Jul 31 2014
A sparkle in our step?
Helen Coburn reports on the recent upturn in the sparkling wine market, driven by non Champagne bubblies
ShelfLife Special Tasting: South America
Helen Coburn gets to grips with the latest hot offerings from Chile and Argentina
‘Tis the season to be fortified
Helen Coburn highlights fortified and sweet wines in the run up to Christmas and explains why they shouldn’t just be an afterthought over the festive period
Price and grape are all important
Helen Coburn discusses why price and grape type are the most important factors for consumers when picking wine
ShelfLife Special Tasting: Spain still hitting the spot
Helen Coburn highlights that Spanish wines are still hitting the spot in a Shelflife special tasting
Wine geese from Clare
Helen Coburn highlights the successful wine varieties achieved by Irish emigrants who set up wineries in the New World
Drinks industry sponsorship necessary, say sports organisations
At a recent meeting convened by the Transport and Communications Committee, sporting organisations were against a ban on alcohol sponsorship of major sporting events but TD Luke "Ming" Flanagan said he would be in favour of such a move.
Hennessy launches Fine De Cognac
Henessy Fine de Cognac is a new lighter, more delicate cognac from the iconic brand.
Irish pubs and independent off-licences in ‘crisis'; DIGI
The ‘Drinks Market Performance Report' report shows VAT and excise increases were key factors affecting operators' businesses.
Molson Coors introduces new craft beers range
Molson Coors has launched a new range of quality craft beers.
NOffLA Speaks: Further call for government action
NOffLA believes more needs to be done where former Junior Health Minister, Róisín Shortall, left off, in terms of championing the reform of the sale and marketing of alcohol.
Port region moving towards general declaration
The Sogrape group was the first to declare its 2011 vintage, with many others from Portugal's Douro region having since followed its lead.
Wine Institute launches California wine database
A new website,www.californiawines.ie, will allow the Irish wine trade, press and consumers, to access a comprehensive database of California wines available in Ireland.
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