Food and Drink Spotting

Food and Drink Spotting

Taste of the WeekSuperb pink lemonade by Walshe's Juices.

10 years in Ireland:  Wines from Spain 
• Undoubtedly Ireland’s largest wine event of the autumn 
• Over 350 Spanish wines on show, showcased by 23   importers 

Join  in  the  celebrations  and  toast  the  10th  Anniversary   of  Wines  from  Spain  in  Ireland.    This September, Spanish wines will celebrate all   the   way   from   Madrid   to   Dublin   in   style,   to   toast   the   10th   edition   of   the   Annual   Spanish Wine Fair.   
September  11st  at  the  prestigious  Shelbourne  Hotel,  an  unprecedented  number  of   Irish  importers,  23,  exhibiting  the  best  from  their  Spanish  portfolio  with  over  350   wines.  Ten  Spanish  wineries  from  exciting  regions  around  Spain  and  new  to  the   Irish   Market,   will   showcase   their   wines.   In   total,   wines   from   over   30   different   Designations  of  Origin  will  be  on  hand  to  taste  at  this  special  occasion. 

Creating  a  buzz  this  year,  is  the  Pop-­up  Wine  series  .    Pop in for the ‘5 terroir on   Irish thalami ́ master classes.  Throughout the day, the five wine seminars will bring   5   very   special   Irish   importers   and   Spanish   winemakers   together   in   a   relaxed   atmosphere.    Read more here... 

West Cork Hotel
Whiskey Galore! Our 1st Snug Whiskey Tasting is happening on Thursday 27th June. You will get to try 5 drams, have a few nibbles & a good informal chat about Whiskey. €19.50 per person and you will get a copy of tasting notes to take away. Contact Sascha to book.
Keep eyes peeled for a whiskey related comp.

Pandora Bell’s New Irish Cream Liqueur Fudge
(available from July 22nd 2013)

 Pandora Bell is thrilled to launch a new Irish Cream Liqueur Fudge. This delicious premium crumbly butter fudge is flavoured with Irish Cream Liqueur to turn the divine the purely sublime.
 The new fudge partners the original Crumbly Butter Fudge in the Pandora Bell range.  Pandora Bell’s Fudge is rich and crumbly with a very generous helping of butter. It is made traditionally, cooled naturally and broken by hand for that magical ‘once upon a time’ taste.  The ultimate treat for lovers of high quality fudge… made in the traditional homemade style packed with the highest quality ingredients, and no compromise.
 Pandora Bell’s fudge is all gluten free.  It contains no artificial colours or flavours and no added preservatives.
 Pandora Bell’s is stocked in Fine Food and gift shops nationwide including Harvey Nichols, Fallon & Byrne, Avoca, McCambridges Galway and Country Choice in Limerick and Nenagh… and is also available from

Recipe: Dark Chocolate Coconut Bites.
Chowzter Food for Thought: Did you know? The Popsicle was invented by an 11 year old boy who first called them epsicles (his name was Frank Epperson) - 18 years later he patented the invention and it became popsicles.

The lowdown on Samphire by Fenn’s Quay’s Kate Lawlor

 Beet Carpaccio with Caramelized Goat Cheese

Good luck bloggers!"@BlogAwardsIE: We just this second opened nominations for Blog Awards Ireland… #blogawardsIE"

Inishfood 2013: The Feast of the Chieftains 
RTÉ Food
It's week four of our guest series of features from the top Irish food bloggers. For Afternoon Tea week - Dermot of Gas Mark Seven delves into afternoon tea and finds a little necessary comfort. Plus check out four of his very own special recipes including a delicious coffee cake and smoked salmon and cream cheese finger sandwiches