A worker at Bruichladdich distillery in Islay takes a whisky sample from a cask.  Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

(...) great, potent and princely drink where so many speak to slight and defame, and where so many glasses are(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney said he believed the Paris fair could provide new business opportunities.

(...)’s largest food and drink fairs, with 21 of them showcasing their wares at the Paris event this week.Some 15(...)

Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia and Jim Hogan of Ireland compete in the Men’s Marathon during the Tokyo Olympics on October 21, 1964. Photograph: The Asahi Sshimbun via Getty Images

(...) couldn’t put one leg past the other because I was badly dehydrated. I didn’t drink anything the whole(...)

Zwena McCullough (on left), the award-winning allotment provider and the owner of the Hydro Farm Allotment site in Blarney, Co Cork, with plot holder Peggy Murray. Photograph: Richard Johnston

(...) shake once a day, and be patient, it will take six-12 months before it’s ready to drink.It’s that time(...)

  Stephen Hawking giving a talk at this year’s Starmus Festival in Tenerife

(...) and demands that we be taken to the food and drink. “We PIIGs should stick together,” he says(...)

Gigondas shares the same building blocks as Châteauneuf-du-Pape – Grenache with varying additions of Mourvèdre and/or Syrah and Cinsault. Photograph: Thinkstock

What wine offers the best value? It certainly isn’t the cheapest, where producer, importer and retailer fight it out to make a couple of cents and sti(...)

Asian favourites

If there was a hit parade for food, surely Asian food would feature in the top 10, at least in Ireland. We just can’t seem to get enough of the(...)

 Horslips members and old friends Jim Lockhart (left) and Barry Devlin. Photograph: Eric Luke

(...): we wore cravats and hunting jackets with lace at the cuffs, there were girls and drink. One of the(...)

Lisa Marie Griffith, author of Stones of Dublin: A History of Dublin in Ten Buildings (Collins Press)

(...) brewery. Porter was a popular drink in London in the early 1720s (it is named after the porters of Covent(...)

(...)’s actually doing at that moment. Drink tea: we can and will debunk certain stereotypes, but this one is true(...)