Spring has finally arrived here in Ireland, well Spring as we know it, can be brollies in the morning, shorts and tee shirts in the afternoon and jumping back into winter woollies for the evenings. But we are a resilient bunch and seems also overly optimistic, barbecue and outdoor heater sales have seen a huge upsurge in 2021. What better way to kick off the barbecue season than with a couple of wines from South Africa. The barbecue in South Africa is a national tradition and known there as the braai, their national Heritage Day on the 24th of September is fondly known as braai day. Most braai at least once a week and always use wood or charcoal to bring out the best flavours from the meat. No proud South African would be seem next to..
One of Ireland’s most popular steakhouses has teamed up with award winning ‘The Wine Buff’ family to create a new food and wine experience for Limerick. Brimstone restaurant in Limerick’s Bishops Quay will host a unique new wine bar, one with stunning views overlooking the River Shannon. ‘The Wine Buff Wine Bar’ will be a showcase for some of the finest local produce, all paired with exceptional vintages selected by The Wine Buff. “Everyone is invited,” said Brimstone Executive Director Keith Hennessy, adding “we have always strived to create the perfect food and wine pairing. We believe that combining a Brimstone signature steak with a unique vintage from The Wine Buff is a match made in heaven. It simply doesn’t g..
It’s nearly upon us, the 11th West Waterford Food Festival and this year it’s certainly bigger and looking brighter than the last 6 months of weather we experienced, so bring on the sunshine in Dungarvan. The Wine Buff Dungarvan will again be smack bang in the middle of the festival action, kicking off on Friday evening we are supplying the wines to the four West Waterford Secret Suppers. Be transported to secret locations throughout West Waterford where your selected chef Eunice Power, Shane McGrath, Arun Kapil or Chris McGowan will be preparing and serving dinner in an intimate private kitchen and d..
O Yes, La Dolce Vita…back from a wee trip to the Le Marche region of Italy, a little sun, a little wine and plenty of great tasting food. Never been there before and definitely heading back, whether its lunch in a town square watching the world pass by, or perched in a restaurant in the evening overlooking the undulating hills with the Adriatic in the background, it’s a place to visit and savour. So to the food, its locally sourced, served traditionally, unpretentious and predominately meat based, official statistics claim that marchigiani eat more meat than any other Italians and it shows, our favourite on the trip was grigliata mista di carne (an enormous platter of charcoal grilled meats) with a side order of salad..