Picked up some Billi Billi today. With a name like that, just couldn’t resist it.

Had called into Bubble Brothers  in the English Market today and, during a pleasant chat, found they were looking forward to an interesting time between now and Christmas.

Just last evening, they were one of the wine suppliers as LocalMarkets.ie launched in the English Market. Indeed, you may buy Bubble Brothers wine through the new company’s site.

The Toys for Big Boys Show comes to Cork for the first time next month. It will be held in the ARC Arena between November 19th and 21st

The show features luxury items and highlights include a Formula 1 car, a Maserati GT, a Ferrari and a Bentley among others. What have Bubble Bros got to do with all this? Well, they’ll be supplying the bubbly, of course.

A few weeks later, the BB boys and girls will be strutting their own stuff on home turf when they host a tasting event at their Wine Depot in the Marina Commercial Park. About six producers will be featured and there’ll nibbles galore and good deals ahead of the Christmas. Admission will be about seven or eight euro.

I was looking for examples of Pinot Grigio or Gris yesterday and picked up two for twenty euro here (individually, they came to about 25, but you get two for 20). One was Poggio al Sole Rose Colli Piacentini Frizzante and the other was the Billi Billi, a 2008 Mount Langi Ghiran from South Australia. Will be checking these out soon.