Category Archives: Drink

Urchin Dublin

Urchin at Cliff Townhouse

Urchin at the Cliff Townhouse is like a white and pastel coloured Summer hangout. Serving seafood and cocktails to a backdrop of cool tunes.  I had missed the opening night but the lovely PR team behind it sent me a voucher to try out some cocktails and small plates as a guestContinue reading

Muscadet from Lidl - French Wine Sale.

Muscadet From Lidl – French Wine Sale

The Lidl French wine sale kicks off in stores on March 20th.  In advance of the sale I’ve picked two to try.  I’ve purposely steered away from the traditional white wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and opted for something a little less mainstream in the form of a Riesling and Muscadet from Lidl. You can find my thoughts on the Riesling here. Continue reading

Riesling from Lidl - French Wine Sale

Riesling From Lidl – French Wine Sale

The Lidl French wine sale kicks off in stores on March 20th.  In advance of the sale I’ve picked two to try.  I’ve purposely steered away from the traditional white wines such as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and opted for something a little less mainstream in the form of a Muscadet and a Riesling. You can find my thoughts on the Muscadet here. Continue reading

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair

Alltech Craft Brews & Food Fair 2017

Back again for another year in Dublins Convention Centre the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair kicks off Thursday 23rd of February at 5p.m.  The event is a firm favourite every year with beer enthusiasts eager to try out new brews.  Many of the brewers on site produce beers especially for the occasion.  The folks over at  Dan Kelly’s Cider have their Single Variety No. 1 Cider bottled and ready to go.  The fair is not just for those in search of the latest brew. You will also find plenty of food, pool tables and of course music throughout the weekend. Continue reading

Natureo De-alcoholised Wine

Natureo De-alcoholised Wine

Natureo De-alcoholised Wine. Now there’s a term you just don’t see all too often.  Wine with no alcohol?, foolhardy surely. It will never catch on, or will it?  So what exactly is De-alcoholised wine and who on earth would be buying it? Continue reading

Honey Vodka Shots

While Winter brings us the festive season, it also brings with it cold and flu. Even worse, it brings the dreaded and deadly manflu. A very rare strain of the ‘regular’ flu which has been known to strike down even the manliest of men. Many (men) describe the symptoms of manflu has being similar to that of child-birth. Personally I suspect it is worse. I’ve had the manflu and I’ve had to take to the bed for days with nothing but Netflix and prayers to see me through. The solution? Honey Vodka Shots. Continue reading

Spiced Apple Warmers

Long before the words ‘craft cider’ become trendy, the word cider conjured up the memory of cheap brown 2 litre plastic bottles and teenage hangovers.  Ireland however has come on leaps and bounds and embraced the humble apple for all it is worth.  Craft cider is now a big market and I’ll be the first to admit, I’m quite a fan of it. With that in mind I’ve put together some spiced apple warmers. Continue reading

Lidl Wine

Lidl Wines – Three Under €10

Lidl are serving up an impressive range of wines. A bottle to suit every taste with very attractive price points. I’ve picked three Lidl wines from their core range to try out.  They are all priced in or €10. All these wines are part of the Lidl core range so are available all year round. Continue reading