The best wine shops in Ireland

buying wine in a shop

The best wine shop in Ireland?  Redmonds of Ranelagh, according to Noffla, which annually awards the title to its very best members. The National Off Licence Association Awards are based on a range of criteria, heavily weighted towards range and wine knowledge, and independently judged. When buying wine, especially for  an occasion, there is no […]

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Letting wines breathe

wine glassware

Is there a benefit in letting a wine breathe? This is a frequently asked question at wine tastings. The answer is generally yes for red wines, as oxygen in the air allows aromas to develop. However, the amount of air which is allowed through the neck of a bottle is minimal. In this scenario, there […]

Wedding wine tips

choosing wines for a wedding

With the wedding fair season in full swing, here are some tips when it comes to choosing wines for a wedding. Wine styles: Disregard your own tastes on the day! You should aim to serve wine styles which will appeal to the masses, everyone from your elderly relations to your hip city friends. Generally speaking, anything […]