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To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

The sheer effervescence of sparkling wine

Once the very symbol of extravagant luxury, Champagne is available now from iconic producers, boutique makers and discount chains alike

Practical opulence

Practical opulence

In luxury and business gifting, wine and spirits have become one of the most practical options

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

Re-gifting – the joy, the sorrows and the sins

Give Christmas dinner the five-star treatment

Give Christmas dinner the five-star treatment

With less than a month to go before the big day, it’s time to start planning your Christmas Day menu. Add a touch of luxury to your table with these recipes from David McCann, executive chef at Dromoland Castle (dromoland.ie), the five-star resort in Co Clare

A sprinkling of sweet sensations

A sprinkling of sweet sensations

Get a head start on your Christmas baking with these four tempting recipes from pastry chef Shane Smith

Time to indulge your dormant fondness for fondue

Time to indulge your dormant fondness for fondue

My taxi driver is equal parts intrigued and amused. “Did you just say you’re going for fondue tonight?” he asks, as I finish a call in the back of his car. “I am indeed,” I tell him. “Retro or what?”

The short cut to Christmas culinary bliss

The short cut to Christmas culinary bliss

Don’t sweat the cooking this season - do it the easy way, with these recipes from chef Fiachra Kenny of the Old Spot gastropub in Dublin

Making Amarone great again

Making Amarone great again

Unashamedly complex and technical, the northern Italian wine Amarone is a living rebuke to the practices of low-intervention winemaking

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

The fine art of family values

The fine art of family values

The First Families of Wine group, which prioritises sustainable wine production, has chosen its 12th and final member

Affordable flavours of India, and cleverly located as well

Affordable flavours of India, and cleverly located as well

Ruchii joins the ranks of solid, affordable neighbourhood restaurants in the Dublin suburbs

A trio of delectable winter dishes

A trio of delectable winter dishes

This week, Graeme Dodrill, head chef at Peploe’s on St Stephen’s Green in Dublin (peploes.com), has three recipes designed for a cosy winter dinner party

To try, buy and put by

To try, buy and put by

In praise of all that’s natural

In praise of all that’s natural

Natural Wine makers are gaining new followers with authentic flavours and minimum intervention