Spotted a couple of decent deals in Tesco over the weekend. They’ve got 25% off when you buy 6 (until 22nd November) for starters so here’s what I think represents some good picks. 1. Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull Zinfandel 2010 (€10 or €7.50 as part of 25% off deal) – modern, fruity crowd-pleaser. 2. Muga […]
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Posted on November 17th, 2013 No Comments yet
While the sun may be setting on the sourgrapes.ie blog, the odd opportunity brings me out of the woodwork. Peter Boland from cases.ie sent me on some samples a few months ago and I’ve only just got around to trying them. Below, my top picks.
When it comes to food & wine matching there are a couple of classics. Port and stilton, lamb and bordeaux. What restaurants here have been largely lazy of is not mixing the wine list and restaurant dishes. Some do it better than others but I’d love to see a dish along with wine match (bonus […]
Pasta is one thing my kids can’t enough of, with pollo al penne, spag bol. or carbonara being their favourites. Seems like they’re not alone. Some stats from the UK, provided by Schwartz; The popularity of pasta dishes has grown from £53 million of UK retail sales in 1987 to a staggering 2009 figure of […]
Posted on June 2nd, 2013 No Comments yet
If you’ve booked flights to Rome, and you’re into wine then check out one of my favourite places to get lost in Europe, Trastevere. Not too far from the hustle and bustle of the main tourist attractions, it’s a small area sandwiched between a busy road and the river, Trastevere is a maze of meandering […]
Posted on March 14th, 2013 1 Comment
One of my favourite wine shops on DNS (de north side) is in Clontarf. Unfortunately, I don’t get to visit as often as I’d like but when I do there’s always a great deal on. And with the run up to the long weekend and Easter in a couple of weeks, here’s my pick of […]
Spotted: Stylish wine glass holder by Irish designer, Grainne Lyons.
Rather than re-type it, just linking to wifey’s mulled wine recipe. Haven’t had it yet this season but looking forward to it (as long as she’s not stealing from what remains of my wine stash for it).
Received this as a gift over the weekend. Classic.
This blog post first appeared over on iQ Content’s blog, but seeing as I wrote it and it’s about wine, it’s a good fit for here too. Using a jobs-to-be-done approach means focusing on the job, rather than on the person doing it. Needs or “jobs” arise in people’s lives and they “hire” a product […]