Almaviva 2017 - Wine of the Decade


For the last 10 years, vintage after vintage, Almaviva vineyard has been quietly, consistently establishing a track record as one of the greatest wine producers in Chile, if not all of the world. And it began the icon wine movement in its homeland establishing a global market through Bordeaux as well as keen wine importers.

The estate, which is a joint venture between Château Mouton Rothschild and Concha y Toro, has been striving for perfection since its launch in 1998. And, with the Almaviva Puente Alto 2017, they’ve achieved it. With such supreme quality and astronomic growth...

9 Things You Should Know About Whispering Angel Rosé

Rosé wine, once confined mostly to France, has become a lifestyle. According to WineAccess, one out of every 36 bottles of wine Americans drank in 2017 was a rosé – up from one in 510 in 2015.

The pretty-in-pink movement in America owes much of its success to Whispering Angel. Produced by France’s Chateau d’Esclans, Whispering Angel is credited with starting the international rosé trend, known to release 3.2 million-bottle vintages. It’s also the brand that introduced rosé to American palates, ranked by Nielsen as the No. 1 selling imported French wine.


Glendalough Launch 13 Old Mizunara Finish Single Malt Whiskey

Glendalough Distillery has just launched the first Irish whiskey finished in Japanese mizunara oak: Glendalough 13 Year Old. The single malt expression has spent 13 years in ex-Bourbon barrels, before being finished in mizunara oak casks. It is bottled at 46% abv and is said to have notes of sandalwood, honey and citrus. It has an RRP of £85 (€95) per 700ml. The 13-year-old is one of a trio of new whiskeys due to be released by Glendalough this year. The range will also include a Double Barrel expression and a Seven Year Old Single Malt. The Glendalough Double Barrel...

24 Wines for you to enjoy over Christmas - By Email Only

It’s getting to the time where you may be thinking about what wines will be on your own wine rack for the Christmas Holidays.

With that in mind, I have hand picked the list below and I can say I have tasted every single one of the wines and each of them deliver on quality and price, with a real mix of value and fine wines amongst them.

I have taken the pricing in most instances off the website (RRP), and created an offer price on them all as well, so as to encourage you to try a little. To get...

Tips and Recipes for No Alcohol Cocktails this Summer


LIGHT live Alcohol Free offer countless opportunities to make delicious mixed drinks, alcohol-free cocktails, sweet treats and delightful variations for the table – be inspired!  For more information about LIGHT live, lifestyle and enjoyment, you can also find regular updates on our Facebook page!

LIGHT live – love life without alcohol. See our range of Alcohol Free Wines here.


Complete Wine Colour Chart

Restaurants, retailers, and wine shops have been color-classifying wine for years: red, white, and rosé. However, a wine’s color is far more important and far more complex than three simple categories on a supermarket shelf. Observing a wine’s color can be a valuable clue for determining the vintage, asessing the wine’s quality, and (most importantly) kicking butt on a blind tasting challenge.

The Complete Wine Color Chart shows 36 unique color states of red, white, and rosé wines, which are organized by hue and intensity. Use this chart to become familiar with the full color hue spectrum that you can...

Is Wine Good For You?


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Pot Luck Is Here Again - Presale Starts Tuesday 19th October 11am have been live for 16 years this year. 'Our infamous Pot Luck promotion came about after an attempt to clear our warehouse in time for new Christmas Stocks''It grew legs because people loved the mystery of not knowing what was in their box and it just spiralled from there'

Pot Luck is a case of 12 wines, mixed, all red or all white and typically there is €170.00 worth of wine in your case which only costs €119.00.

Delivery is Free in Ireland when you buy two or more cases and the promotion is live until it sells out,...

Cocktail Recipes Featured on Saturday:AM Saturday August 29th 2015

Menning MimosaPear and Cranberry BelliniBlood Orange Champagne Cocktails


Prosecco Based cocktails can be great for lot's of occassions. Firstly they bring a burst of colour to the party. Prosecco is naturally lower in Alcohol than other sparkling wines, so it lends itself well to aperatifs and parties where the cocktails and wines may be flowing. Generally alcohol content ranges from 10.5% - 12% ABV. These cocktails...



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