Cheers #6. Wines from Ballinwillin House. Keeping You Up To Date With Wine, Beers, and Spirits

Cheers #6: Keeping You Up To Date With Wine, Beers, and Spirits

Wines from Ballinwillin House
Pat Mulcahy, in his Hungarian style cellar in Ballinwillin House (Mitchelstown)
Ballinwillin House Farm is an organic farm situated in the heart of the Golden Vale in North Cork, Ireland. "We are a family business owned and run by Patrick, The Mindful Farmer and Miriam Mulcahy. The certified organic farm has a magnificent herd of organic fed deer for over 20 years. Our organic venison meat has won awards all over the world and we are internationally recognised for our quality and taste."

But did you now they also have a vineyard? It's in Hungary and you can taste the Chateau Mulcahy wines in their Irish cellar in Mitchelstown. Inspired by the Mulcahys' experience in Hungary this Austro-Hungarian style Wine Barn is a great location for parties and gatherings of all sorts. The traditional Hungarian Bake Oven stands proudly in the Wine Barn and creates a warmth and atmosphere that is unrivalled. The barn can host groups of up to 60 people. Check out the range of wines here.

A Gin-Tastic Sale at SuperValu
Clonakilty Distillery, producers of Minke Gin

Celebrate World Gin Day on June 13th with some of Ireland’s finest gins exclusive to SuperValu from Thursday 11th June to Wednesday 1st July

In recent years, gin has no doubt become the nation’s favourite spirit, so it only seems right to mark World Gin Day with a nice bottle from SuperValu’s incredible Gin Sale.  This summer’s gin sale starts on Thursday 11th June, and SuperValu are once again bringing amazing Irish gins to a shelf near you, all at great value prices.

From pink flavoured favourites to non-alcoholic options, there is something for everyone to enjoy whether your preference is a gin spritz or a traditional gin and tonic. SuperValu have new and exciting offers so you can raise a glass, or goblet, on Saturday 13th June for World Gin Day! Celebrate in the comfort of your own garden with some of Ireland’s premium pours brought to you from all over the country including Galway, Dingle and West Cork.

Some of the excellent options exclusive to SuperValu, include Food Academy member Loch Measc Gin, an award-winning spirit produced as ode to its wild surroundings in Mayo.  Made with Lough Mask water and wildflower botanicals, this gin certainly hits the taste buds. Founder and distiller, Eoin Holmes said “Our spirits aren’t genteel and overly refined, they’re robust, flavoursome and just a little wild.”   

To celebrate World Gin Day there are 20 magnificent gins on special offer at your local SuperValu. Some of our favourites are:

Beara Ocean / Pink Ocean Gin 75cl
€38 Was €43
Inspired by the seas off the coast of the Beara Peninsula, award winning Beara Gin, blended with the fuchsia bud, west Cork’s iconic flower, and infused with Atlantic salt-water, is a member of the SuperValu Food Academy.

 Clonakilty Minke Irish Gin 70cl.  
39 Was €44
Fresh from the Clonakilty Distillery and inspired by the Minke whale, the majestic creatures that swim wild off the Atlantic Ocean coastline, this subtle yet unique tasting Irish Gin is carefully crafted with smooth and sophisticated refreshment and infused with citrus and aniseed notes. Perfect with fresh lemon, lime and mint.  

Glengarriff Wild Dry Irish Gin 70cl.  
€30 Was €35
A truly delicious fusion of wild berries that flourish in the micro-climate of the West Cork region and a Mediterranean citrus of lime, grapefruit and orange. Citrus fruit on the nose and palate interlaced with warm oriental spice and fresh lime. A heady infusion of local aromatic hedgerow botanicals from the region of Co. Cork combined with classic botanicals of Mediterranean provenance.  

Blackwater Tanora Tangarine Gin 50cl.  
€30 Was €35
A true Cork legend, this gin features a classic juniper profile, with star anise, ginger and a whole metric barn load of fresh tangerines to create a Tanora inspired Gin. Each and every tangerine is peeled by hand and crafted with 100% Irish alcohol.   

Wilde Irish Gin
€44 Was €49
Distilled and produced in West Cork Distillers, this gin has a distinctive citrus and floral forward gin with a background juniper note, instilled with extracts of bitter orange peel and wild Irish mountain heather from West Cork. It has an exquisite blend of carefully selected ingredients that are guaranteed to shine through in every sip.  This gin not only has taste in abundance, but it stands out from the crowd with a nod to Oscar Wilde’s cane with an elaborate cap and a bespoke book shaped purple Italian Murano glass bottle – a real winner on the party gift list.   

For the full list of gins on offer please visit

Father's Day Gift Ideas From O'Briens Wines

Forget about woolly slippers or eau de musk, get them something they can sit back, relax, and enjoy on Father’s Day this Sunday 21st of June. Let us take the hassle out of choosing a gift, pop in store or browse on line for a range of great Father's Day Gift Ideas

Australia’s 2020 vintage: Winemakers' perspectives

Join winemakers Virginia Willcock (Vasse Felix), Louisa Rose (Yalumba) and Sarah Crowe (Yarra Yering) to hear their take on the unprecedented 2020 vintage in Margaret River, Barossa Valley and Yarra Valley. The winemakers will be beaming in live from their respective regions, with Sarah Ahmed leading the conversation and fielding questions. 
More info here.

Wine Searcher Attempts Predicting The New Normal In The World Of Wine
Wine, beer and spirit categories have all benefited from a sharp rise in online sales in the US and UK markets, while Champagne and esoteric labels have suffered. E-commerce is now critical for businesses and many wineries, particularly in the US, will seek to grow their DTC sales. New formats and online communication will become increasingly important – all uncontroversial, reasonable assumptions. Read more here.