Tag:wine pairing

by Traci Gates | February 9, 2021
Valentine’s Day Wine A folklore proverb says that “Saint Valentine brings the keys of roots” and work in the vineyards and fields commence as plants and flowers start to grow. Today we associate the day with romantic love, cards and chocolate. It is also a reminder of the love affair our winemakers have with their vines. In honour […]
by Traci Gates | December 21, 2020
Christmas Relish Edward Hayden’s Cranberry, Apple and Orange Relish with LBV Port from Quinta do Crasto Chef Edward Hayden returns to Wines Direct this year with LBV Port from Quinta do Crasto in mind. Edward was also so kind to demonstrate the recipe on his IGTV channel @edwardentertains and tell you a bit about how […]
by Traci Gates | December 17, 2020
A Festive Christmas Dessert Mulled Wine Chocolate Cake by Diva Boutique Bakery If you regularly follow Wines Direct on Instagram, you’ve seen Fionnuala Harkin taste our wine from her little Wine Shed in West Cork. In a recent tasting, Shannen Butler Keane from Diva Boutique Bakery of Ballispittle joined her in the Wine Shed. After hearing about all the deliciously fun […]
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 | 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 11, 2019
Vegetarian Wellington You will not be stuck looking for an attractive main for those relatives that have given up meat or just prefer a meat-free option at their Christmas table. A Vegetarian Wellington is a fun spin on the classic Beef Wellington. This indulgent meat-free version is an impressive centrepiece. If you want an impressive […]
by Traci Gates | December 9, 2019
Christmas Turkey Tips & Wine Pairing There is nothing that says Christmas more than the traditional Christmas Turkey at the table. There is also nothing more intimidating Christmas morning than staring at a naked turkey, especially if it’s your first time hosting the family Christmas feast. We are here to help you cook a showstopper […]
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 […]