Every Friday John Wilson selects a great wine and a great beer to try right now. This week it's Bo Bristle Amber Ale and Marotti Campi Albiano 2014 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
Bang Bang doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s a working distillery
With the right combinations of herbs, spices and alcohol, it’s possible to make a passable gin and tonic
Every Friday John Wilson suggests a beer and wine to try this weekend. This week: Brooklyn Sorachi Ace and Wieninger Winener Gemischter Satz 2014
Dair Ghaelach Grinsell’s Wood Single Pot Still Whiskey is the result of a six-year project leading to the first whiskey finished in native Irish oak barrels for at least 140 years
Every Friday John Wilson suggests a great beer and wine to try this weekend. This week he suggests The Session by Blacks of Kinsale and Lot 2 Chardonnay from Tasmania by Taylors for Aldi
In the last five years, Bobal has been revived by a small group of producers
Every week, John Wilson selects a wine and a beer or cider to try right now. Today, he suggests picking up a Hop Head Ale and a bottle of Touraine Sauvignon 2013
Pub perfection No 4: Kehoe’s has that literary feeling other pubs try to buy but can’t
Pub perfection No 3: There are few pubs in Dublin that can match this great Victorian relic - and if it was good enough for Phil Lynott ...
Every Friday, John Wilson selects one great beer and one great wine which are perfect for drinking at the weekend. This week: Eight Degrees Amber Ella and Ascheri Barbera d’Alba 2011 Fontanelle
Every Friday, John Wilson selects one great beer and one great wine which are perfect for drinking at the weekend. This week: 12 Acres Pale Ale and a bottle of the Spanish red, El Castro de Valtuille 2013
Twenty years ago some wine makers discovered their grapes were Carménère not, as they thought, Merlot – and so began many experiments with this challenging variety
The Irish whiskey awards underline the expansion of the sector as new distilleries come on stream and brands develop products for even the most expensive tastes
For a truely delicious Christmas meal, pop open a bottle of fizz and impress your guests with these wines that have been chosen to mtch our recipes from Domini Kemp, Andrew Rudd and Eunice Power
Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and the much-maligned Merlot are handy to have around
Our Consumer Affairs Correspondent and cameraman Bryan O’Brien have undertaken a daring assignment. Their mission: spend €500 taking the Stena Line ferry from Rosslare to Cherbourg, in France, blow €1,000 on wine, save €2,000 in tax
Crowd-pleasing wines can be found in both supermarkets and independent retailers, but beware the cheapest offerings; a euro or two more may be money well spent
A fruity white is good with tomato sauces, while a robust red is great with mushrooms – embracing meatless Mondays opens up new wine options
It may be best-known for its Sauvignon Blanc, but Gimblett Gravels in Hawke’s Bay is now producing some stunning reds to rival France’s best
A refreshing palate cleanser but also a dessert all in its own right.
This strawberry and black pepper ice-cream sounds unusual and tastes heavenly.
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