Wine

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Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

Holidaymakers enjoying the summer sun on the beach at Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

Brittas Bay boasts one of the finest stretches of sand on Ireland’s eastern seaboard and for much of the year, its 5km stretch can be virtually empty.(...)

Is there a wine to go with everything? A lot of the time, matching food and wine is fairly straightforward. Most wines go with most foods. The old (...)

 Finian Sweeney in Sweeney’s off-licence in Phibsborough, Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The lowest hanging fruit appears to be the grape, and it was once again targeted by Michael Noonan when he announced a 50 cent increase in excise duty(...)

I regularly receive emails from readers anxious to know if their ageing collection of wine is still drinkable. Generally, I recommend immediate(...)