Is Christmas Food and Wine the Most Trending Thing Now?


Every year, during December, one might think that Christmas food and wine would be a trending topic, on and offline. However, the thing is, that trending topic with its smörgåsboard of suggested pairings, only serves to make the ordinary punter feel inundated and utterly confused.

All You Ever Wanted to Know About Mulled Wine.


Have you every really thought, in depth, about mulled wine? Usually, at this time of the year, I end up doing so. As the nights draw in, nothing quite warms up frozen fingers more than a cosy beverage. And as this festive season unfolds, we search out hot drinks with booze that you can have […]

Wine and Soups Can be the Perfect Autumn Partnership

meal including wine and soup

Have you noticed that, with the Wexford Festival finished, Halloween celebrated and the temperature dropped – various new wine and soup options are appearing on restaurant menus. Most of us will be lamenting the end of summer and the white and pink wines that go with it. However, as the seasons change, it is probably […]

Understanding What Makes a French Grand Cru Great

Donal Morris portrait shot

More than likely, at some stage, you’ve heard a wine described as a ‘ French Grand Cru’. Perhaps you will have noticed it on a label when browsing the wine shelves. I wouldn’t be the first to point out that wine labels can be incredibly confusing. My colleague James O’Connor wrote about the nuances of […]

Harvesting Bordeaux and Burgundy – Patrick O’Connor

Patrick O Connor in Burgundy

Bordeaux and Burgundy are two of the most well known wine regions world-wide. However, working in the wine business does not mean sampling glorious wines from regions such as these, willy- nilly. The wine trade is just like any other retail business and requires just as much business acumen, in addition to the all the […]