As the Wexford Festival Opera Season starts to loom on the horizon (19 Oct – 4 November), the excitement and the preparations begin to ramp up here in Green Acres. Like most businesses around Wexford and indeed the SE of Ireland, the Festival plays a very important part of our annual business activity. For our […]

How to Become a Pro in the Wonderful World of Wine Tasting

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If you’re reading this post you probably love wine. If you’re like me, you love the smell, the taste of all wines and uncovering gems while wine tasting. I’m a bit of a nerd about it but I also love the stories behind specific wines i.e. their history – the human element. So as you […]

How to Understand Wine Labels and Bottles More Easily

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Myself and Jim Kelly of O’C&K were having a chat recently about wine labels and bottles. We were debating that age-old marketing vs tradition topic. We even broached the subject of different wine glasses, but more of that later. It was because I suggested avoiding gimmicky wine labels in a recent post, How to Choose […]

How to Improve Your Wine Experience by Ignoring the Jargon

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There are copious blogs, articles, videos, and courses all aimed at helping you to improve your wine experience by learning the vocabulary used about the topic. So really, it would be pointless of me to re-invent the wheel in this post by trying to explain the expanse that formulates wine jargon. Here’s my view on […]

Discover Some Important Secrets about Wine Storage

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I wear many wine hats. A quick scroll of your mouse over (or click) the ‘wine services’ tab above will describe many of them. Possibly, the one people feel they don’t need advice on is wine storage, other than collectors, investors and trade partners. In this post, I want to highlight the importance of how you […]

How to Boost your Beach Picnic Experience

We have been advised by the Irish Met Office that our little Island is due a heatwave from this weekend. As this is such a rare occurrence in Ireland, the first thing that springs to everybody’s mind is a beach picnic. We thought it would be a good idea to ask our Head Chef, Richie […]

Who needs Sex on the Beach – when you have Prosecco and Rosé?

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I think it’s hilarious. Every year, when the sun stays out for more than a few hours, one of my friends changes into the ‘Taste of Summer’ monster. So when offered a beer he responds “It’s summer-time, I need something lighter and fruitier – maybe with bubbles.” I have figured out over the years that, with […]

Embracing an Enigmatic En Primeur 2017 (#3)

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Bordeaux 2017 (#3 of 3) This Post is related to (General Overview) and (Left Bank tasting) as part of the Green Acres team trip to Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur week. Continuing my description, I will focus on our tastings in the Chateaux we visited on the Right Bank. List of Chateaux Visited During Bordeaux 2017 En […]

Embracing an Enigmatic En Primeur 2017 (#2)

Bordeaux EP 2017 image of chateau

Bordeaux 2017 (#2 of 3) This Post is related to (General Overview) and (Right Bank tasting) as part of the Green Acres team trip to Bordeaux 2017 En Primeur week. Continuing my description, I will focus on our tastings in Chateau La Misson Haut Brion and the other Chateaux we visited on the Left Bank. […]

Embracing an Enigmatic En Primeur 2017 (#1)

Bordeaux EP 2017 image of chateau

Bordeaux 2017 (#1 of 3) Due to the unusual weather conditions during the 2017 growing season, I had anticipated that our tasting of Bordeaux 2017 en primeur (EP2017) was going to be an interesting experience. And I was right, it is not a harmonious vintage. The Green Acres team headed over to Bordeaux recently and […]