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Free wine anyone? Anyone?

Most of us like a glass of wine or two, whether we know much about it or not. And most of us at least know what kinda wine we generally like. But it’s always fun to get a little bit outside of your comfort zone and try something you mightn’t ordinarily get a chance to try, and maybe learn a little about it while you’re at it. And if you can get to taste a few new wines without having to pay for the pleasure, all the better right? So, today I’m giving you not one but TWO chances to sip and savour wine FOR FREE!
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Christmas cheer(s)

I remember trudging through the snow this time last year on my way to host the masterclasses at the FOOD&WINE Magazine’s Christmas Show in the RDS.

It’s back again this weekend, and I’ll be back tomorrow to present the M&S Sparklers & Champagne masterclass tomorrow at 4.30pm. We’ll taste a prosecco and cava, and discuss the quite different methods used for each, and then we’ll taste three very different Champagnes from the one house, before wrapping up with an interesting little treat at the end… Read the rest of this entry

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A heavy day’s spitting

A heavy afternoon session today which involved working my way through all 50 wines in Marks & Spencer’s Spring portfolio tasting. I spat each and every one of those 50 – yet I still felt squiffy coming back out into the blinking late afternoon sun. Read the rest of this entry

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EVENT: Bantering with Bodytonic

WHAT? ‘Well Done Steak: Irish Food in 2011 & Beyond’, a discussion hosted by Jim Carroll as part of Bodytonic’s regular Banter series, sponsored by Barry’s Tea. WHEN? Thursday 27th January, 7.30pm WHERE? The Twisted Pepper, 54 Middle Abbey St, … Read the rest of this entry

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