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

The Game Of Wine

Nothing like a bit of on-the-job wine tasting, as another New Zealand wine fair comes and goes

Topics: Events, Wine

All In Good Taste

Taste of Dublin 2010 – there was granola, there was bubbly, there was Catherine Fulvio and there was much else besides

Topics: Chefs, Events, Wine

Spud Sunday: Matters Of Import

I will probably never be a true locavore. Wine and spices (used here in an African potato stew) are just two of the non-local items I would rather not be without.

Veni Vidi Viticulture

Lunch with Cloudy Bay viticulturalist Sioban Harnett at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud – an entertaining and informative affair