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Category:Food Pairing

by Traci Gates | July 28, 2020
Staycation Wine: BBQ Wine Pairing Do you have a License to Grill? No matter your expertise level, it can be tricky deciding what wines to have at your BBQ. It’s easy to default to the standard go-to beer option. We like a tasty cold brew like anyone, but there is nothing like elevating your BBQ […]
by Traci Gates | April 7, 2020
Siobhán Keogh’s Kitchen: Mushrooms, Spinach & Gubeen on Toast It looks like a lot of us are baking and trying out new, simple and fresh dishes in this unprecedented time of lockdown. A bit of therapy, perhaps. We thought it a good idea to check in on Siobhán Keogh, matriarch and founding partner of Wines […]
by Traci Gates | December 16, 2019
Christmas Pudding & Wine Pairing We are very delighted to have Imen McDonnell return this year with yet another stunner recipe that embodies Christmas and will get you all the oohs and ahhs at your festive gathering. A family Christmas Pudding recipe close to Imen’s heart and paired with some equally indulging wines guaranteed to make you […]
by Traci Gates | December 2, 2019
Smoked Salmon Mousse Canapés Most people have a pack of smoked salmon in the fridge this time of year. It just would not feel quite like Christmas if there wasn’t smoked salmon making a guest appearance at the table. Smoked salmon canapés have timeless appeal and make for a perfect starter to your Irish Christmas […]
by Traci Gates | September 26, 2019
Autumn Vegetables and Wine Pairing The trees are changing colour, and the leaves and temperatures are starting to drop. Its that little chill in the evening that gets us thinking about warming, earthy comfort foods. Mother Nature provides this to us in the form of a beautiful, bountiful harvest of sunset coloured fall vegetables of […]
by Traci Gates | July 9, 2019
The Best Rosé Wines to Try Right now Summer temperatures are finally warming our lush island, and the whole of Ireland is donning Espadrilles, and leaving the house without as much as a cardigan. Could we really have a proper summer starting now? Well, to that we say, YES! No matter what the mercury or Met […]
by Traci Gates | February 28, 2019
Orange Wine The days are getting longer, and the daffodils are popping up along with the lists of recommended Spring wines to taste – aromatic and zippy whites and lighter French reds like Gamay. All wonderfully light choices as we come out of our heavy hibernation. We hesitate to label a season to a particular […]
by Traci Gates | November 29, 2018
Christmas Dessert Wine Pairing In this year’s Wines Direct Christmas Brochure, top chefs and influencers in the Irish food scene shared their much-loved Christmas dishes, paired with some of our favourite festive wines. This week we reveal their cherished and delectable recipes. Whether you are the head chef or kitchen porter at home, we hope you […]
by Traci Gates | November 28, 2018
Christmas Starter Wine Pairing In this year’s Wines Direct Christmas Brochure, the top chefs and influencers in the Irish food scene shared their much-loved Christmas dishes with you, paired with some festive wines. This week, we reveal their delectable recipes. Whether you are the head chef or kitchen porter at home, we hope you find ideas […]
by Traci Gates | October 31, 2018
Sparkling Wine & Pastry Pairing with The Great British Bakeoff   On your marks, get set, BAKE! What is it about a drone’s eye view of a baking competition tent in the hills of the English countryside that has us so transfixed? Is it the charming set with its retro duck egg blue and sage […]
by Traci Gates | October 23, 2018
Creamy Curry Wine Pairing Ireland loves a good curry! Curry has been a part of the Irish food scene since nearly its inception. There are now hundreds of Indian eateries in Ireland. Curry is so undeniably popular; a dedicated award ceremony is taking place in Dublin called, “The Irish Curry Awards.”  The Irish Oscars of Curry recognise […]
by Traci Gates | September 12, 2018
Manchego Cheese: A Tapas Classic In the towns and villages across Spain, between the hours of 9 and 11 pm, the doors of the tapas bars that line their medieval streets, open to floods of hungry and excited locals and savvy tourists who come to stand in this social ritual of daily life. Classically, eating tapas […]
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