16 June 2017 | 0
Torres Wine scoops prestigious awards and accolades
Torres, Ireland’s favourite Spanish wine brand (Nielsen) and three-time World’s Most Admired Wine Brand (Drinks International) had much to celebrate recently following the recent release of the International Wine Challenge 2017 award winners. Mas La Plana 2012 and Perpetual 2014, two of the Torres family’s flagship wines, received top honours at the IWC by winning three trophies between them, the highest accolades given at the prestigious awards.
Hygiene brand joins forces with “food stylist” for colouring advice
Tork, the leading global hygiene brand for the hospitality industry, has joined forces with Swedish food stylist and Chef, Linda Lundgren, to provide UK hospitality operators with an inspirational brochure on how to pair napkin colours with the food served. Going as far back as the 1970s, numerous scientific studies have examined the relationship colours have on perception and taste of food amongst consumers, with all concluding that colour is such a powerful contributor, it can override other senses to create a unique tasting experience for diners.
Irish cheesemakers triumph at international event
Bord Bia is celebrating the success of three Irish cheesemakers who were awarded top prizes at a prestigious international cheese and dairy fair, Mondial du Fromage. For the second time, Cashel Farmhouse Cheesemakers were successful in the Sheep Milk Blue Cheese category, winning a Super Gold Medal for its Crozier Blue Cheese. Cahill’s Farm Cheese won a Silver Medal in the uncooked pressed cheeses category for its Vintage Cheddar, and Carrigbyrne Farmhouse Cheeses won a Bronze medal in the soft cheese with washed rind category, for its Humming Bark Cheese.
Bushmills Irish Whiskey and Lowden Guitars launch limited edition guitar
Iconic brands Bushmills Irish Whiskey – the oldest licensed distillery in Ireland – and Lowden Guitars – one of the world’s finest acoustic guitar manufacturers – have created a new limited edition guitar made from Bushmills Irish whiskey barrels and ancient bog oak. The two Northern Irish icons known for their unwavering character and quality craftsmanship have collaborated on the ‘Bushmills x Lowden’ guitar to celebrate those who pass their craft and legacy to the next generation. Only five of the guitars have been made, and are on sale now.
Winner of One4All design competition announced
Martina Gleeson, an illustrator and painter from Adare, Limerick, has been revealed as the overall winner of One4all’s annual ‘Design a Gift Card’ competition. Gleeson, who is a graduate in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design, will now see her winning gift card design sold throughout the Post Office network nationwide and online at One4all.ie in 2018. Gleeson’s gift card design titled ‘Treat Yourself’ features three female characters laughing over a cup of tea. Her design was inspired by the simple gestures in life that bring happiness.
Dublin Whiskey Tours celebrates one year in business with Father’s Day competition
Dublin Whiskey Tours is celebrating the first anniversary of running its entertaining and informative whiskey tours with a fantastic competition just in time for Father’s Day on 18 June. The lucky winners will enjoy a free two-hour tasting tour in Dublin where they will sample five premium whiskeys in three of the best whiskeys bars in town. To enter all you have to do is like the company’s Facebook page, and share a photo of your dad enjoying a whiskey to the page with the hashtags #dublinwhiskeytours #competition #mywhiskeydad.