Spud Sunday: Poitín Old, Poitín New

The launch of a new poitín from the Teeling Whiskey Company signals a shiny new look for a spirit which sports a storied and mostly illicit past – that includes a recipe for same from my Da

A Mugful Of Mojo

Wherein I get to taste some of the range of coffees roasted by Kevin McLoughlin of Coffee Mojo in Wicklow

Spud Sunday: Cuppa Spuds

The Sunday Times, coffee and the dreaded potato defect in Rwandan and other coffees

Local Beer-O

WJ Kavanagh’s on Dorset St. opens its doors and I couldn’t be happier, food-wise or drinks-wise, about my new Dublin local.

Topics: Restaurants, Wine

Spud Sunday: Boozy Spuds

Potatoes cooked with leeks and white wine – just the thing to give January a little boost

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The Trifle Tower

Mini port trifles, featuring a thyme-infused port reduction – this month’s contribution to the five star makeover series, on the theme of cooking with wine

Topics: Dessert, Wine

Pop Goes The Wine Course

Taking the WSET Intermediate wine course had everything to do with enjoyment of wine and not so much to do with spitting

Topics: Wine

Dishing It Up For Ireland

A new national dish for Ireland? That’s what they’re looking for at the Só Sligo Food Festival. Wonder would my Irish coleslaw recipe stand a chance?