Cheers on Beer, Wine and Spirits. Update #1 - Kinsale Spirit Takes To OpenSea. SuperValu Wine of the Month. And more.

 Cheers on Beer, Wine and Spirits. #210422. Update #1 Fidelty Beer Fest cancelled. News from Wines of the World, Whiplash, Galway Hooker, Thompsons, O'Briens Wines, White Hag, Bubble Bros, Greenes, Wines Direct. 



Historic Opportunity

Kinsale Spirit Company to auction Rare Irish Malt Whiskey on the NFT platform OpenSea

 

Live auction Friday 23rd April – Friday 30th April 2021

 

Kinsale Spirit Company goes to market with the first ever Whiskey Cask represented by an NFT (A non-fungible token) and auctioned on the NFT marketplace OpenSea. The  200-litre cask of Rare Irish Malt Whiskey, is live for auction until Friday, April 30th https://opensea.io/collection/rare-aged-irish-malt-whiskey-casks )

 

The blockchain powered platform allows the viewers and future bidders to see full traceability from when it was entered into auction. Speaking on the project, Co-Owner of Kinsale Spirit Company, Ernest Cantillon says;

 

“I’ve been a keen observer on the sidelines of the NFT world for a long time and always wanted an opportunity to get involved. I thought that combining the rapidly evolving world of blockchain to such a traditional business as whiskey would be fun – such a juxtaposition. When this whiskey was laid down nearly 20 years ago, it would have been hard to even imagine the whole world of NFTs and cryptocurrencies.”

 

Kinsale Spirit Company plans on integrating these digital auctions into their offering combining digital and physical. While opening up new channels of whiskey aficionados and avid NFT collectors and crypto currency enthusiasts.  


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SuperValu's Wine of the Month



19 Crimes Red Blend/Sauvignon Block 75cl at €10 each

Was €14.99 Save €4.99

The nose of the 19 Crimes Red Blend is loaded with jammy, ripe, sweet berry notes laced with chocolate and vanilla. While the Sauvignon Blanc delivers a crisp and delicious light body with aromas of passionfruit and lush red apples with a fresh, crisp finish.

 

Our Must Buy this month...at a fantastic price of €40 each

  • Torres Sangre de Toro 6 Bottle Case 75cl.  Standard RRP €72
  • Torres Viña Sol 6 Bottle Case 75cl Standard RRP €66

 

With Summer season on the way, we’ve a lovely range of Rosé to choose from including Graham Norton’s Own Rosé 75cl at €12 ( Was €14.99 Save €2.99 ) and for that perfect BBQ steak why not try some of our Premium Wine range including Pagos De Labarca AEX 75cl at only €18 ( Was €22.99 Save €4.99 ).


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KYLIE MINOGUE CELEBRATES SELLING HER MILLIONTH BOTTLE OF WINE BY RELEASING A SPARKLING ROSÉ PROSECCO HOUSED IN AN ICONIC “LOVERS” DEBOSSED GLASS BOTTLE.
“I am unbelievably humbled and thrilled by the global response to Kylie Minogue Wines. To sell over a million bottles in less than a year has been incredible, and testimony to the amazing producers and winemakers Kylie Minogue Wines have been lucky enough to work alongside. I have been incredibly touched by the joy our wines have brought to so many people in the last year, and I am excited this month to release our new 2020 Rosé vintages including a very special Sparkling Prosecco Rosé - enjoy!”
All the details, including orders, here, at Wines of the World

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Statement from Whiplash & The Big Romance:

Fidelity Beer Festival Postponed to 2022

"It is with great disappointment that we announce the postponement of Fidelity Beer Festival, due to take place this 16th & 17th July. The reaction to our event has been incredible, with Saturday's session sold out so much faster than we could've imagined and Friday tickets nearly gone too, so this has been a very tough decision.

An event of this scale requires so much forward planning, with beer & brewers flown in from around the world, so with where we're at regarding the latest restrictions & vaccine rollout, we are unfortunately unable to wait any longer.

With that, Fidelity 2021 will now take place on 15th and 16th July 2022 at The Mansion House, Dublin.

