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What’s the big deal with Burgundy and its Wine?

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There are many reasons why people are obsessed with the Burgundy wine region in France. Two of the main ones are the taste signatures of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties grown there. With these grapes, the variety of styles and the classification tiers, this place can be both hedonistic and intellectual at the […]

Have You Made Your New Year Wine Resolutions?

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Wow – over a week into 2019 already. For many, a New Year means New Year’s resolutions. For some it means planning trips to the gym and for others it will mean adhering to a ‘dry January’. To many of us, it means a time for dusting off previous resolutions and committing again this year! […]

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year – for Christmas Movies.

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When we mention Christmas we usually end up talking about the family coming home, friends we’ll meet, or what food and drink we’ll go through. The one other item that enters conversations (some of us even look forward to them) is Christmas movies. Some people hate them, some people laugh at them but I think […]

How to Choose your Favourite Festive Fizz

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It’s that time of the year again when people’s thoughts turn to bubbles and by bubbles, I mean sparkling wine. As the sparkling wine market is on a seemingly unquenchable climb, the choice on offer makes choosing your favourite festive fizz even more difficult. Every year end has people feeling more celebratory, and looking for […]

12 Merry Christmas Wines to Choose from on the Big Day

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I suppose the silly season is already upon us. At this time, I am reminded of past years helping customers to plan their Merry Christmas Wines well in advance but also the ‘panickers’ who leave it until the last minute. Whichever category you fall into, to help you avoid your choices falling flat (pun intended) […]

12 of the Best from our 2018 Favourite Wines

Green Acres 2018 Favourite Wines

As we get closer and closer to the end of 2018, myself, James and Patrick O’Connor were reflecting on the year that’s almost finished, and challenged ourselves to pick a mixed case of our 2018 favourite wines. This challenge was not as simple as it sounds as we have had the privilege of tasting some […]

Discover How to Choose Your Festive Season Gin

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A discussion with my son Patrick recently centered around Festive Season gin. Why it came up in our conversation is that we usually experience an increased demand for gin around Christmas. Our dilemma? – We are almost sold out of our stock of Green Acres Irish Gin.  You might remember we launched our own labelled […]

Useful Tips on How to Pair Wine and Cheese

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How to pair wine and cheese is not as easy as one might think. Because there is more than one type of wine and one type of cheese, the variables are almost endless. Like any other food and wine pairings, some cheeses go better with certain wines. By the way, there is no wrong way […]

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 […]