All tickets for 2021 will remain valid for the corresponding date in 2022 and we’d love it if you could join us then. We’re now even more motivated to make this the best beer event Ireland has seen and we hope it will be worth the wait. We do understand that this might not be possible for everyone, so you can request a full refund until 25th June 2021.

Ticket holders now have two options:

●     Hold on to your tickets and join us in 2022 - Friday and Saturday 2021 tickets will still be valid on the corresponding days in 2022

●     Get a refund – until 25th June 2021 you can "Contact The Organiser" to request a refund via Eventbrite or email info@thebigromance.ie using the subject "Fidelity Festival Refund"

Additional tickets that become available through refunds will be on sale from 28th June.

We want to thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you in July 2022. We will sesh again!

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Galway Hooker
You can look. But you cannot touch! These are booked! But plenty more available.

New Brews: 

2 new brews incoming over the next 2 months. First, will see the start of our locally themed series that will aim to support local Irish businesses on the ingredient side. First edition will be an Elderflower Ale using locally foraged Elderflower. 
2nd brew will be closer to June, but will be a completely new type of brew for us. Let's just it'll be Neopolitan Ice Cream themed, and will be a collaboration with a huge new brewery that we have partnered with from a far distant country. Really excited for this one.

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Thompsons are calling all Gin Lovers



📢 Calling all Gin Lovers, Friends of Gin Lovers, Siblings of Gin Lovers...you get the drift...📢
Introducing our newest offering, Thompson’s curated gin boxes.
Some of the best gins from around Cork and Ireland have been hand chosen by our bar staff and carefully paired with a Poachers Tonic (made in Co. Wexford) and recommended garnishes. More details here.
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Rioja Tasting with Beronia Wines - Live ZOOM May 14th

Sale Price:120.00 Original Price:141.00

This will be a live virtual tasting via ZOOM on Friday May 14th at 7pm.

If you are looking for a virtual transportation to Rioja - Spain - this is your chance.

Join Kate Barry from Wines Of the World and Fernando Cardesa Cabrera from Beronia Winery, to escape to Rioja and learn all there is to know about these beautiful wines and the different styles.

More details and order here.

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O'Briens Wine


TOP ORGANIC WINES TO TRY THIS WEEKEND
By Lorcan O'Brien | Wine Content Specialist
This week sees an exciting new lineup of spring wine offers, and to celebrate the season we bring you four of our top organic wines to try this weekend. For more info, just click on spring wine offers

1 - Château de Gairoird Organic Rosé Côtes de Provence, France

2 - Lunaria Vola Volé Trebbiano d'Abruzzo, Italy

3 - Integro Negroamaro IGP Puglia

4 - Emiliana Étnico Rapel Valley Chile

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White Hag Go Tangerine



Just when we thought we’d seen the last of the Shebeen, it comes roaring back to relevance. Conceived by a few determined Irish folk on both sides of the brexit border during covid, Tangerine Shebeen is a juicy, sweet and zesty IPA that was made for enjoying in illicit company, or secretive hideaways, while dreaming of the pub.

Tangerine Shebeen has been in the works for some time now, so we’re very excited to finally launch this zesty collab alongside our friends in Round Corner Brewing, Melton Mowbray.

Coming in a big boy 440ml can and landing at 5.7% abv it’s just a perfect ‘start of summer’ beer! Details and order here.

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Bubble Brothers Making Space For New Wines


More exciting new wines are on their way to Cork—the recently arrived Loire Valley whites from Les Frères Couillaud and the comprehensive range of champagne from Champagne Baron Albert were just the beginning of our 2021 plans—so it's time to make some space in the Little Island warehouse for the next deliveries.

See all the wine offers here.

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Greenes and Wines Direct



ONLINE ZOOM WINE TASTING

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FRIDAY 30TH APRIL - 8PM
We are very excited about our next 'meet the winemaker' online tasting event with Roberto from Di Filippo Winery in Italy. Informative and lots fun with 2 stunning wines, artisan cheeses & charcuterie! All from the comfort of your own home!
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